Local golfer commits to Vikes program

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By Ardy Ramezani, Vikes Communications

March 8, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Victoria native and Oak Bay high school student Connor Gann has committed to the University of Victoria Vikes men’s golf program for the 2013-14 season.

Golfing out of the Victoria Golf Club, Gann has already played with other Vikes members, Matthew Broughton (Victoria, BC), Sean Hay (Victoria, BC), and Alex Cartwright(Canmore, AB) and will be looking to further his career by competing in collegiate level golf.

“I get to stay at home and I really like Bryan [Carbery] as a coach,” said Gann. “I already know a lot of the team members and it’s somewhere to continue to improve and play competitive golf.”

The prospective business major was introduced to golf by his uncle when he was just 11 years old and competed in his first major golf tournament, the Zone 5 championship, in grade eight.

Gann also competed at the B.C. Juvenile Tournament in 2009 where he shot under par back-to-back and placed top 10 in the age 14 group. At the 2012 B.C. Juniors held on the Sunshine Coast in July, Gann tied for 13th and previous to that, tied for 3rd in an American Junior Golf Association tournament in Arroyo Grande, Calif.

“He’s a top junior player in B.C. with the ability to shoot low scores as shown time and time again throughout his playing history,” said Carbery, head coach of the Vikes golf program. “He’s well known on the Victoria golf scene and it’s exciting because next season we’ll have five golfers from Victoria competing for the Vikes and that’s never been done before.”

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