Club de golf Continental to host CN Future Links Québec Championship

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(Golf Canada/ Dennis Pajot)

Ste-Victoire de Sorel, Qué.  – Club de golf Continental in Ste-Victoire de Sorel is set to host the fifth CN Future Links Championship event of 2014 – the CN Future Links Québec Championship – which will be held July 7-10, with a practice round being staged on July 7th.

The 54-hole stroke play championship will feature some of the country’s top junior golfers aged 11-18. Players will vie for titles in a Junior Boys and Junior Girls division, respectively.

“Golf Canada is excited to head to Québec for the second last CN Future Links stop of 2014,” said Tournament Director Justine Decock. “Québec is home to many talented junior golfers, so we can expect low scores and exciting competition.”

Located in Ste-Victoire de Sorel, Qué., Club de golf Continental was designed in 1992 by Richard Faucher. The club previously played host to Golf Québec’s Provincial Junior Championship in 2008.

“We are lucky to have the opportunity to see such a talented bunch of young golfers right before our eyes,” said CN Future Links Québec Tournament Chair Jacques Sévigny. “We remember 2008 when Brooke Henderson charmed the region with her performance… Who knows, a new champion may be among us.”

Notable Québec players in the Junior Boys division include Sun Kim, 16, of Île-Perrot and Étienne Brault, 18, of Mercier. Kim took home the CN Future Links Ontario Champion title at The Rock Golf Club in Minnett, Ont. earlier this season, while Brault notched a top-10 finish at the event.

Annie Lacombe of Laval, Qué. and Océane Jacques of St-Gabriel de Valcartier, Qué. are ones to watch in the Junior Girls division. Lacombe was last year’s CN Future Links Québec Champion and has already had a busy 2014 season competing in the Canadian Women’s Tour event in Niagara Falls, Ont. and CN Future Links Ontario. Jacques also competed in May’s CN Future Links Ontario event, and saw a third place finish in the 2013 CN Future Links Québec Championship. Ontario’s Alyssa Getty is also entered into the Junior Girls field. Getty finished tied for 5th at the 2013 Canadian Junior Girls Championship.

The top six competitors in the Junior Boys division of each CN Future Links Championship will earn exemptions into the 2014 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, which will be contested July 28 – August 1 at Legends on the Niagara’s Battlefield Course in Niagara Falls, Ont.  The Junior Girls champion from each CN Future Links Championship will earn 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 2014 Junior Girls Champion will earn an exemption into a 2015 Canadian Women’s Tour event.

Starting times, post-round results and a full field list are available online.

The CN Future Links Junior Golf Championships are part of CN’s ongoing partnership with Golf Canada and their commitment to junior golf. Focused on supporting safe and fun activities that have a positive impact on children’s health and well being, CN’s investment into CN Future Links is helping to increase grassroots junior golf participation in communities across Canada.

The CN Future Links tournament schedule includes one more stop in the 2014 season, the CN Future Links Atlantic Championship taking place from July 13-16 at Humber Valley Resort in Little Rapids, Nfld.

For more information on the 2014 CN Future Links Quebec Championship, click here.