Herkel Holds Her Lead At BC Women's Mid-Amateur As Robertson Rules BC Men's Mid-Am

Alyssa Herkel Carded Consecutive Rounds Of 4-Over 76 And Has A 6-Shot Lead At The BC Women's Mid-Amateur - BC Golf Image

By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

VICTORIA -- Alyssa Herkel has home course advantage at this week’s B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Gorge Vale Golf Club and she appears to be making the most of it.

Herkel, a Gorge Vale member, has a six-shot lead heading into Thursday’s final round of the 54-hole competition for players aged 25 and older.

The 32-year-old former University of Victoria golfer shot her second straight 76 Wednesday and stands at eight-over par through 36 holes. Kelowna’s Jessica Claggett is second at 14-over after posting the day’s best score, a two-over 74.

On the men’s side, Courtenay’s John Robertson matched his opening round with a three-under 69. His six-under total has him three shots in front of Nasheel Kassam of Vancouver.

Robertson, a 50-year-old former pro who plays out of Crown Isle Golf Resort, needed just 30 strokes to play Gorge Vale’s back nine Wednesday thanks to six birdies on the back side.

Kassam fired a tournament-low four-under 68 Wednesday that also included six birdies.

John Robertson Fired His 2nd Straight Round Of 3-under 69 To Lead The BC Men's Mid Am - BC Golf Image

A Mid-Master competition for players aged 40 and older is being held in conjunction with the Mid-Amateur. Robertson  leads that championship on the men’s side, while Candice Chan of Richmond leads the women’s competition at 19-over par. That’s six shots better than Diane Mcfarlane of Surrey and June Zhang of Coquitlam.

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Meanwhile, British Columbia players are performing well at the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships in Bromont, Que.

Vancouver’s Nonie Marler, who won last year’s B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur title, leads the Canadian Mid-Amateur competition. She stands at three-over after firing a second-round 77 on Wednesday and has a one-shot lead on Christina Spence Proteau of Port Alberni heading into Thursday’s final round. Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay is alone in third place at five-over.

Stouffer, who won the B.C. Senior Women’s Championship earlier this summer at Revelstoke Golf Club, leads the Senior competition in Bromont. She fired an even-par 73 on Wednesday and her five-over total leads Judith Kyrinis of Thornhill, Ont., by one shot. Stouffer also leads the Mid-Master competition.

Jackie Little of Balfour sits second in the Super-Senior category at nine-over par, two shots behind leader Helene Chartrand of Pincourt, Que.

Click HERE for complete Canadian Mid-Amateur scoring.