Playing in one the largest – and most competitive – fields of the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s summer season last weekend in Vernon, Surrey’s Marcus Brown torched the competition en route to a first-place finish.
The 22-year-old Simon Fraser University senior shot rounds of 66 and 67 at the par-71 Predator Ridge Golf Resort to win the tournament’s MJT’s collegiate division by a wide margin – 14 strokes.
The second-place finisher was Kurtis Fontinha of Penticton – a sophomore at the University of Northern Michigan – who shot a two-round score of 147 (71-76).
It was the second year in a row that Brown won the Predator Ridge-hosted event.
“This is my favourite course – best place on earth,” Brown said in a news release.
“It’s always to have a collegiate division and it’s always a fun experience with the MJT.”
In the peewee boys division, Surrey’s Joshua Ince finished in second place, carding a two-round total of 158 after back-to-back rounds of 79.
The Maple Leaf Tour will return to Surrey this weekend, when the Odlum Brown Classic-PGA Tour of BC Jr. Championship is hosted by Northview Golf and Country Club.