Chilliwack’s Jennifer Greggain played in this week’s PGA of B.C. Womens’ Championship

Chilliwack’s Jennifer Greggain played in this week’s PGA of B.C. Womens’ Championship

Chilliwack’s Jennifer Greggain competes in PGA of B.C. Womens’ Championship

The three-time champion couldn’t pull off another win in 2020, falling to Vancouver’s Christine Wong

Chilliwack’s Jennifer Greggain couldn’t keep pace with red-hot Christine Wong at the PGA of BC Women’s Championship.

The tournament was played Sept. 29-30 and featured 10 of B.C.’s top female players.

Representing Vancouver’s University Golf Club, Wong played two near-perfect rounds at the Richmond Country Club.

The tourney used the Stableford point system, which, rather than counting the number of strokes awards points for the number of strokes — two for par, three for a birdie, etc. In that point system high numbers are better, and Wong’s 80 was 10 better than runner-up Kyla Inaba from the Predator Ridge Golf Resort).

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Wong’s first place prize was $1,000 while Inaba took home $700.

Greggain was tied for second after the opening round, five points behind Wong, but the three-time champion could only watch as Wong drained three strait birdies to start the day. Greggain ended up 12 points behind the leader with a 68. That left her tied for fourth with Point Grey’s Kattereya Kennedy, with each woman pocketing $375.

“Today I was a little more nervous than yesterday, just because I know that Jen and Salimah are awesome players and they made some clutch putts,” Wong said. “Even on the back nine when they started to make back-to-back birdies, I was like, ‘They’re creeping up close.’ I just tried to keep hitting solid shots and give myself a chance to make birdies.”

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