Howling winds did not stop Brandon Ortiz from lighting up the Kamloops Golf and Country Club (KGCC) en route to victory at the Sunshine Open on Sunday.
Winds were gusting up to 80 km/h when Ortiz shot a scintillating 31 on his first nine holes, the KGCC's back nine, and fired a 68 to win the overall low gross tournament by three strokes.
"It's probably some of the best golf I've ever witnessed," said Brice MacDermott, the club's head pro and general manager.
Ortiz, from Kelowna, and the rest of the field of about 180 dealt with temperatures nearing 40 C on Saturday.
Jeff Foley shot 135 to claim the overall low net title.
In the seniors' division, KGCC member Tim Rodgers carded 141 to win the overall low gross championship.
Dave Mitchell shot 133 to claim the overall low net title.