Nick Taylor was on target at the Vancouver Golf Tour's Pitt Meadows Classic earlier this week

Nick Taylor was on target at the Vancouver Golf Tour's Pitt Meadows Classic earlier this week

Taylor on target in Pitt Meadows, sets new course record

As the weather has heated up, so too has Nick Taylor.

As the weather has heated up, so too has Nick Taylor.

After making it through local qualifying for the U.S. Open on Monday in Bellingham, the 25-year-old Abbotsford golfer came back north of the border and submitted a record-breaking performance on the Vancouver Golf Tour.

Taylor found himself tied with James Allenby of Langley after the first of two rounds of the Pitt Meadows Classic, having carded a six-under 66 on Tuesday.

But Taylor trumped that on Wednesday, firing a scorching nine-under 63 to break the course record at Pitt Meadows Golf Club. Taylor notched seven birdies and added an eagle chip-in on hole 15, which left him with a dominant six-stroke margin over runner-up Darren Wallace.

Taylor’s share of the $14,000 purse was $2,500, plus a bonus prize of a Big Max lightweight golf trolley worth $300.