By Lethbridge Herald on July 3, 2015.
Andrew Harrison continued to attack Henderson Lake Golf Club, and it proved to be an effective strategy as he won the Alberta Junior boys golf championship on Thursday. Harrison, 18, led from the start, putting up a final-round 68 and winning by 13 strokes. Harrison was the only compeitior to finish all four rounds at the challenging local course without going over par.
Harrison said he will head to the Alberta Amateur and has also earned automatic qualification to the Canadian Junior Boys Championship Aug. 3-6 in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.
The Camrose Golf Club golfer went 67-68-68-68 to finish nine-under. His closest competitor was Jason Martens from Windermere, who went 74-71-65-74 and was four-over. Martensâ€™ third-round 65 was the best score of the tournament.
Juvenile boys champion Alex Smith of Calgaryâ€™s Pinebrook was third overall, going 69-77-79-70 to wind up seven over par.
The top local was Ethan Choi, whose final-round 69 was the second-best round of the day, one stroke back of Harrisonâ€™s 68. Choi, from Pincher Creek, birdied four of the par fours he faced on Thursday. He went 73-74-77-69 (plus-13). Choi was fourth in the juvenile boys tournament.
Other locals include Darin Bertschi, who finished 28-over (79-73-79-77), Mason Harder at 29-over (77-74-77-81)
The field at Henderson included Pierce Hawker, a Calgary Willow Park golfer whose father, Glen, was the first coach and general manager of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Pierce finished tied for 24th in the juvenile boys championship.