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Local golfer on provincial stage

Parker Andrews shoots 2-under-71 at elite Delta tourney
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10-year-old Parker Andrews from Fort St. John continues to improve his game. Last week he shot a two-under-71 at a juniors tournament in Delta.

Like most kids, Parker Andrews is enjoying his summer vacation.

While some of his friends might be heading to the skate park or swimming pool, you’ll more than likely find this particular 10-year-old out on the links.

In the three years since picking up the clubs, the C.M. Finch student, with help from his dad, Cole, has been gradually improving his golf game.

Last week, Andrews finished ninth among 27 elite golfers in his age class at a two-round tournament in Delta.

“I did the event last year,” he said.

“I finished 13th. This year I finished ninth.”

“The first day was rough,” admits Parker when asked about the August 8-9 tourney.

“I had a double par on one hole. I got a ten. Just into the bunker too many times.”

He shot a nine-over-82.

Day two, though, yielded a much better result.

“I didn’t go in any water. I played it safe with my shots. I thought about it more. I didn’t go into any bunkers or ponds on the second day. The first day I had to take four drops,” said Andrews, who finished the final round with an impressive 2-under-par-71.

While the Grade 5 graduate is planning on playing in at least one or two more tournaments before school starts next month, he has his heart set on the junior tour championship in Tsawwassen next week.

Just one hiccup.

“The tournament is actually full,” says mom, Marlo.

“However, if somebody withdraws, then I think he would be first to be slid in there.”

The tournament is next Tuesday and Wednesday.

The phone has yet to ring.

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