British Columbia Am: Kwon leads jammed leaderboard
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia (July 9, 2013) - Team Canada Development Squad member
Kevin Kwon jumps out to a one-stroke advantage after round one at the 111th BC Amateur
Championship, co-hosted by the Springs at Radium in Radium Hot Springs and the Copper Point Golf
Club in Invermere.
Kwon, a resident of Maple Ridge, continued his strong play as of late with an opening round six-
under-par 66 on the par 72, 6767 yard Springs at Radium Course thanks to a bogey-free round.
Kwon was the 2013 CN Future Links Pacific champion earlier this year at the Crown Isle Golf Resort
in Courtenay and only recently competed in the prestigious Sahalee Players Championship where he
"I am hitting the ball well," stated Kwon.
"There are a lot of chances on the Springs course and I capitalized on them when I had to. The
greens are tricky to read and the fact that I went bogey free was great."
Following close behind Kwon after the first 18 holes is fellow Team Canada member Eric Banks of
Truro, Nova Scotia. Banks, playing in his first BC Amateur Championship and a member of the
University of Florida Gators Men's Golf Team, shot a five-under-par 67 at the Springs. Tied with
Banks after matching his 67 at the Springs are Vernon's Brady Stead, Creston's Kowan O'Keefe and
Kevin Spooner of West Vancouver.
Pre-Championship favourite and talented amateur Charlie Hughes of Langley sits two strokes back
of the lead at -4 (68) along with Victoria's Brent Wilson. Both players recorded their scores on the
Other notables to post sub-par rounds after day one are recent British Columbia Junior Boys'
champion Jared Dutoit of Kimberley (70), defending BC Amateur champion Riley Fleming of Airdrie,
Alberta (70), Victoria's Kevin Carrigan (70) and team mate of Kwon on the Team Canada
Development squad and recent Phil Mickelson Award Winner Adam Svensson of Surrey (71). Past
champions David Rose of West Vancouver and Vancouver's Doug Roxburgh both shot two-over-par
74's to sit eight back of Kwon.
Posting the low round of the day at the Copper Point Golf Course was Calgary's Scott Lowe. Lowe
was only one of three players to break 70 on the par 70, 6807 yard Copper Point on the day. Lowe
sits in a tie for 8th place along with six others.
The Championship continues tomorrow with action at both courses. Players will each get a chance to
play both the Springs and Copper Point during the first two rounds with a cut to the low 70 and ties
occurring following tomorrow's round.
The top-3 competitors from the 111th BC Amateur Championship will represent British Columbia on
Team BC at the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship to be held August 6-9, 2013 at the Royal
Colwood Golf Club and Gorge Vale Golf Club in Victoria, British Columbia.