HOSTED AT:  Musqueam Golf Club  Mon. Aug. 12, 2013,  Vancouver. BC  Langley Golf Club  Tue. Aug. 13, 2013  Langly, BC  Sunshine Woods Golf Club,  Wed. Aug. 14, 2013,  Delta, BC   Kings Links Golf Club,  Thu. Aug. 15, 2013,  Delta, BC, http://www.countyogi.com/ optimistinternationallogo.png Little Masters Golf Tour 2013 Sponsored and Hosted by The Optimist Club of Vancouver

The 2013 Little Masters is history

Despite some surprise rain showers on the final day, a lot of exciting golf was recorded by players of all ages. Our sincere thanks to the golf courses who make this event possible, namely the Musqueam Golf Centre in Vancouver, the Langley Golf Centre in Langley, the Sunshine Woods GC in Delta and the Kings Links GC in Ladner. It's a great effort too, by our parent families who ensure their sons and daughters take part in the fun. In all, over ninety players signed up this year. After 54 holes, the top 36 and ties went on to the final round.

The 2013 Little Masters saw 3 "Hole-in-One's" brighten up the scoreboard. Ten year old Ben DRAGAN of Pitt Meadows made his first "ace" at Musqueam GC's third Hole on Monday and then on Tuesday, Vancouver's Jin SONG, also age 10, "aced" the 6th Hole at the Langley Golf Centre, followed later by Ryan YAP, also age 10 of Richmond, who "aced" the 18th Hole at Langley. What is most unusual is that all three boys played in the same group those days! Shows the power of positive "Optimistic" thinking! If he can do it, I can too! And, they did!

Terrific performance by Richmond's Brycen KO, to take the Age 9-10 division in convincing fashion! It's a bright future for this lad!

And the same can be said for 7 year-old Lucy YUAN of Vancouver, firing a 31 at the Kings Links back nine! 5 birdies and an eagle!

Girls 9-10 Champion Victoria LIU of Vancouver returned the days best score at the Kings Links - a nefty 71-1 Wow.

Honourable mention to other solid performces from the classy Raymond LI, age 12, of Vancouver, Yogi golfer, Philip MAK of Vancouver and the always competitive Mary PARSONS of Delta. These youngsters are gaining invaluable experience and having fun at the same time. Smiles all around!

Our Grand Champion for 2013 is West Vancouver's ANDREW WONG, age 15, whose steady play returned a 72 Hole Total of 243, just 3 over par! Andrew won the boys overall championship too, with VICTORIA LIU, age 10, of Vancouver, taking the girls crown with a 72 Hole Total of 249. Great!

Results:

BOYS: Age 5-6:

 1. Chris LIU (Van) Total 321

Age 7-8:

1. Daniel XU (Rmd)     271

2. Noah KARLGREN (Sry)    278

3. David DENG (Van)    291

4. Ryan BURNS (Abb)    295

4. Caleb DAVIES (Lgly)    295


BOYS Age 9-10:

1. Brycen KO (Rmd)    254

2. Zackary WILENSKY (Coq)   270

3. Anthony KONDRAK (Vic)   282

4. Leo HARPER (Bby)    284

5. Tyson DYCK (Abb)    292

6. Thomas REED (MRdg)    296

7. Nathan BOAL (Bby)   298

8. Benjamin KANG (Van)    305


GIRLS 7-8:

1. Lucy YUAN (Van)    273

2. Eden FUCHS (PMdws)    329


GIRLS 9-10:

1. Victoria LIU (Van)    249 Overall Girls Champion

2. Emily ZHANG (Van)   295

3. Stefanie SILVA (Sry)    300

4. Jennifer GU (WVan)    303


BOYS Age 11-12

1. Raymond LI (Van)    246

2. Dylan BERCAN (Van)    253

3. Michael CRISOLOGO (Rmd)   255

4. Justin YAP (Rmd)    256

5. Ricky PARSONS (Del)    265

6. Henry LEI (Sry)     276


BOYS 13-15

1. Andrew WONG (WVan)   243 Grand Champion and Overall
                                                 Boys Champion

2. Nicolas MIU (Rmd)    261

3. Josh KILLINS (Coq)    262

4. Andrew KIM (NWest)    269

5. Bernie XU (Rmd)    271

6. Liam MacKINNON (Coq)  277

6. Top LAU (Rmd)     277

8. Justin YEE (Bby)    280


BOYS 16-18

1. Philip MAK (Van)    249


GIRLS Age 11-12 1. Laura WONG (WVan)   294

2. Amy EHLERT (MRdg)    317


GIRLS Age 13-15

1. Mary PARSONS (Del)    262

2. Shania REMANDABAN (Coq)   271

3. Toby LAU (Rmd)    277