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.