Vandenbrink cards second

Keith Vandenbrink of Hillview pocketed $1,133 after tying for second place in the Kelowna Rotary Pro-Am Golf Classic at the Harvest Tuesday.

Keith Vandenbrink of Hillview pocketed $1,133 after tying for second place in the Kelowna Rotary Pro-Am Golf Classic at the Harvest Tuesday.

Vandenbrink shot a 4-under 68, producing five birdies and one bogey. Russ Latimer of Black Mountain in Kelowna and Ethan Danish of West Kelowna Two Eagles also carded 68.

Brad Clapp of Chilliwack fired a 67 to claim the $2,500 first pro prize.

Vandenbrink led his Kelowna amateur group to the team title, where a Stableford system was used to tabulate points.

Next up for Vandenbrink is the Royal York Pro-Am next Friday.

Meanwhile, Vernon’s Conner Kozak was in a share of 65th place after two rounds of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men’s Championships Thursday at the Creekside Golf Club in Salem, Ore.

Kozak, a Seaton grad now with the UBC Thunderbirds, shaved two strokes off his opening round 78 to sit at 10-over (154) Thursday.

Sondre Ronold of the Oklahoma City Stars fashioned identical rounds of 3-under 69 to top the leaderboard at 138.

In team play, the T-Birds slipped to ninth place with an overall score of 599, 23 strokes back of the Stars.