Richmond's Curtis Chan will be playing for Team B.C. when golf makes its debut at the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops.
The Steveston-London secondary student was among eight players named to the team by B.C. Golf. He is joined Kevin Vigna (Coquitlam), Mark Valliere (Nanaimo), Donal Qiu (Surrey), Grace Chua (Surrey), Taylor Kim (Surrey), Jisoo Keel (Coquitlam) and Alix Kong (West Vancouver).
Chan is the reigning B.C. Juvenile Boys' Champion after his wire-to-wire victory in Sydney last summer that produced a whopping 11-shot margin. His other 2010 highlights include placing fifth in the Juvenile division at the Canadian Junior Boys' Championship, competing on the British Columbia team at the Aaron Baddeley International Junior Golf Championships in China and receiving the Canadian Junior Golf Association's Mizuno All-Canadian Award which is annually given to two junior golfers who demonstrate a commitment to the game of golf, academics and community volunteerism.
His 2011 results include finishing second at the recent Zone 4 Invitational at Mayfair Lakes where he fired a 1-over 72 and lost out in a playoff.
The Marine Drive member, who hopes to eventually earn a scholarship, is also competing at this week's B.C. Junior Boys Championship at the Birchbank Golf Club in Trail.