Photo by Phillip L. Hansen 22/08/2012 - 7:53 PM Optimist Club of Vancouver British Columbia

Optimist Junior Linkster Tour(BC) –

Vancouver, Canada – May 25, 2013

 Musqueam Golf Course  – Par 60, 3,471 & 3,069 yards

  It's a very busy time for organizers of the 50 plus tournaments, clinics and learning programs offered through the unique Junior Linkster Tour(BC).  The Musqueam Golf & Learning Centre hosted the boys and girls Age 5-15 to their delightful layout, and no matter  the weather, 40+  juniors responded happily!

 Age 8 & Under “Pee Wees” saw newcomer, Jason SANG  from Richmond,, take the crown with a very solid score of 69.  Silver medal goes to young Kenneth Wang of Vancouver at 72.  Third spot and the bronze medal goes to another 7year-old, Noah KARLGREN of Surrey, just one stroke behind at 73.  Each age division has “special yardage” for Age 5-6, 7-8, Boys and Girls.  Everyone can play the course with more chances for those “happy birdies”!

 Age 9 – 10 “Divots” division, were treated to no less than six extra  holes to determine a winner, and was it a terrific playoff!  Home course favourite, Brycen KO of Richmond takes the title and trophy for his round of 71.  Brycen's dad, Kelvin is a teaching Pro at Musqueam.  Silver medal goes to Richmond's Mackenzie BICKELL at 74 and Freddy SUN of south Delta takes the Bronze with a 77.  These lads are keen competitors with eyes for the big time and many have already qualified for the major junior events such as the Callaway Junior World in San Diego and Veritas World Junior in Los Angeles, held in July.


 Age 11 & Up “Bear Cubs” division saw the best scoring of the day for the boys, a 65 by Burnaby's Jack DICKIE.  Jack has really been coming on this year and with plenty of competition from Michael CRISOLOGO of Richmond, who also fired a 65, but did not wait for the playoff!  Michael takes the silver medal.  The bronze medal goes to Bradley GAGNON of Burnaby with a 71. Vancouver's Dylan Bercan & Kevin Li tied at 71, but come 4th due to a scorecard “count-back”.

 Junior Girls Division sees the steady talent of Mary PARSONS of Delta prevail again, and Mary's two birdies cinched the win and trophy for a happy gal.  Mary also fired a solid 65 for the day.  Second spot Silver medal goes to young seven year-old Lucy YUAN of Vancouver with a 72. Third spot Bronze Medal to our also always-smiling Emily ZHANG of Vancouver.  

 Our sincere thanks to Musqueam Golf Centre for hosting the Optimist Junior Linksters who always enjoy the course and the popular “Putt-Putt” Course too!

Here are the Highlighted Scores:

Boys:  Age 8 & Under “Pee Wees”

1. Jason  SANG (Rmd) 69

2. Kenneth WANG (Van)  72

3. Noah  KARLGREN  (Sry) 73

4. Caleb DAVIES (Lgly) 79

5. Nathan  SZPAKOWICZ (Van) 79

6. Ryen  TYTHERLEIGH(Van) 82

7. Yi Yao  LIU  (Van)  83

8. Edward GAO  (Van)  83

9. Sean  YOUNG (Manilla) 86

10. Jonathan BEACH (Van)  88

Age 9 – 10 “Divots”

1. Brycen KO  (Rmd) 71

2. Mackenzie BICKELL (Rmd) 74

3. Freddy SUN  (Del)  77

4. Leo  HARPER (Bby)  81

5. Benjamin KANG (Van)  81

6. Ricky WEN  (Sry)  84

7. Victor CRISP (Sry)  84

8. Treton CLARKE (Mission) 84

9. Sher  SIDHU (Sry)  84

10. Andy LUO  (Bby)  85

11. Kevin TANG (Van)  90


Age 11 & Up “OPEN” Division


1.  Jack DICKIE (Bby)  65

2.  Michael CRISOLOGO (Rmd) 65

3.  Bradley GAGNON (Bby)  71

4.  Dylan BERCAN (Van)  71

4.  Kevin LI  (Van)  71

6.  Kaito McKELVIE (Bby) 74

7.  Rickey PARSONS (Del)  75

8.  Jack SUI  (Nvan) 84

9.  Jamin FENG (Van)         119

 Junior Girls Division

1. Mary  PARSONS (Del)  65

2. Lucy  YUAN (Van)  72

3. Emily ZHANG (Van)  80

4. Jennifer GU  (Wvan) 89

5. Fiona  REUTER (Van)  89

6. Claire LAM  (Van)  97