Wadsworth, Johnson rule Tour

Parker Wadsworth of Vernon was in a groove at two Kamloops courses on the Zone 2 Junior Golf Tour

Parker Wadsworth of Vernon was in a groove at two Kamloops courses on the Zone 2 Junior Golf Tour last weekend.

Wadsworth carded a 73 Saturday to win the Kamloops Golf &Country Club tournament. He finished third with a 78 at The Dunes Sunday in Westsyde. Wadsworth has played eight events and is fifth on the Order of Merit with 144 points.

Wyatt Brook of Kamloops Rivershore leads the points ladder with 208.5 points. He was second in both tournaments, shooting 74 at Kamloops and 76 at The Dunes.

Ryley Johnson of Vernon took The Dunes tourney with a 74. Jaden Steinke of Vernon shared fourth place with Mike White of Princeton at 79, while Dexter Weiten of Vernon was ninth at 96.

Johnson is sixth on the Order of Merit with 141 points in six events.

Will Lockwood of Vernon was the top Bantam at The Dunes with a 77 and third at Kamloops with a 78. His brother Max was second at Kamloops with an 81 and seventh at The Dunes with 84.

Ryan Vest, 10, shot 86 at The Dunes.

The Sunday before, Vest won the Boys 9-10 title in the IMG Academy Junior World Championships qualifier at Langara in Vancouver.

Vest shot a 2-over 73 for a five-stroke victory over Ryan Liang of Vancouver and the top overall score for players as old as 18. There was a field of 11 in his division.

The qualifying win gives Vest a direct spot to the IMG Academy Junior Worlds, July 10-14, at Torrey Pines in San Diego.

His win also qualifies him for The Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at the PGA National Resort &Spa July 18-23, in Florida, but he will be unable to make that tournament.

Meanwhile, Keith Vandenbrink of Hillview has reached the round of eight in the Callaway Interior PGA Tour match play tournament.

Vandenbrink defeated Laurie Pierce of Two Eagles in West Kelowna 8up with seven holes to play in the round of 32 opening match at Black Mountain in Kelowna.

“Cool and sometimes rainy conditions, made for a long day,” said Vandenbrink.

In the round of 16 also at Black Mountain, Vandenbrink defeated Jake Pilon of Sunset Ranch in Kelowna 3 and 2.

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