Thiessen round one winner in junior golf tournament

The first of five rounds was played Tuesday at the Kinkora Golf Course, with Mitchell Thiessen recording a one-shot victory.

Mitchell Thiessen had the lowest score Tuesday in the opening round of the Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tournament.

Competing in the 13-15 year old division, Thiessen teed off at Chilliwack’s Kinkora Golf Course, ripping through the par-56 setup in 60 strokes.

That was one better than Mission native Devin Cutforth.

Kyle Claggett (Mission) and Jake DeWaal (Aldergrove) tied for third with matching 63s.

Mission’s Brian Dale topped the 10-12 year old division with a 12 over par 68, two strokes better than Abbotsford’s Sher Sidhu.

Another Abbotsford native, Tyson Dyck, was third (72), with Chilliwack’s Trei Lindstrom (83) fourth.

Chilliwackians swept the nine and under division.

Adam Knodel was first at 93, followed by Adam Weberg at 105 and Lucas Feaver at 115.

The tournament’s second round was played Thursday at Abbotsford’s Fraser Glen Golf Course.

Round three is Monday at Chilliwack’s Cheam Mountain Golf Course. Round four is Tuesday at the Cultus Lake Golf Course and round five is Wednesday at Abbotsford’s Valley Golf Course.

The championship tournament, which Thiessen has now qualified for, will see a field of 20 golfers tee off Thursday at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club.