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Golf Canada – The fifth regional junior tournament of the 2019 series will take place June 14-16 in Yorkton, Sask. –

YORKTON, Sask. —  The Future Links, driven by Acura Prairie Championship is set to take place June 14-16 at Deer Park Municipal Golf Course.

With support from Golf Saskatchewan, the Future Links, driven by Acura Prairie Championship is the fifth of eight regional junior championships presented in partnership with Acura. The 54-hole stroke play tournament begins with a practice round on June 13 before the tournament gets officially underway with the opening-round June 14.

Regarded as one of Saskatchewan’s top-ranked 18-hole golf courses, Deer Park Municipal Golf Course’s already challenging terrain is dotted with numerous water and sand areas. 

“Golf Canada and Golf Saskatchewan are delighted to present the 2019 Future Links, driven by Acura Prairie Championship at such a terrific venue,” said Steve Ryde, the tournament director and Sport Development and Championships Manager with Golf Saskatchewan. “We are confident Deer Park Municipal Golf Course will challenge Canada’s premier junior golfers as they showcase their skills.”

The field will consist of 46 junior golfers in the Junior Boys Division, with the top five earning exemptions into the 2019 Canadian Junior Boys Championship August 11-15 at Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club in Hartland, N.B. Should there be a tie for the fifth position, a playoff will be conducted following the conclusion of play.

The Junior Girls Division consists of 17 golfers, with the top five (including ties) earning an exemption into the 2019 Canadian Junior Girls Championship July 29–August 2 at Lethbridge Country Club in Lethbridge, Alta.

Additional information about the 2019 Future Links, driven by Acura Prairie Championship can be found here

Results from the previous 2019 Future Links, driven by Acura Championships can be found here: Pacific, Ontario, Western, Quebec.

NOTABLES

Josh Nagy, Saskatoon, Sask.
Nagy won the Golf Saskatchewan U19 Men’s Order of Merit event in Estevan, Sask. in early May and is ranked No. 2 on said Order of Merit. He also won the 2018 Saskatchewan Junior Men’s Championship.

Carey McLean, Deer Valley, Sask.
No. 1 on the Golf Saskatchewan U19 Women’s Order of Merit, McLean finished T3 at the 2018 Saskatchewan Junior Women’s Championship and competed at the 2018 Canadian Junior Girls Championship. 

Cort Tunall, Kindersley, Sask.
Currently No. 4 on the Golf Saskatchewan U19 Men’s Order of Merit, Tunall finished in the top-10 of both Order of Merit events he has entered this season, including a T4 in early May.

FAST FACTS

In 2019, Golf Canada is conducting its eight regional Future Links, driven by Acura championships in conjunction with the Provincial Associations.

Top five finishers in the Boys Division earn exemptions into the 2019 Canadian Junior Boys Championship.

Top five finishers (including ties) in the Girls Division earn exemptions into the 2019 Canadian Junior Girls Championship.

Wesley Hoydalo went wire-to-wire to earn the victory last year in the Junior Boys Division.

Sydney Scraba shot a tournament-low 1-under par 71 in the second round, en route to winning Junior Girls Division at the event in 2018.

More information on the event can be found here.

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FUTURE LINKS, driven by Acura
Future Links, driven by Acura is Canada’s national junior golf program conducted by Golf Canada, the PGA of Canada and Canada’s provincial golf associations. Proudly supported by Acura, Puma, The R&A, NGCOA Canada, ClubLink and Sport Canada, the program is designed to forge a link between Canada’s youth and golf to ensure the future of the game in Canada. The program features three core areas of focus—in-school programming, facility programming and community outreach—including elements such as Golf in Schools, Learn to Play, Girl’s Club, Mobile Clinics, Junior Skills Competition and Community Golf Coach, along with six regional Future Links Junior Championships.  Since the inception of the program in 1996, more than 1.4 million young Canadians have taken part in Future Links.  For more information, visit www.golfcanada.ca/futurelinks

GOLF CANADA 
Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing 319,000 golfers and 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to increase Canadian participation and excellence in golf. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our vision is to be a world leader in golf. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.

For more information:

Graham Neysmith
Media & Public Relations
Golf Canada
(t) 514-435-4389
(e) gneysmith@golfcanada.ca