Kreutz takes Kamloops tourney

Matt Kreutz of Coldstream is on a major roll in the Zone 2 Junior Golf Tour.

Morning Star Staff

Matt Kreutz of Coldstream will play golf for the Minot State University Beavers in North Dakota next season.

For now, he’s a rock star on the Zone 2 Junior Golf Tour.

The Grade 12 Kalamalka Secondary School student carded a 3-under 69 Sunday at The Dunes to claim the Seventh annual Kamloops City Junior Golf Tournament title.

Kreutz pocketed a 5-over 77 opening day Saturday at Rivershore Golf Links.

Kreutz, who turned 18 in March, has won three tour stops in seven attempts this season. He collected a Titleist bag for the Kamloops win.

“My driving and hitting the greens in regulation were working for me,” said Kreutz. “My putting was average the first day and better the second day; I made a couple of long putts.”

He was 3-under after five holes Sunday to catch first-day leader and Bantam-age player Braeden Cooper of Vernon, who carded a 76 at Rivershore.

Terry Cousineau of Kamloops and Kreutz were one stroke back, while Parker Wadsworth of Vernon shot 79 and Coldstream’s Austin Bosquet produced an 80. Mac Gourdine of Vernon shot 81, while Christian Lacasse of Vernon posted 82. Eight-year-old Ryan Vest shot 91.

Kreutz finished six strokes ahead of Cousineau for the crown.

Cooper fired 85 Sunday, while Dexter Weiten of Vernon fashioned an 81.

Kelowna’s Tiegan Taylor, a Grade 10 juvenile, took the female title.

Moore is coming off a busy off season during which she finished second at the MJT tour finals in Arizona in November and second at the MJT international players championship in Beaumont, Calif.