Golfer golden at BC Summer Games

Chilliwack's Mitchell Thiessen tore up the Nanaimo Golf Club course and picked up two medals.

Chilliwack’s Mitchell Thiessen helped his Fraser Valley zone golf team to gold at the BC Summer Games, held last weekend in Nanaimo.

Teeing off at the Nanaimo Golf Club, Thiessen was joined by teammates Sy Lovan (Surrey), Jess Lee (Langley) and Brandon McManus (Surrey).

His team was coached by Chilliwack Golf Academy lead instructor Jennifer Greggain.

Thiessen scored individual silver, carding a two day total of 148 to finish 10 strokes behind Lovan.

He went four over par in the opening round, then dialed in for an even par second round, getting birdies on the first, ninth and 14th holes.

Lee finished third to compete the Fraser Valley sweep, while McManus finished eighth.

Thirty two golfers started the tournament and 30 finished.

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