It was a close call for Christine Wong at the 2019 B.C. PGA Women’s Championship.
The Richmond golfer was edged out for top honours after firing the best final round of the day at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club. Using the Modified Stableford scoring format, Wong produced 39 points to finish two back of Salimah Mussani.
The former Quilchena Junior standout, who enjoyed a decorated collegiate career at San Diego State University, drained birdie putts on 10, 12 and 18 to nearly reel in Mussani.
“I played way better today than I did yesterday,” said Wong, who found a hot putter after having a tougher time with Point Grey’s greens in opening round that produced 34 points. “I was making bombs – I made three 30- or 40-footers today – it was crazy. Those saved me, and the last putt on the last hole was a good one to finish off the round.”
The event was a good test for Wong as she prepares to play on Canada’s team for the inaugural PGA Women’s Cup, happening Oct. 22-26 at OMNI Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. The five-member squad will compete against teams representing the PGAs of America, Great Britain and Ireland, Australia and Sweden.
“I’m so stoked,” the 27-year-old said of competing in the event. “I’m excited to go down. I haven’t travelled with a team in years, and I know the girls pretty well so it should be a good week.”
Wong is juggling her playing career with his second-year as head coach of the golf program at Langara.