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Barrie, Jack Tie As Valley Leaders

Par for the course was good enough for Naomi Ko to hold on for the B.C. Golf Association junior girls championship on Friday in Kamloops.

The 16-year-old, playing out of the Royal Collwood Golf Club in Victoria, shot a 73 on the final round of the 72-hole competition at The Dunes to edge Kathy Lim of Langley by two strokes (286-288) for the provincial title. Alix Kong of West Vancouver finished third at 289.

All three will represent B.C. at the Canadian junior championship tournament in Thornhill, Ont. July 28-Aug. 1.

Meanwhile, Mackenzie Barrie of the Vernon Golf and Country Club pulled into a 14th place tie overall with Kylie Jack of Two Eagles Golf Club for the top Zone 2 (Thompson-Okanagan) score in the four-day event.

Barrie, coming off a freshman year with the University of Wyoming golf team, fired a final-round 73 for a 305 total. She opened the 48-player tournament with a 78 and followed with scores of 76 and 78.

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