Amateur Team Canada

Elite juniors headed to Pine Knot G&CC for CN Future Links Ontario Championship

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The 2015 CN Future Links Ontario Championship will welcome the talents of Canada’s elite junior golfers to Pine Knot Golf and Country Club in Dorchester, Ont., from May 21-24. Following a practice round on May 21, the athletes will compete over the course of three days in a 54-hole stroke play tournament.

The CN Future Links Ontario Championship is part of a series of six junior competitions played across the country in partnership with CN. Pine Knot Golf and Country Club – located outside of London, Ont. – features a number of narrow fairways and several water hazards that offer a unique and challenging playing experience to competitors.

“Golf Canada is looking forward to hosting the CN Future Links Ontario Championship at Pine Knot Golf and Country Club. Pine Knot is an ambitious and scenic track that will serve as an excellent opportunity for the athletes to test their games early in the season,” said Justine Decock, Tournament Director for the competition.

Sun Kim from L’Île-Perrot, Que., will be in the field of 70 to defend his CN Future Links Ontario title. He won last year’s edition of this event at The Rock Golf Club in Minett, Ont., by shooting a combined 1-under 212 with rounds of 69, 73, and 70.

Returning in an attempt to improve upon her second-place finish in 2014 will be Selena Costabile of Thornhill, Ont. Last year, Team Canada Development Squad member Naomi Ko (Victoria, B.C.) edged out Costabile in a playoff to be crowned CN Future Links Ontario champion.

The first CN Future Links Championship of the season was played from May 8-10 at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach, B.C., with two Team Canada Development Squad members emerging victorious. Trevor Ranton led wire-to-wire to capture the Junior Boys division while Grace St-Germain (Ottawa, Ont.) claimed the Junior Girls Pacific title. The pair – who will be looking to build upon their strong starts to the season – will be joined at Pine Knot by fellow Development Squad members Tony Gil (Vaughan, Ont.) and Étienne Papineau (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.).

The CN Future Links Championships are conducted by Golf Canada in partnership with CN as part of their commitment to the growth and development of the sport at the junior level.

Four additional CN Future Links Championships will be played coast to coast throughout the summer:

Each of the six CN Future Links Championships will reward its top six junior boys with exemptions into the 2015 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, to be hosted by Summerlea Golf and Country Club in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que., from August 2-6. Similarly, the top six finishers on the junior girls side in each of the CN Future Links Championships will earn a spot in the 2015 Canadian Junior Girls Championship. These 36 exempt players will have the right to compete in the field at Deer Park Municipal Golf Course in Yorkton, Sask., from August 3-7.

Additional information on the 2015 CN Future Links Ontario Championship, including a full list of competitors, tee-times and the leaderboard are available here.