Trail, B.C. – The fourth CN Future Links championship of the 2014 season, the CN Future Links Western, kicked off today at Birchbank Golf Course in Trail, B.C. If the opening round scores are any indication of what’s to come, this junior championship will prove eventful and exciting.
Tyler McKay, 18, of Rossland, B.C grabbed the opening round lead in the Junior Boys division, firing seven birdies and a bogey for a first round 6-under-par 66, and a three-stroke lead. Fourteen-year-old Khan Lee of Surrey, B.C.; Trevor Yu, 17, of Vancouver; Jake Scarrow, 17, of Dewdney, B.C.; and A.J. Armstrong, 17, of St. Albert, Alta. All carded 3-under-par 69s and hold a share of second.
Leading the Junior Girls division is 18-year-old Surrey, B.C. native Annie Songeun Lee and Ye Ji Lim, 16, of Langley, B.C. The pair share first place after an opening 2-over-par 74. Kenna Hughes, 16, of Calgary and Natalie Chu, 15, of Vancouver are tied for third at 6-over 78.
The top six competitors in the Junior Boys division of each of six regional CN Future Links Championships being held in 2014 earn exemptions into the 2014 Canadian Junior Boys Championship to be contested July 28 – August 1 at the Legends on the Niagara’s Battlefield Course in Niagara Falls, Ont.
The Junior Girls champion from each 2014 CN Future Links Championship earns an exemption into the 2014 Canadian Junior Girls Championship, which runs July 28 – August 1 at Thornhill Golf and Country Club in Thornhill, Ont. Additionally, the Junior Girls Champion will earn an exemption into a 2015 Canadian Women’s Tour event.
The excitement continues tomorrow for the second round of the 2014 CN Future Links Western Championship, beginning at 7:30 am PDT. For complete scoring and additional information, click here.