Granite Pointe a Nelson is playing host to some of the best up and coming golfers in the province at the 2017 BC Juvenile Championships August 16-18.
A field of approximately 80 players are expected to tee it up beginning next Wednesday at Granite Pointe in the 54-hole tournament.
“The competition will be excellent,” said Morven Douglas, Host Club Chair for the tournament.
A handful of players from the area, including Xander Bankes from Redstone in Rossland, Balfour’s Brendon Makeiv and Nik Jenner, William Watt and A.J. Roberts of Castlegar, have entered the tournament on the Par 72, 6208-yard track.
“Due to the wildfires, the tournament field will be around 80 players, not the usual 144,” Douglas explained.
“Approximately 20 percent will be female.”
“All handicaps are below 15 with a few scratch players will be onsite,” Douglas added.
Douglas said the grounds staff has been working hard to keep the course in top shape during this summer heatwave that had blanketed the province.
Spectators are welcome to watch the players during the tournament on all three days of the tournament.
Tournament play begins at 7:30 a.m. daily, concluding at approximately 4 p.m.
Douglas said the awards ceremony will take place Friday at approximately 4 p.m. when the two championship titles for Juvenile Boys and Juvenile Girls will be presented.