Two golfers with Prince George connections qualified for Team B.C. after competing at the inaugural Indigenous Golf Championship in the Okanagan this week.
Cody Bailey from the Prince George Golf and Curling Club, representing North Central Metis, finished second in the men’s gross division, just one shot behind the overall winner. Bailey was a three-time winner of the Junior Simon Fraser Open in Prince George and he won both the junior and men’s Simon Fraser Open in 2019.
Keala Zachariuk, from the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and golfing for the Nico-Wynd Ladies Golf Club in Surrey, finished tied for ninth in the women’s gross division.
Both golfers will help represent B.C. in the Challenge Cup tournament playing against Ontario this September.
Other male regional golfers competing at Nk'Mip Desert Canyon Golf Course in Oliver this week included: Brook Brody, Trevor Pruden and Dustin Erickson of Prince George, Dillon Paquette of Dawson Creek, James Pedersen of Quesnel, Darcy Flaherty, Rolf Schuetze, Joel Schuetze, Kolby Paul and Jared Pukacz of Williams Lake.
Other female regional golfers at the tournament included Crystal Wells and Michelle Palmer of Williams Lake.