Kreutz captures Zone 2 Order of Merit

A second-place finish at the season-ending championship clinched the 2015 Zone 2 Junior Golf Tour Order of Merit for Vernon’s Matt Kreutz.

Matt Kreutz won the Zone 2 junior golf tour Order of Merit.

Matt Kreutz won the Zone 2 junior golf tour Order of Merit.

A second-place finish at the season-ending championship clinched the 2015 Zone 2 Junior Golf Tour Order of Merit for Vernon’s Matt Kreutz.

Rounds of 74 and 77 at Gallagher’s Canyon in Kelowna gave Kreutz a two-day total of 151, two shots behind the tour championship winner, Brody Anjo of Kelowna, who fired rounds of 71 and 78 for a 149 finish.

Vernon’s Austin Bosquet had rounds of 79 and 75 at Gallagher’s to finish fourth overall, and ended up second in the Order of Merit.

Kreutz and Bosquet, who are both slated to play university golf this fall for the Minot State Beavers in North Dakota, will be joined by Anjo and Brandon Whistle on the zone team that will compete at the B.C. Junior Golf Championships July 7 to 10 in Osoyoos.

The Zone 2 juvenile team will consist of Vernon’s Braedon Cooper, Lake Country’s George Wilkins and Wyatt Brook and Cameron Welch. They’ll compete at the B.C. Juvenile Boys and Girls Championships Aug. 18 to 20 at the Spallumcheen Golf Club.

Wilkins, who was the overall Zone 2 bantam champion, finished fifth at the tour final, shooting rounds of 76 and 82. Cooper was ninth overall in Kelowna after rounds of 79 and 81.

Jared Larsen and Parker Wadsworth were the only other Vernon golfers to crack the top-20 at the tour championship. Larsen was 13th with two rounds of 81, and Parker Wadsworth was 18th with back-to-back rounds of 82.

Other Vernon golfers competing at Gallagher’s Canyon included Zac Gardner (30th, 84-85-169); Dexter Weiten (33rd, 85-86-171); Hunter Penalva (45th, 86-100-186); Ryan Vest (46th, 97-90, 187); Taylor Scott (54th, 97-107-204);