Surrey's Marcus Brown came up one stroke short each day en route to a second place finish at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour's Okanagan Junior Championship held at Predator Ridge in Vernon Aug. 26 and 27.
Competing in the boys 14-16 age class, Brown fired a 73 on the first day and followed that up with a 72 in the second round to finish with a two-day score of 145. The 16-year-old finished two strokes back of division winner Alex Chen of Richmond. Langley's Cole Briggs was four strokes back in third place.
In the boys 17-19 age class, Surrey's Arshvir Pandher won the Golf Town Comeback Award.
Two weeks earlier, Surrey golfers made the most of their home-course advantage when the MJT staged the Dylan Reichelt Memorial Tournament at Hazelmere Aug. 13-14. Surrey teens topped the leader boards in three of the four competitive categories on the South Surrey loop.
Leading the way was Brown, who scratched out a one-stroke victory over fellow Surrey resident Edward Metcalfe in the boys' 14-16 category. Brown's 72 on the first day was the difference as he carded a two-day score of (72-75) 147 while Metcalfe was consistent with a card of (7474) 148.
In the boys' 17-19 class, Surrey's Steven Hayes took top honours with a two-day count of (71-72) 143, good for a sevenstroke win over runner-up Steven Lee of Kelowna.
In girls competition, Surrey's Jamie Oleksiew cruised to a four-stroke win with a two-day total of (75-75) 150.
The boys 13-and-under age class was the only category where Surrey golfers did not prevail but the local talent was still in the mix as Taylor Patrick finished in second place, nine strokes back of Langley's Jae Wook Lee.
In the MJT Interclub competition based on net scores, the Swan-e-set Bay Resort team of Jae Wook Lee, Roy Kang and Sean Park took top honours. Second place went to Morgan Creek Golf Club (Taylor Patrick, Seo Ho Choi and Ji Sue,) and third place to Q Golf Club (Breanna Croxen, Edward Chen, Alisha Lau and Kathrine Chan).