Golfer tees off for Team B.C.

Nanaimo’s Amanda Baker came one stroke away from a B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship, but she gets a runner-up prize. Baker is one of three women who will go on to represent the province at the Canadian Women’s Amateur championship in Duncan later this month.

Amanda Baker of Nanaimo tees off on the 17th hole during the fourth round of the B.C. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship at the Alberni Golf Course at Port Alberni on Friday.

Amanda Baker of Nanaimo tees off on the 17th hole during the fourth round of the B.C. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship at the Alberni Golf Course at Port Alberni on Friday.

Nanaimo’s Amanda Baker came one stroke away from a B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship, but she gets a runner-up prize.

Baker is one of three women who will go on to represent the province at the Canadian Women’s Amateur championship in Duncan later this month.

At the B.C. tournament last week at Port Alberni, Baker finished one stroke behind winner Christina Proteau.

The North Carolina State Wolfpack athlete pushed Proteau throughout the final round of competition Friday, carding a 73 to gain ground after entering the day three strokes off the lead.

Joining Proteau and Baker on Team B.C. will be Anica Yoo from Port Coquitlam, who was third at last week’s B.C. Women’s Amateur. Running concurrently to the team competition July 18-22 at Duncan Meadows Golf Course will be singles play with a field of 156 women entered.