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Golf Canada – Diamond shoots 70; Anjarwalla holds two-stroke lead

 

NEEPAWA, Man. – The 2016 CN Future Links Prairie Championship opened at Neepawa Golf & Country Club amidst gusting winds reaching 50km/h. Sam Diamond and Shirin Anjarwalla claimed the 18-hole leads to top the Junior Boys and Junior Girls Divisions, respectively.

Diamond began the day with a bogey-free front nine which included two birdies and ended with an eagle on the par-5 ninth hole. The Winnipeg product would go on to card a 2-under 70 to seize the early lead. Peyton Callens of Langton, Ont., sits one shot back of the leader. The 16-year-old collected a trio of birdies on the day.

Six players concluded the opening round tied for third at 1-over. Keith Ng of Richmond, B.C., Victoria’s Keaton Gudz (Victoria) and Yorkton, Sask., native Kade Johnson each collected three birdies for their shares of third. The trio are tied alongside Ryan McMillan (Winnipeg) and a pair of Calgarians in Owen Murray and Max Murchison, who led all competitors with five birdies on the day.

Shirin Anjarwalla carded a 6-over 78 to claim a two-stroke lead in the Junior Girls Division. The Nanaimo, B.C., native opened with a steady 1-over 37 on the front nine. Tied for second at 8-over are Camryn Roadley of Winnipeg and Julie (Younsoo) Ju of West Vancouver, B.C.

Surrey, B.C., native Kate (Dahye) Choi currently sits fourth at 9-over 81, while Winnipeg’s Rebecca Kuik completes the Top-5 at 11-over.

The top six players in the Junior Boys Division will earn entry into the 2016 Canadian Junior Boys Championship at Clovelly Golf Club in St. John’s, N.L., from August 1-4. Exemptions will be decided via a hole-by-hole playoff in the case of ties. All competitors within the Top-6, including ties, in the Junior Girls Division will gain exemptions into the Canadian Junior Girls Championship. The tournament will be conducted from August 2-5 at The Links at Penn Hills in Shubenacadie, N.S.

The second day of competition will see the Junior Girls Division tee-off at 7:30 a.m. before the Junior Boys take to the course at 8:20 a.m. Additional information, including pairings and up-to-date scoring can be found here.

2016 CN FUTURE LINKS PRAIRIE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – JUNIOR BOYS DIVISION

  • 1. Sam Diamond, Winnipeg, MB, *32-38-70 -2
  • 2. Peyton Callens, Langton, ON, *36-35-71 -1
  • 3. Keith Ng, Richmond, BC, *37-36-73 +1
  • 3. Kade Johnson, Yorkton, SK, *37-36-73 +1
  • 3. Ryan McMillan, Winnipeg, MB, *37-36-73 +1
  • 3. Owen Murray, Calgary, AB, *36-37-73 +1
  • 3. Max Murchison, Calgary, AB, *36-37-73 +1
  • 3. Keaton Gudz, Victoria, BC, *37-36-73 +1
  • 9. Zachary Farkas, Calgary, AB, *37-37-74 +2
  • 9. Callum Davison, Duncan, B.C., *38-36-74 +2
  • 11. Wesley Hoydalo, Selkirk, MB, *35-40-75 +3
  • 11. Benjamin Farrington, Fort McMurray, AB, *39-36-75 +3
  • 11. Khan Lee, Surrey, BC, *36-39-75 +3
  • 11. Ethan de Graaf, Edmonton, AB, *38-37-75 +3
  • 15. Marco Trstenjak, Winnipeg, MB, *37-39-76 +4
  • 15. Keenan Flemming, Sechelt, BC, *39-37-76 +4
  • 17. Sylvain Ruest, Winnipeg, MB, *38-39-77 +5
  • 17. Lachlan O’Hara, Mississauga, ON, *39-38-77 +5
  • 17. Jacob Hayes, Delta, BC, *36-41-77 +5
  • 17. Willis Lee, Langley, BC, *37-40-77 +5
  • 21. Roman Timmerman, Saskatoon, SK, *44-35-79 +7
  • 21. Jared Dandy, Vankleek Hlll, ON, *42-37-79 +7
  • 23. Sean Garvey, Oakville, ON, *41-39-80 +8
  • 23. Victor Choi, Courtenay, BC, *41-39-80 +8
  • 25. Nic Fanning, Winnipeg, MB, *44-37-81 +9
  • 26. Jakob Chicoyne, Calgary, AB, *38-44-82 +10
  • 27. Connor Dunlop, Strathmore, AB, *41-42-83 +11
  • 27. Cam Kellett, London, ON, *41-42-83 +11
  • 29. Izac Silagy, Winnipeg, MB, *45-39-84 +12
  • 30. Marc Sweeney, Saskatoon, SK, *46-39-85 +13
  • 30. Tayden Wallin, Humboldt, SK, *37-48-85 +13
  • 30. Ronnie Postnikoff, Medicine Hat, AB, *45-40-85 +13
  • 30. Zander Park, Calgary, AB, *41-44-85 +13
  • 34. Stephen Oleskiw, Yorkton, SK, *42-44-86 +14
  • 34. Carson Harcourt, Kipling, SK, *42-44-86 +14
  • 36. William Comeau, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC, *47-41-88 +16
  • 36. Brady Bandura, Selkirk, MB, *41-47-88 +16
  • 36. Justin James, Arcola, SK, *45-43-88 +16
  • 39. Tiger Li, Vancouver, BC, *47-43-90 +18
  • 40. Elias Theodossopoulos, Calgary, AB, *43-49-92 +20
  • 41. Brent Ingram, West St Paul, MB, *53-43-96 +24
  • 42. Tylo Broszeit, Winnipeg, MB, *49-56-105 +33
  • 43. Matteo Unger, Brandon, MB, *50-58-108 +36

DID NOT FINISH

  • DQ. Carson DeThomasis, London, ON, *35-38-73 +1

2016 CN FUTURE LINKS PRAIRIE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – JUNIOR GIRLS DIVISION

  • 1. Shirin Anjarwalla, Nanaimo, BC, *37-41-78 +6
  • 2. Camryn Roadley, Winnipeg, MB, *39-41-80 +8
  • 2. Julie(Younsoo) Ju, West Vancouver, BC, *39-41-80 +8
  • 4. Kate(Dahye) Choi, Surrey, BC, *38-43-81 +9
  • 5. Rebecca Kuik, Winnipeg, MB, *38-45-83 +11
  • 6. Samantha Copeland, Calgary, AB, *41-44-85 +13
  • 6. Emily Xu, Burnaby, BC, *42-43-85 +13
  • 8. Ji Na Choi, Port Moody, BC, *45-41-86 +14
  • 9. Rebecca (Lu Yang) Jiang, Langley, BC, *42-45-87 +15
  • 10. Bobbi Uhl, Erickson, MB, *43-45-88 +16
  • 11. Tianna Slate, Brandon, MB, *45-49-94 +22
  • 11. Kayla Sawchuk, Prince Albert, SK, *46-48-94 +22
  • 13. Hayley Shanks, Brandon, MB, *53-58-111 +39

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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.

For more information:

Herb Fung
Coordinator, Media and Public Relations
Golf Canada
(t) 1-800-263-0009 x 258
(c) 647-709-3167
(e) hfung@golfcanada.ca

Taylor Craig
Intern, Media and Public Relations
Golf Canada
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