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Strong start for Proteau

Port Alberni golfer Christina Proteau shatters course record to win North Island women's title in Comox.

The golf season has barely begun and Christina Proteau has already notched a pair of significant wins.

On Mother’s Day, she set a course record at Comox Golf Club in capturing the North Island ladies’ golf tournament title. She was one of nearly 70 golfers in the tourney.

Proteau carded a 68, breaking the previous record by two strokes to win the Low Gross Mildred Laver Trophy.

Proteau, Sally Dobler, Heather Swallow and Karen Kloske also won the Archie Dick team trophy for lowest net team.

Earlier in May Proteau was a member of the British Columbia Golf team that won the PNGA Cup at Crane Creek Country Club in Boise, Idaho. This was the fifth straight year Proteau has represented B.C.

“We won the first year I played in 2009, also in Boise,” she said.

B.C. and Washington finished tied with a total of 14 points and Oregon—which won the last three years’ PNGA titles—was one point shy of creating a three-way playoff.

Proteau was one of five B.C. golfers who played in the sudden-death playoff.

It went to a second hole, but B.C. prevailed.

“It was unreal being a part of the playoff—fun to play under that kind of pressure,” she said.

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