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Pitt Meadows golfer nominated for Athlete of the Year in B.C.

After another great competitive season, Kevin Kwon has been nominated for provincial honours. - Contributed photo
After another great competitive season, Kevin Kwon has been nominated for provincial honours.
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Pitt Meadows golfer Kevin Kwon was among the trio nominated to receive Sport B.C.’s Athlete of the Year award.

Kwon, 18, won the 2013 Canadian Junior Boys Championship at a tournament in Sudbury, Ont. in the summer. He took the tournament by a wide five-point margin, after shooting rounds of 64-74-69-69. He also won the event in 2011, and was the runner-up in 2012.

Kwon was also a Canada Summer Games champion, is a member of the Team Canada Development Squad, and is a Freshman with the University of Washington men’s golf team.

Sport BC announced the outstanding amateur athletes, coaches and officials named as finalists for 14 of the 18 award categories to be presented at the upcoming Athlete of the Year Awards.

The 48th annual awards ceremony and gala dinner, set for March 5 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, recognizes B.C.’s best amateurs.

Nominations are received from the provincial and multi sport organizations, high schools, colleges or universities. Finalists and winners are selected by a committee of 20 highly regarded B.C. sportswriters, broadcasters, and amateur sport leaders.

“A significant number of very strong nominations were received this year,” notes Sport BC’s president and CEO Rob Newman.

“The Athlete of the Year Awards provides a great opportunity to recognize these talented and deserving athletes, coaches and officials.”

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