Junior golfers battle Glen Abbey’s back nine in annual Golf Canada Junior Open

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(Austin Stanton/Golf Canada)

On Sunday, participants of the 2017 Future Links, driven by Acura Junior Skills Challenge National Event played in the Golf Canada Junior Open, which featured nine holes of best ball match play on the storied grounds of Glen Abbey Golf Club.

As family members rooted from the gallery, 25 juniors from across Canada got the exclusive chance to play the scenic back nine at Glen Abbey Golf Club—with the support of parents as official caddies.

For Joseph Cluney, a member at Blomidon Golf and Country Club in Corner Brook, N.L., playing the back nine with his dad Bruce on the bag was the perfect birthday present.

“It was a really nice course, the nicest course I’ve ever played. It was big privilege to get to play here and a great birthday,” said Joseph.

The back nine at Glen Abbey is a breathtaking stretch of golf holes and Bruce Cluney appreciated the chance to walk the track while carrying his son’s bag on his shoulder.

“It was an awesome experience, especially being able to play the back nine it’s just beautiful being able to go down in the valley,” said Bruce. “It was a real privilege to be able to do this with my son today and be a daddy-caddy.”

The Future Links, driven by Acura Junior Skills Challenge festivities started on Friday with participants receiving a prize pack courtesy of Cobra PUMA Golf in the Glen Abbey locker room.

On Monday, the Future Links, driven by Acura Junior Skills Challenge National Event participants will get to be involved in the Golf Canada Foundation Canada Pro-Am as well a teaching clinic conducted by Team Canada athletes and coaches.

On Wednesday, they will participate in the Walk With a Pro event, where juniors get paired with a PGA TOUR professional on the par-3 7th hole, and help with their first putt.

Click here to view photos of the Golf Canada Junior Open.