Bateman’s Cutforth, McGee show off golf skills

Timberwolves athletes win competitions at BC AAA high school golf championships at Ledgeview

Devin Cutforth of Robert Bateman Secondary fires a shot Wednesday morning during AAA high school golf championships.

Devin Cutforth of Robert Bateman Secondary fires a shot Wednesday morning during AAA high school golf championships.

Two members of the Robert Bateman Secondary School team were winners in the skill competitions at the BC AAA high school golf championships.

The event was held at the Ledgeview Golf Course in Abbotsford from June 6 to 8.

Devin Cutforth won the 150-yard closest to the pin competition, which consists of hitting a ball closest to the hole from 150 yards away.

Ryan McGee won the 20 chip closest to the pin, which consisted of chipping the ball closest to the hole from 20 yards away.

On the Monday practice round, all 110 students participated in the skills competition that involves longest drive, putting from 30 feet, chipping from 20 yards, closest to the pin from 150 yards, and sand shots closest to the pin from green side bunkers.

The Bateman Timberwolves team came 12th out of 22 teams, shooting a combined team score of 651 at the event. Bateman was the only Abbotsford team to make the provincials.

Coquitlam’s Gleneagle Secondary won the team competition, shooting a combined 584. Gleneagle beat out Langley’s Walnut Grove Secondary by 14 strokes to earn the win.

The individual title went to Steveston-London’s Diego San Pedro, who shot a sparkling -10 over the two days.

The Oregon State University-committed player shot a 63 on June 8 and a 67 on June 9 to place first.

Coqutilam’s A.J. Ewart finished second, and was the only other player to finish under par, shooting a -2 on the tournamnet.

Ryan Alexander was the top Bateman player, shooting a +13 and finishing tied for 17th overall at the event.

Other Timberwolves finishers included: Cutforth (+19, tied-37th), McGee (+27, tied-67th), Hugh Corne (+32, tied-76th) and Minho Sung (+39, tied-90th).

For complete results from the event, visit bcschoolsports.ca/championship/golf-aaa.