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Golf Canada – Roadley overtakes leader with 74; Callens holds onto first

NEEPAWA, Man. – Following a 90-minute delay due to lightning, the final round of the 2016 CN Future Links Prairie Championship got underway beneath overcast skies at Neepawa Golf & Country Club. Camryn Roadley and Peyton Callens played through the difficult conditions to each claim two-stroke victories and the titles of Junior Girls and Junior Boys champions.

Back-to-back birdies on holes 4 and 5 gave Winnipeg’s Roadley an early push ahead of weekend-leader Shirin Anjarwalla. The 17-year-old carded a 2-over 74 which included three birdies and seven consecutive pars to begin the back nine.

“The last couple of days I played really well. The course is in great shape and played really nice for me,” she said. “My playing partners Shirin and Julie played really well too, so it was nice to have someone pushing me the entire way.”

Anjarwalla of Nanaimo, B.C., entered the day having held the 18- and 36-hole leads. The 16-year-old was unable to hold off the advances of Roadley and finished in second at 13-over 229.

Roadley was excited to see the growth in her game since her first foray into the CN Future Links Championships at the 2012 edition of this event. “One of my first tournaments was the Prairie Future Links where I came last. To now actually be at the top is a nice change.”

Julie (Younsoo) Ju of West Vancouver, B.C., held onto third-place for a second straight day after matching Roadley’s 2-over performance.

All competitors within the Top-6, including ties, in the Junior Girls Division have earned exemptions into the Canadian Junior Girls Championship at The Links at Penn Hills in Shubenacadie, N.S., August 2-5. Roadley, Anjarwalla, and Ju will be joined by Bobbi Uhl (Erickson, Man.), Kate (Dahye) Choi (Surrey, B.C.), and Rebecca Kuik (Winnipeg).

Peyton Callens of Langton, Ont., came into the final round sporting a four-stroke lead over Victoria’s Keaton Gudz. The pair would play out a seesaw affair throughout the day, but a six-birdie, even-par showing would secure Callens the victory.

“Throughout the week, I thought I played very well,” said the 16-year-old who finished 4-under 212. “Keaton and I were battling all day. After the first two holes we were already tied, so after that point, I just had to focus on me.”

Callens’s sights are now set on the challenge of competing at the national championship. “I missed the cut for the Canadian Junior Boys last year, so I’m going to practice and play every day. I’ll continue playing tournaments along the way to keep my competition level up.”

Winnipeg’s Marco Trstenjak tallied six birdies, including four across a bogey-free back nine, to climb into third-place. The 16-year-old’s 4-under 68 tied for the low-round in the competition. CN Future Links Quebec champion Callum Davison claimed fourth.

With the day’s result, Callens, Gudz, Trstenjak, and Davison have all gained entry into the 2016 Canadian Junior Boys Championship at Clovelly Golf Club in St. John’s N.L., from August 1-4. Keenan Flemming and Ryan McMillan prevailed in a two-hole playoff to break a three-way tie for fifth and earn the final two exemptions.

Two additional CN Future Links Championships will be played this season:

  • July 4-6 – CN Future Links Western – Medicine Hat, Alta. – Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club
  • July 12-14 – CN Future Links Atlantic – Fairview, P.E.I. – Countryview Golf Club

Additional information regarding the 2016 CN Future Links Prairie Championship can be found here.

A selection of images from the final round is available for download here. When making use of the images, please credit Trevor Hagan/ Golf Canada.

2016 CN FUTURE LINKS PRAIRIE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – JUNIOR GIRLS DIVISION

  • 1. Camryn Roadley, Winnipeg, MB, *80-73-74-227 +11
  • 2. Shirin Anjarwalla, Nanaimo, BC, *78-74-77-229 +13
  • 3. Julie(Younsoo) Ju, West Vancouver, BC, *80-79-74-233 +17
  • 4. Bobbi Uhl, Erickson, MB, *88-80-75-243 +27
  • 5. Kate(Dahye) Choi, Surrey, BC, *81-81-82-244 +28
  • 6. Rebecca Kuik, Winnipeg, MB, *83-86-78-247 +31
  • 7. Kayla Sawchuk, Prince Albert, SK, *94-79-80-253 +37
  • 8. Emily Xu, Burnaby, BC, *85-88-82-255 +39
  • 9. Rebecca (Lu Yang) Jiang, Langley, BC, *87-89-80-256 +40
  • 10. Ji Na Choi, Port Moody, BC, *86-85-86-257 +41
  • 11. Samantha Copeland, Calgary, AB, *85-85-88-258 +42
  • 12. Tianna Slate, Brandon, MB, *94-92-93-279 +63
  • 13. Hayley Shanks, Brandon, MB, *111-98-94-303 +87

2016 CN FUTURE LINKS PRAIRIE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – JUNIOR BOYS DIVISION

  • 1. Peyton Callens, Langton, ON, *71-69-72-212 -4
  • 2. Keaton Gudz, Victoria, BC, *73-71-70-214 -2
  • 3. Marco Trstenjak, Winnipeg, MB, *76-71-68-215 -1
  • 4. Callum Davison, Duncan, B.C., *74-73-69-216 E
  • 5. Ryan McMillan, Winnipeg, MB, *73-77-69-219 +3 (P)
  • 5. Keenan Flemming, Sechelt, BC, *76-74-69-219 +3 (P)
  • 5. Max Murchison, Calgary, AB, *73-78-68-219 +3
  • 8. Kade Johnson, Yorkton, SK, *73-75-72-220 +4
  • 8. Sam Diamond, Winnipeg, MB, *70-79-71-220 +4
  • 8. Khan Lee, Surrey, BC, *75-72-73-220 +4
  • 8. Benjamin Farrington, Fort McMurray, AB, *75-70-75-220 +4
  • 12. Wesley Hoydalo, Selkirk, MB, *75-78-69-222 +6
  • 13. Jared Dandy, Vankleek Hlll, ON, *79-74-70-223 +7
  • 13. Ethan de Graaf, Edmonton, AB, *75-76-72-223 +7
  • 15. Jacob Hayes, Delta, BC, *77-76-72-225 +9
  • 16. Zachary Farkas, Calgary, AB, *74-80-72-226 +10
  • 16. Owen Murray, Calgary, AB, *73-79-74-226 +10
  • 18. Tayden Wallin, Humboldt, SK, *85-72-72-229 +13
  • 18. Izac Silagy, Winnipeg, MB, *84-77-68-229 +13
  • 20. Roman Timmerman, Saskatoon, SK, *79-79-73-231 +15
  • 21. Keith Ng, Richmond, BC, *73-82-77-232 +16
  • 21. Willis Lee, Langley, BC, *77-80-75-232 +16
  • 23. Cam Kellett, London, ON, *83-80-70-233 +17
  • 24. Sylvain Ruest, Winnipeg, MB, *77-84-73-234 +18
  • 25. Sean Garvey, Oakville, ON, *80-81-76-237 +21
  • 25. Ronnie Postnikoff, Medicine Hat, AB, *85-84-68-237 +21
  • 27. Carson Harcourt, Kipling, SK, *86-78-75-239 +23
  • 28. Marc Sweeney, Saskatoon, SK, *85-81-74-240 +24
  • 29. Victor Choi, Courtenay, BC, *80-79-82-241 +25
  • 29. Jakob Chicoyne, Calgary, AB, *82-83-76-241 +25
  • 31. Stephen Oleskiw, Yorkton, SK, *86-79-77-242 +26
  • 32. William Comeau, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC, *88-81-74-243 +27
  • 33. Connor Dunlop, Strathmore, AB, *83-86-75-244 +28
  • 34. Nic Fanning, Winnipeg, MB, *81-86-79-246 +30
  • 35. Zander Park, Calgary, AB, *85-83-80-248 +32
  • 36. Brady Bandura, Selkirk, MB, *88-89-80-257 +41
  • 37. Elias Theodossopoulos, Calgary, AB, *92-87-79-258 +42
  • 38. Justin James, Arcola, SK, *88-86-85-259 +43
  • 39. Brent Ingram, West St Paul, MB, *96-82-84-262 +46
  • 40. Tiger Li, Vancouver, BC, *90-90-90-270 +54
  • 41. Matteo Unger, Brandon, MB, *108-106-94-308 +92
  • 42. Tylo Broszeit, Winnipeg, MB, *105-108-100-313 +97

DID NOT FINISH

  • WD. Lachlan O’Hara, Mississauga, ON, *77-76-35-188 +15
  • DQ. Carson DeThomasis, London, ON, *73-0-0-73 +1

(P) denotes a playoff victory

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ABOUT CN FUTURE LINKS
CN Future Links is Canada’s national junior golf program conducted by Golf Canada, the PGA of Canada and Canada’s provincial golf associations. The program is designed to forge a link between Canada’s youth and golf to ensure the future of the game in Canada. Since the inception of the program in 1996, more than 1.2 million young Canadians have taken part in CN Future Links. A number of new initiatives, including Field Trips and Learn to Play, have succeeded through CN’s sponsorship of the program. For more information, visit www.cnfuturelinks.com.

Golf Canada’s CN Future Links program is proudly sponsored by CN, Acura, Cobra Puma Golf and supported by ClubLink, Heritage Canada and the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA).

ABOUT CN
CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries — serves the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company’s website at www.cn.ca (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI).

PGA OF CANADA—THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE GAME OF GOLF
Established in 1911, the PGA of Canada is the second oldest and third largest professional golf association in the world. The PGA of Canada is a non-profit Association comprised of 3,700 golf professionals across the country. The association’s mandate is to develop, promote and support its members in living a better life and earning a better living while growing participation, excellence and passion for the sport of golf. The association consists of the national office located in Acton, Ont., and nine Zone Offices across the country. www.pgaofcanada.com

GOLF CANADA – LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.
Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing close to 310,000 golfers at more than 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.

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Herb Fung
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