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Kozak swings B.C. Amateur ace

Conner Kozak’s hole-in-one on the 15th was the lone bright spot of his opening round at the 109th annual B.C. Amateur Golf Championships Tuesday at The Dunes in Kamloops.

Conner Kozak’s hole-in-one on the 15th was the lone bright spot of his opening round at the 109th annual B.C. Amateur Golf Championships Tuesday at The Dunes in Kamloops.

Kozak, a member of the Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club who earned third place at the B.C. juniors last week in Trail, finished the day with a 4-over par 76. He recovered with subsequent rounds of 71-70 to sit tied for 42nd at 1-over heading into today’s final round.

Richard Jung of Toronto sat atop the leaderboard at 12-under. After opening rounds 67 and 69, Jung, who received a presidential exemption to play in the event, carded a front nine 32 (as of The Morning Star’s Thursday deadline).

Victoria’s Kevin Carrigan was second at 10-under with 68-70, and a front nine 32.

Justin Wurz of the Vernon Golf & Country Club, shot 72-75-73 to join a group of four tied for 58th at 4-over.

Coldstream’s David Szestopalow (Predator Ridge) squeaked under the cut with rounds of 76-71-77.

Brady Stead and Brad Jones, both with the Spall club, missed the cut.