Local golfer wants to hang with the best

The Golf BC Championship starts next week at Gallagher's Canyon Golf Club.

Among those teeing it up ---- Vernon's Connor Kozak.

The 25 year-old says there are advantages and disadvantages of being a local competitor. 

"It will be nice to sleep in my own bed. Hopefully a few buddies will come out and watch. Definetley there will be some pressure along with that. It is just about enjoying the week and having fun I guess. That is probably the biggest thing".    

Kozak played in the event two years ago but failed to make the cut.

Familiar to many, Kozak is an assistant professional at The Okanagan Golf Club.