Victoria golfer wins Evans

Updated: May 1, 2019

In caddie parlance, they are called “loops” and Angela Bowers has made more than 140 of them at Victoria (B.C.) Golf Club.

That’s a lot of walking, sometimes in the rain and wind, with a heavy bag slung over your shoulders, but Bowers never lost sight of the potential reward waiting at the end of her journey.

And now that she has officially earned that proverbial pot of gold at the end of her caddying rainbow – a prestigious Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship that will take her to the University of Washington this fall – Bowers is also proud of the fact she made a little history along the way.

The 17-year-old senior from Reynolds Secondary is the first female Evans scholar from Victoria Golf Club. The club’s first five Evans Scholarship recipients were all males.

Bowers didn’t need much motivation. She pretty much personifies what it means to be self-motivated. Berne Neufeld, the longtime Victoria Golf Club member who puts in long hours to run the Evans caddie program at the club, recalls being very impressed when she first met Bowers four years ago.