Cowichan’s Davison ranks among best junior golfers

Callum Davison put away his hockey equipment for a month and headed south to test himself against some of the best junior golfers in California and Arizona.

The 14-year-old from Duncan entered the 15-19 division in three Future Collegians World Tour events and wasn’t at all outmatched against the older age group, playing off tees in excess of 6,700 yards.

In his first tournament of the month on Dec. 6-7 at Mission Hills Resort near Palm Springs, Davison shot 68 and 76 to finish fourth, just one shot back of third place.

The next stop was Arizona on Dec. 20-21, where Davison finished tied for second with a 72 on the second day at Grayhawk Raptor in Scottsdale. Added to his 71 from the previous day, he finished third, behind a two-way tie for first.

Finally, on Jan. 3-4, Davison shot rounds of 78 and 71 at the fabled PGA West TPC Stadium and Nicklaus courses in La Quinta, California, to tie for second.

"Callum was happy with his results and with shooting three rounds out of six under par," his dad, Robert, said. "And his playing didn’t go unnoticed as he had numerous NCAA Division I college coaches following him during his three tournaments."

Davison has returned to the ice with the bantam Tier 1 Cowichan Valley Capitals until he heads back to the golf course in spring.