Nanoose golfer wins major B.C. title

Nanoose Bay’s Stephen Watson won the B.C. Mid-Amateur masters’ men’s golf championship this week at Campbell River.

Watson shot a four-under-par 212 at the three-day tourney to finish third overall, three shots behind Victoria’s Cory Renfrew, and first in the 40-plus category.

“Beginning the day I thought I’d have to shoot in the 60’s in order to have a chance at the overall championship,” said Watson, 44, in a B.C. Golf press release. “On 17 I was one shot back, and since I knew I had the master-40 sewn up, I thought I’d go for it  was in between clubs and didn’t hit it solid and ended up with a double bogey. I made some bad choices today but managed to recover with a birdie on 18 to end up with a 70 which I’m pleased with.”

Watson now gets the chance to represent Team B.C. at the Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship in Uxbridge, Ont. in September.