The BVCS Royals pose with their zone championship banner

BVCS dominate zones, move on to provincials

Team wins big over Houston in two round, home and away series.

The BVCS Royals’ golf team of Adam Veenstra, Joel Veenstra, Nathan Steenhof, Aaron Steenhof and Josh Veenstra has qualified for provincials for the first time in the school’s history.

Their golfers took on Houston Christian in a home and away, two round, winner take all qualifier last week, winning by a combined score of 745-567.

“I think making provincials is a big deal,” head coach Ron Van Driel said. “I was surprised by some of our scores in Houston, they did quite well.”

Round one was played at the Willow Grove Golf and Country club in Houston. Adam Veenstra led the way with a 74, followed closely by brother Joel, who shot a 79. After day one, the Royals led 418-323.

Head coach Ron Van Driel expected a strong performance in the return leg, but a few of the golfers struggled at home.

Still, they cruised to victory. Adam Veenstra was clutch again, shooting a 69, the best round on the day.

The team is off to Osoyoos to compete at provincials against 12-16 other teams from around the province.

Since it’s their first time at the competition, Van Driel isn’t sure what to expect from his team.

“I think the goal is going to finish in the top third, but, as a team, we are so young, this is a great opportunity to get some experience.”

“At that age they have to learn to deal with the pressure of playing golf, which can be difficult at times.”

The BVCS team is made up of two Grade 10 golfers, two Grade 8 golfers and one Grade 11.

At provincials, they’ll be going up against more experienced programs, comprised of juniors and seniors.

Normally, the winning teams shoot combined score averages in the low 80s, which will be difficult for the Royals to keep up with.

“The schools that are there year after year have really good golf programs.

“They are always replacing their older kids with younger ones, but we aren’t quite at that point yet.”

In the lead up, the Royals’ golfers will continue to practice daily.

“Those guys are out there every day, trying to put in as much practice time as possible,” Van Driel added.

They head to Osoyoos on May 26 and 27.

After that, high school golf season in the Bulkley Valley will come to a close.

Final scoring from zones:

Adam Veenstra: (74-69-143),

Joel Veenstra: (79-88-167),

Nathan Steenhof: (82-87-169),

Aaron Steenhof: (88-87-175)

Josh Veenstra: (92-92-183).

 

 

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