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Future Links Junior Skills Challenge National Event heads to Magna Golf Club

Written by Golf Canada
Future Links (Justin Naro/ Golf Canada)

OAKVILLE, Ont. – The 2019 Future Links, driven by Acura Junior Skills Challenge National Event will take place on Sunday, August 18 at the prestigious Magna Golf Club.

Thirty-one golfers from four age groups will compete in the 11th edition of the Junior Skills National Event, which brings together the top-scoring juniors from coast-to-coast. New in 2019 is the 8 and under age group, including four players from both the boys and girls divisions.

The participating juniors will compete in a three-part skills challenge (putting, chipping and driving) with one overall winner per age group and gender. 

Golf Canada, in partnership with Acura and the PGA of Canada will host the national finals of the 2019 Future Links, driven by Acura Junior Skills Challenge on Sunday, August 18 at Magna Golf Club. The event is the culmination of more than 3000 Future Links, driven by Acura Junior Skills participants competing at 140 qualifying events held across Canada.

The field is comprised of 31 golfers from across Canada, all selected from the top of the Future Links, driven by Acura Junior Skills Challenge National Leaderboard.

Girls 8 and under

Name Home Club Hometown Province
Kaeleigh Chung Bushwood Golf Club Richmond Hill ON
Ari Tur Seymour Golf & Country Club North Vancouver BC
Nhã Truong The Derrick Golf & Winter Club Edmonton AB
Maya Tam Fraserview Golf Course Coquitlam BC

Girls 9-11

Name Home Club Hometown Province
Sanjana Gullipalli Clovelly Logy Bay NL
Swetha Satish Hidden Lake Golf Club Oakville ON
Claira Frizzell The Links at Montague Halifax NS
Rosie Allen Blomidon Golf Club Corner Brook NL

Girls 12-14

Name Home Club Hometown Province
Alissa Xu Station Creek Golf Club Richmond Hill ON
Katie Colbourne Blomidon Golf Club Corner Brook NL
Paige Allen Blomidon Golf Club Corner Brook NL
Lindsay McGrath Rattlesnake Point Golf Club / Lake Nona Golf & Country Club Oakville ON

 Girls 15-18

Name Home Club Hometown Province
Taylor Cormier Blomidon Golf Club Corner Brook NL
Aideen Nelson Blomidon Golf Club Corner Brook NL
Keighan Decoff Glen Lovat Golf Club Fraser’s Mountain NS

Boys 8 and under

Name Home Club Hometown Province
Liam McLaren Pheasant Run Golf Club Georgina ON
Nigel Knight Greystone Golf Club Milton ON
Carrick Frizzell The Links at Montague Halifax NS
Antonio Fortuna Copper Creek Golf Club Kleinburg ON

 Boys 9-11

Name Home Club Hometown Province
Manav Bharani Brampton Golf Club Brampton ON
Cael Hussey Barvocan Golf Club Brighton ON
Owen Dunford Clovelly St. John’s NL
Noah Turner Essex Golf & Country Club LaSalle ON

Boys 12-14

Name Home Club Hometown Province
Logan McGrath Antigonish Golf Club Sherbrooke NS
Nicholas Girard Vallée du Richelieu Boucherville QC
Rory Walker Antigonish Golf Club Antigonish NS
Gabe Bugden Blomidon Golf Club Corner Brook NL

Boys 15-18

Name Home Club Hometown Province
Caleb Drake Belfast Highland Greens Vernon Bridge PE
Émile Journault Cap-Rouge Golf Club Québec City QC
Darien McFayden Bushwood Golf Club Markham ON
Nick Manos Abercrombie Golf & Country Club New Glasgow NS


FORMAT:

Driving: Each competitor receives three drives. Points are awarded and dependent on distance and aim of the drive. The drive must come to rest within the 30-yard width to qualify for points. The number of points is dependent on the distances completed.

Chipping: Each competitor receives three shots. Points are awarded and dependent on the distance of the chip from the target.

Putting: Each competitor receives one putt each from each distance of 5, 10 and 20 feet. Points are awarded for holing the putt and for proximity to the hole.

The winners of the Future Links driven by Acura Junior Skills Challenge National Event in the boys and girls 15-18 age groups will receive an exemption into their local Future Links driven by Acura Championship in 2020. All other attending participants of the Future Links driven by Acura Junior Skills National Event will receive prizing courtesy of Titleist Footjoy.

On Saturday, August 17, Future Links, driven by Acura Junior Skills Challenge National Event participants will have the opportunity to play the famous Magna Golf Club layout in an exciting match play format, outfitted by program sponsor Cobra-Puma Golf.

For more information on the Future Links, driven by Acura Junior Skills National Event click here.

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