Whitehorse junior misses cut at B.C. championship

Struggling with his short game, Whitehorse's Trever Harris failed to make the cut at the 2012 British Columbia Junior Boys Championship at Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club in Roberts Creek, just north of Vancouver, last week.

Struggling with his short game, Whitehorse’s Trever Harris failed to make the cut at the 2012 British Columbia Junior Boys Championship at Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club in Roberts Creek, just north of Vancouver, last week.

The 15-year-old was up against 185 of B.C.‘s top junior golfers. Only the top 74 advanced into the second half of the championship.

“The scores don’t show it from last year to this year, but I was hitting the ball amazing out there,” said Harris. “I just didn’t bring it together with my wedge game and my putting.

“The greens down there were lightning fast, but it was great down there.”

It was Harris’ second consecutive time representing the Yukon at the B.C. championship. He won the spot a little over a month ago, beating out two other Yukon juniors at a qualifying event at Mountain View Golf Course in Whitehorse.

Last week at the championship he hit an 86 and an 89.

“I made an eight on a Par 3 and that really screwed my round up,” said Harris.

While at the championship, Harris got an invite to play in a tournament in Waterloo, Ontario, in two weeks.

Harris, who spent the spring attending the Brent Morrison Golf Academy on Vancouver Island, finished second for juniors at Yukon Golf Championships the last two years. He also finished second in a tournament at the Comox Golf Club earlier this season.

He was a day late getting back from Roberts Creek and was therefore unable to compete at the Yukon Golf Championships this past weekend.

Harris was not the only Whitehorse golfer taking on B.C.‘s best this month. Mountain View’s Tom Amson is currently competing at the BCGA Senior Golf Championships at the Nanaimo Golf Club. In his first B.C. championship last year, Amson missed the cut by just two strokes.

Next week, former Yukon champion Blaine Tessier will be representing the Yukon at the BCGA Amateur Championship at Swaneset Bay Resort in Pitt Meadows. He competed at the B.C. amateur open in 2008 and was five strokes from making the cut.

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