Granite Pointe's Carson Arcuri shot 84 on Saturday at Redstone to earn a spot in the BC Summer Games.

Granite Pointe's Carson Arcuri shot 84 on Saturday at Redstone to earn a spot in the BC Summer Games.

Nelson’s Arcuri earns BC Games spot

Granite Pointe’s Carson Arcuri qualified for the BC Summer Games on Saturday at Redstone Resort

Granite Pointe’s Carson Arcuri qualified for the BC Summer Games on Saturday at Redstone Resort in Rossland after a round of 84.

With four Games spots on the line at the West Kootenay Junior Golf Circuit stop, players 16 and under faced extra pressure to make the zone team that will head to Surrey in July.

Arcuri was up to the challenge with his 84. Also qualifying for the team on Saturday were Ryan Fullerton (Rossland-Trail Country Club), Trevor Browell (Champion Lake) and Shawn Ellard (Kaslo). Ellard earned the final spot by beating out Aiden Browell in a playoff.

Though the weather was perfect at Redstone, the scores were all fairly high. A total of 28 juniors teed it up and in the end 14-year-old Braden McKay of Rossland-Trail shot an 80 to take first overall. McKay played consistent golf all day and came through the front nine with the lowest score of any player. He managed to keep his ball in play most of the day and his three over par back nine was good enough to hold on and win. It was the young golfer’s first ever overall junior circuit win.

Other Granite Pointe golfers to make the stop in Rossland included Nolan Renwick (94) and Hanno Southam (98).

The next stop on the junior golf circuit is this Sunday in Creston.