Morning Star Staff
Matt Kreutz carded a pair of 5-under 67s to win his second straight Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club Junior championship.
Kreutz, 18, rang up seven birdies and no bogeys in the final round Thursday for an eight-stroke victory over nine-year-old phenom Ryan Vest (72-72).
Kreutz, who will play for the Minot State University Beavers in North Dakota next year, found water and scored a triple-bogey on the 18th hole Thursday.
He and Vest both pocketed $50 pro shot gift cards in a field of 13. Vest, who plays from the red tees, took the low net title at 126.
Kreutz swings a Ping G30 driver, hits Callaway irons and Cleveland wedges and also carries a Titleist hybrid three-wood.
Kreutz earlier won the Zone 2 Junior Golf Tour Order of Merit.
Braeden Cooper fashioned 73-78-151 to share third place with Parker Wadsworth (76-75-151), while Mac Gourdine finished fifth wtih 78-76-154.
Austin Bosquet reeled off 76-81-157 for sixth spot, while Ryley Johnson was seventh at 78-80-158. Rylan Brown shot 85-79-181 for eighth, while Michael Lenoury counted 87-79-166 for ninth.
The B.C. Juvenile (16 and under) Golf Championships open Tuesday at Spall with a field of 155 in a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start.
There will be a 36-hole cut in the 54-hole tournament. Diego San Pedro (boys) and Shirin Anjarwalla (girls) won last year’s titles.