Mason 2nd at B.C. juvenile golf finals

Maple Ridge golfer finishes with a final round of 70

Keanna Mason

Keanna Mason

Maple Ridge’s Keanna Mason finished second at the 2011 B.C. Juvenile Girls’ Golf Championship at Myrtle Point Golf Club in Powell River on Friday.

Mason fired a final round three-under-par 70, which included an eagle on the par-five ninth hole, to finish at seven-over-par 226 for the tournament.

“I’ve never shot under par in a tournament before so I feel really good about it and glad I was able to keep it together out there,” said Mason, 14.

Winner Alix Kong, 15, fired a third-round 70, then a course record, only to follow it up with a final round 68, breaking her own record.

“I though I’d tied Alix’s course record from yesterday but she had a great day,” said Mason, who was the 2010 B.C. Bantam Girls’ Champion.

Kong, who recently won a gold medal as part of Team B.C. at the Western Canada Summer Games, ran away with the tournament, finishing with an error-free round carding five birdies and no bogeys to finish eight-under-par at 211.

“I really feel like I accomplished something today,” said Kong, the only girl to finish under par. “I’ve had some great finishes in tournaments before but this is definitely the biggest win for me so far.”