Christina Proteau wins her second BC Mid-Amateur Women’s title

Christina Proteau's third-round 68 puts her atop the leaderboard in the BC Amateur Women's Championship in Port Alberni.

Christina Proteau of Port Alberni wins the BC Women's Mid-Amateur Championship at the Alberni Golf Course.

Christina Proteau of Port Alberni wins the BC Women's Mid-Amateur Championship at the Alberni Golf Course.

Port Alberni, BC –  Hometown favourite Christina Proteau carded a final round 3-under par 68 to capture her second BC Mid-Amateur Women’s Championship at Alberni Golf Club, in Port Alberni.

 

Proteau posted four birdies and an eagle on the day to finish with a tournament total 2-over-par 215 to once again become the Mid-Amateur provincial champion and to vault her in the lead at the BC Amateur Women’s Championship which finishes up on Friday.

 

“I started off a little slow today but I had a good stretch in the middle and it all came together,” said Proteau, 28, who won the 2009 BC Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championships.  “I made lots of fun shots today and there’s no reason why I can’t be lower tomorrow.”

 

For the first time this year, the Mid-Amateur Championship featured a Master-40 division which was won by reigning BC Senior Women’s Champion Jackie Little, of Port Alberni, who finished with a tournament total 16-over-par 225.

 

Little, who is a five-time BC Amateur Women’s Champion and three-time BC Mid-Amateur Women’s Champion, was surprised earlier in the event when it was announced the trophy for the Mid-Amateur Championship was being renamed the Jackie Little trophy.

 

“What an honour it is to have a trophy named for me,” said Little, a member of the BC Golf Hall of Fame.  “Amateur golf has given me so much and, at 53, I never thought something like this could happen.  What an awesome experience!”

 

Following two shots behind Proteau in second place on the Amateur Women’s leaderboard is Taylor Kim, of Surrey, at 4-over-par 217.  Third place is held by Amanda Baker, of Nanaimo, at 5-over par 218 and in fourth is Anica Yoo, of Port Coquitlam, at 6-over-par 219.

 

The final round will tee-off beginning at 7:30 a.m. PST, with the leaders teeing off at 9:27 a.m., on Friday, July 1.

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