Kreutz collects Penticton golf win

Vernon junior Matt Kreutz held off a challenge from bantam newcomer George Wilkins of Lake Country for golf glory Sunday.

Morning Star Staff

Vernon junior Matt Kreutz held off a challenge from bantam newcomer George Wilkins of Lake Country to win Sunday’s stop on the Zone 2 Junior Golf Tour at the Penticton Golf and Country Club.

Kreutz, playing from the longer silver tee box, fired a 74 to win the overall title, edging Wilkins – playing from the green tees – who fired a 76.

Vernon’s Austin Bosquet was third overall after firing a 79.

Wilkins, winner of the overall title at Saturday’s tour stop in Summerland with a 75 (from the shorter red tees), was tops in the bantam division at Penticton. Braeden Cooper of Vernon was third after shooting an 81, while Ryan Vest was fifth with an 84, one ahead of Vernon’s Hunter Penalva.

Vernon’s Dexter Wieten and Mac Gourdine were in a three-way tie for sixth spot in the juvenile division at Penticton (played from gold tee boxes), each golfer firing an 83, two shots better than Parker Wadsworth. Taylor Scott shot a 97.

Cooper and Gourdine (top juvenile) tied for fourth overall in Summerland Saturday,  both firing 78s. Kreutz shot an 82 to finish one shot ahead of Bosquet.

Wadsworth (85), Weiten (87), Penalva (90), Vest (93) and Scott (101) also competed in Summerland.

The junior tour stop at the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club Saturday (11 a.m. first tee time) before heading to Kelowna’s Okanagan Golf Club Sunday, where participants will play the Bear course.