Kreutz claims fifth junior title

Matt Kreutz of Coldstream carded a 3-under 69 Sunday to win the Zone II Junior Golf Tour stop Sunday at Kelowna Springs.

Matt Kreutz of Coldstream carded a 3-under 69 Sunday to win the Zone II Junior Golf Tour stop Sunday at Kelowna Springs.

Kreutz, 18, has won five tour stops, including three of the last four. He earned birdies on four par-4s, making a 17-foot “downhill slider” putt on No. 10 and draining a 15-footer on the 11th hole.

The Grade 12 Kalamalka student shot 76 Saturday to finish in a three-way for fourth spot at the Kelowna Golf & Country Club.

Declan McDonald of Oliver was second at Kelowna Springs with a 71. Braeden Cooper of Vernon, Rowan Froese of Kamloops and Nick Jones of Kamloops shared third place at 72.

Austin Bosquet of Coldstream was in a four-way share of fourth at 74.

Cameron Welch of Kelowna produced a 71 Saturday for victory at Kelowna Golf & CC, two strokes ahead of Branden Jewsbury of West Kelowna. Phillip Kaiser of Kelowna fashioned 75 for third.

Phillip Kaiser of Kelowna fashioned 75 for third, followed by Cooper, Mac Gourdine of Vernon and Kreutz, all at 76. Parker Wadsworth of Vernon fired 77 to join a throng of four in fifth.

Zone II tournaments go Saturday at Salmon Arm and Sunday at Talkin Rock @ Quaaout Lodge near Chase.