Kozak headlines Okanagan entry

Vernon’s Conner Kozak, Brad Jones, Matt McEachran-Law and Randy Todosychuk are among the top junior golf talent at the B.C. Junior Boys Championship, which started Tuesday at Birchbank Golf Club in Trail.

Vernon’s Conner Kozak, Brad Jones, Matt McEachran-Law and Randy Todosychuk are among the top junior golf talent at the B.C. Junior Boys Championship, which started Tuesday at Birchbank Golf Club in Trail.

Kozak, a Grade 12 Seaton student, entered competition on a roll, having claimed his third straight Zone 2 Okanagan title last month at the Revelstoke Golf Club.

Back to defend his B.C. junior title is Surrey’s Adam Svensson, who also won the B.C. amateur, Callaway World Junior, Canadian Junior Boys’ Juvenile and the CN Future Links Pacific titles.

The 17-year-old capped the year by being named the Sport B.C. Junior Male Athlete of the Year.

Other notables competing in Trail include 2010 B.C. Juvenile champion Curtis Chan, 14, of Richmond; 2010 B.C. Summer Games individual gold medalist Kevin Kwon, 16, of Pitt Meadows; and Cameron Davison, 17, of Duncan, who finished tied for fourth in the 2010 B.C. Junior competition.

The B.C. Junior Boys Championship is a 72-hole stroke play competition with a cut to the low 70 and ties after 36 holes.