McEachran-Law soars at Eagle Point

Matt McEachran-Law cards a sizzling 5-under 67 to place first overall in Zone 2 junior golf tour event at Eagle Point in Kamloops.

Vernon’s Chris McEachran-Law felt pretty good about his even-par 72 Saturday at Eagle Point Golf Resort in Kamloops.

What he didn’t know was his upstart little brother Matt had also been busy at the B.C. Zone 2 junior golf stop, carding a sizzling 5-under 67 to place first overall.

Chris finished tied for second with Kelowna’s Madison Kapchinsky, while Vernon’s Austin Bosquet earned a share of fourth at 2-over 74.

One-over after six holes, Matt reeled off three straight birdies to go out at 34. Three more birdies on the back and a tap-in eagle on 14 led to a 3-under 33 on the back nine for a new career best.

Christian Lacasse of Vernon carded a 78 to earn a share of 10th.

In the Bantam division, Mac Gourdine of Vernon finished with an 82 to place fourth, while Dexter Weiten was 10th with a 90 and Daniel Saunders was 13th with a 100.

Sunday at the Zone 2 stop at the Dunes in Kamloops, Kelowna’s Steven Lee fired a 3-under 69 for first place. He was followed by Kelowna’s James Casorso (71) and Matt McEachran Law (72) in second and third.

Chris McEachran Law shot a 74 for a tie at fourth and Bosquet fired a 76. Mackenzie Barrie of Vernon shot 77. Lacasse shot an 82 to place 21st and Gourdine was 30th with an 84.

In Bantam play, Weiten tied for eighth at 87 and Saunders fashioned a 96 for 11th.

Meanwhile, Seaton grad Conner Kozak is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics second team all-star for the second straight year.

Kozak, captain of the UBC Thunderbirds men’s team, steadily improved at last week’s NAIA championships, carding rounds of 78-76-73-71 to finish 31st. The T-Birds placed 11th overall.

In 21 rounds this season, Kozak had a scoring average of 74.24. He leaves Saturday to play in the Canadian Interuniversity Championships, May 28-31, in Ste-Sophie, Que.

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