Thiessen 12th in BC battle

Chilliwack's Mitchell Thiessen took on BC's best at the BC Golf Juvenile Boys Championship in Vernon.

Chilliwack’s Mitchell Thiessen placed 12th at the BC Golf Juvenile Boys’ Championship, a three-round tourney was held Aug. 18-20 at Vernon’s Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club.

Thiessen struggled through a tough opening round 75 (four over par) that included four bogeys.

The teenager bounced back with a solid second round 71 that put him back in the championship hunt, carding birdies on the sixth and 16th holes.

But he cooled off again in round three, shooting a three-over-par 74 that saw him record a birdie on 10 and bogeys on four other holes.

He finished 15 shots behind the tourney winner, Coquitlam’s A.J. Ewart.