BC Golf Amateur Champion Nolan Thoroughgood is back at the Royal Colwood golf club after a historic week.
Thoroughgood made history on Friday becoming the youngest player to ever win the BC Golf Amateur Championships at just 15 years of age. Thoroughgood breaks the record previously held by Adam Svensson, who won the tournament at 16 and is now playing pro on the Web.com Tour. Thoroughgood says it’s an honor to be mentioned amongst the big names.
“It’s pretty big,” Thoroughgood says, “I always looked up to those guys and was thinking, wow, really want to be as good as those guys one day. Now that I broke a record held by him, kind of sets me on a good path.”
Nolan’s coach, Mac McLeod was surprised to see him win the tournament, but not as surprised as many others.
“As a fifteen year old in his first event, you don’t have, as a coach or a player, you don’t have all the expectations to win, but – he can shoot the numbers. It wasn’t a complete surprise but a surprise nonetheless, just to have four days in a row like that, it was impressive.”
This historic win ramps up Thoroughgood’s summer, as he is now given a spot in a number of national tournaments, including the Canadian Junior Boys Championship in August.