Bradlee Jones of Vernon swings away in Callaway Pro Tour stop Monday at The Rise.

Bradlee Jones of Vernon swings away in Callaway Pro Tour stop Monday at The Rise.

Horwood’s 75 low 1st round

Holly Horwood of Vancouver held the lead going into this morning’s second round in the B.C. Senior Women’s Championship at VGCC.

  • Jun. 18, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Holly Horwood of Shaughnessy in Vancouver held the lead going into this morning’s second round in the B.C. Senior Women’s Championship at the Vernon Golf & Country Club.

Horwood carded a 1-over 75 Tuesday, while defending champion Lynda Palahniuk of Kelowna shot 76.

The-54 hole tourney ends Thursday.

Jackie Little, a former Vernon member now living in Port Alberni, was in a three-way share of third spot with a 78.

Little was second behind Palahniuk at last year’s rain-shorted provincial tournament in Chilliwack.

Little won the 2012 B.C. crown by 12 strokes at Spallumcheen.

The ladies are playing for titles in Mid-Master (40+), Senior (50+) and Super Senior (60+).

Palahniuk won both the Senior and Super Senior crowns in 2013.

Penny Baziuk of Ardmore in North Saanich and Cindy Beaudet of Canyon Meadows in Calgary joined Little at 78.

Lorianne Tyler of Vancouver’s Marine Drive and Elaine Blatchford of Surrey each fashioned 79s.

Brenda Samis of Vernon fired 86 for a four-way split of 23rd, while Maureen Turner of Predator Ridge shot 89 for a two-way tie for 31st.

Meanwhile, Hillview’s Keith Vandenbrink won both his matches in the Callaway Interior Pro Golf Tour stop Monday at The Rise.

A total of 32 players competed in match play, sponsored by Vernon Hyundai on a day which featured a mix of rain and sunshine.

Vandenbrink, who made the final four last year, made 10 one-putts to close out Adam Blair of Talking Rock 5 and 4 in the morning match.

In round 2, Vandenbrink defeated Rob Larocque of Sun Rivers (Kamloops) 4 and 3 after opening with three straight birdies.

Vandenbrink will meet Chris Hinton of The Harvest (Kelowna) in the round of eight. The date or course will be determined later.

Myles Johnson of Spallumcheen iced Brice McDermott of Kelowna (unattached) 3 and 2 before losing by the same score to Rod Tadey of Fairview Mountain in Oliver.

Bradlee Jones of Vernon Golf & Country Club stopped Miles Palahniuk of Kelowna’s Sunset Ranch 5 and 3 before Hinton beat him 1 up.

Shannon Glenesk of Vernon lost his match to Russ Latimer of Black Mountain and then placed fifth in stroke play with a 76.

The first-round match losers played the stroke round with Jeff Wills of The Rise earning $250 for a 71.

Brian McDonald of Fairview shot 72 to pocket $150, while Lee Ranger of The Rise and Palahniuk each carded 75s for $112.

Ranger lost his morning match to Ian Henson of Tobiano in Kamloops.

Johnson and buddy Jesse Crowe, a teaching pro in Salmon Arm, will golf from dawn to dusk next Tuesday at Spall to raise money for the ALS Society of B.C.

The BCPGA expects to surpass the $1 million mark in year nine.

“We did 10 rounds last year and our goal is to match that or do better,” said Johnson, of the 5 a.m. tee time.

To make a pledge for Johnson and Crowe, visit www.golfathonforals.ca. or drop off donations at the Spallumcheen or Salmon Arm pro shops.