Richmond golf standout to guide Falcons

Christine Wong adds coaching duties to her professional playing career

One of the top players to ever come out of the Quilchena Golf and Country Club is now overseeing a collegiate program that is based at the Richmond course.

Christine Wong has been named head coach of the Langara Falcons golf team for the coming 2018-19 season. The Richmond native enjoyed a decorated collegiate career at San Diego State University, winning four NCAA tournaments. She is now working her way towards potentially joining the LPGA Tour, heading to qualifying school later this month.

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Wong will be overseeing a program that was launched during the 2015-16 season and partnered with a club where she was a prominent junior player before taking her career down south.

“I’m really looking forward to working with this team and with Langara’s staff,” said the McMath graduate. “There’s a lot of promising student-athletes in this cohort, and I’m very excited about the opportunity to work with them.”

As an amateur, Wong was also a member of Golf Canada’s national women’s team and won a pair of B.C. Amateur titles. She earned Mountain West Conference Player of the year during her stint at San Diego State and made the cut at the U.S. Open back in 2010, finishing tied for 55th and second among amateurs.

“We are thrilled to have Christine joining our team,” said Langara’s Director of Athletics and Intramurals Jake McCallum. “Her passion and dedication to the sport of golf will be a welcome addition to the program, and her background as an elite student-athlete will prove invaluable as she heads up the golf program this fall.”

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