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Golf Canada – Smith grouped in four-way tie; Koss holds four-stroke lead

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Thunder and lightning forced a 44-minute delay to prolong the first round of the 2016 CN Future Links Western Championship at Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club. When the skies parted and the opening day concluded, Team Canada Development Squad member Alexander Smith emerged in a four-way tie atop the Junior Boys leaderboard, while Kehler Koss leads the Junior Girls division following a 3-under 69 showing.

A five-birdie day gave Calgary’s Smith a share of the lead at 2-under 70 alongside Kade Johnson (Yorkton, Sask.), Marc Sweeney (Saskatoon, Sask.), and Chandler McDowell (Springbrook, Alta.). The quartet holds a one-stroke advantage over the field of 81 junior boys.

The crowded leaderboard has Medicine Hat’s Michael Valk tied for fifth at 1-under with Jordan Bean (Canmore, Alta.), Noah Kozack (Regina, Sask.), Kai Iguchi (Banff, Alta.), Max Murchison (Calgary) and Brendan MacDougall (Calgary).

Kehler Koss returns to the CN Future Links Western Championship after capturing runner-up honours in 2015 at Goose Hummock Golf Course in Gibbons, Alta. The Calgarian’s eagle on No. 10 and a trio of birdies gave the 17-year-old a four-stroke lead after opening with a 69.

Holding second-place at 1-over 73 is West Vancouver’s Phoebe Yue. The 16-year-old is followed by a trio of Calgarians with Claire Emery in third at 3-over. Annabelle Ackroyd sits fourth after carding a 77, while defending champion Kenna Hughes is one stroke behind in fifth.

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 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.

The second day of competition will see the Junior Girls tee-off at 7 a.m. before the Junior Boys begin play at 8:30 a.m. Additional information, including pairings and up-to-date scoring is available here.

2016 CN FUTURE LINKS WESTERN CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – JUNIOR BOYS DIVISION

  • 1. Alexander Smith, Calgary, AB, *36-34-70 -2
  • 1. Kade Johnson, Yorkton, SK, *36-34-70 -2
  • 1. Chandler McDowell, Springbrook, AB, *34-36-70 -2
  • 1. Marc Sweeney, Saskatoon, SK, *35-35-70 -2
  • 5. Jordan Bean, Canmore, AB, *34-37-71 -1
  • 5. Noah Kozack, Regina, SK, *34-37-71 -1
  • 5. Kai Iguchi, Banff, AB, *35-36-71 -1
  • 5. Michael Valk, Medicine Hat, AB, *35-36-71 -1
  • 5. Max Murchison, Calgary, AB, *35-36-71 -1
  • 5. Brendan MacDougall, Calgary, AB, *36-35-71 -1
  • 11. Conaire Kehoe, Calgary, AB, *38-34-72 E
  • 11. Thomas Code, Dorchester, ON, *39-33-72 E
  • 11. Korbin Allan, Strathmore, AB, *32-40-72 E
  • 14. Ethan Choi, Pincher Creek, AB, *35-38-73 +1
  • 14. Michael Lavorato, Calgary, AB, *36-37-73 +1
  • 14. Jace Ouellette, Red Deer County, AB, *37-36-73 +1
  • 17. Lachlan Spriddle, Lethbridge, AB, *36-38-74 +2
  • 17. Ronnie Postnikoff, Medicine Hat, AB, *34-40-74 +2
  • 17. Logan Carver, Calgary, AB, *37-37-74 +2
  • 17. Chris Horton, Calgary, AB, *36-38-74 +2
  • 17. Roman Timmerman, Saskatoon, SK, *37-37-74 +2
  • 17. Max Sekulic, Rycroft, AB, *34-40-74 +2
  • 23. Matthew Tse, Calgary, AB, *38-37-75 +3
  • 23. Darin Bertschi, Lethbridge, AB, *36-39-75 +3
  • 23. Matt Campbell, Calgary, AB, *41-34-75 +3
  • 23. Benjamin Farrington, Fort McMurray, AB, *39-36-75 +3
  • 27. Mason Harder, Lethbridge, AB, *38-38-76 +4
  • 27. Zachary Farkas, Calgary, AB, *41-35-76 +4
  • 29. Thomas Sze, Vancouver, BC, *37-40-77 +5
  • 29. Brock Chelle, Edmonton, AB, *42-35-77 +5
  • 29. Matt Bering, Medicine Hat, AB, *40-37-77 +5
  • 32. Sylvain Ruest, Winnipeg, MB, *39-39-78 +6
  • 32. Matt Bean, Canmore, AB, *40-38-78 +6
  • 32. Andrew Widjaja, Calgary, AB, *40-38-78 +6
  • 35. Zander Park, Calgary, AB, *40-39-79 +7
  • 35. Owen Murray, Calgary, AB, *41-38-79 +7
  • 35. Justin Loro, Calgary, AB, *40-39-79 +7
  • 35. Cian Besler-Chalcroft, Calgary, AB, *40-39-79 +7
  • 35. Hunter Thomson, Calgary, AB, *38-41-79 +7
  • 35. Keaton Veillette, Toronto, ON, *37-42-79 +7
  • 41. Scott Walker, Calgary, AB, *41-39-80 +8
  • 41. Connor Dunlop, Strathmore, AB, *40-40-80 +8
  • 41. Austin Morrison, Lloydminster, AB, *40-40-80 +8
  • 41. Carter Graf, Red Deer, AB, *38-42-80 +8
  • 41. Chase Broderson, Lacombe, AB, *38-42-80 +8
  • 46. Sebastian Farkas, Calgary, AB, *41-40-81 +9
  • 46. Ethan de Graaf, Edmonton, AB, *40-41-81 +9
  • 46. Marko Banic, Calgary, AB, *42-39-81 +9
  • 46. Bradley McKeating, Calgary, AB, *39-42-81 +9
  • 46. Evan Urquhart, Calgary, AB, *43-38-81 +9
  • 46. Nigel Anderson, Calgary, AB, *42-39-81 +9
  • 46. Thomas Sluka, Canmore, AB, *40-41-81 +9
  • 46. Ryan Hodgins, Medicine Hat, AB, *38-43-81 +9
  • 46. Griffin Wilson, Swift Current, SK, *42-39-81 +9
  • 46. Jakob Chicoyne , Calgary, AB, *39-42-81 +9
  • 46. Pierce Hawker, Calgary, AB, *42-39-81 +9
  • 57. Mitchell Fleming, Calgary, AB, *43-39-82 +10
  • 57. Mason Kucy, Camrose, AB, *43-39-82 +10
  • 57. Connor Ackroyd, St. Albert, AB, *43-39-82 +10
  • 57. Ty Steinbring, Barrhead, AB, *39-43-82 +10
  • 57. Cole Wilson, Kelowna, BC, *39-43-82 +10
  • 57. Cameron Duffin, Red Deer, AB, *42-40-82 +10
  • 63. Nick Sprovieri, Calgary, AB, *43-40-83 +11
  • 63. Sam Diamond, Winnipeg, MB, *45-38-83 +11
  • 63. Owen MacEachern, Calgary, AB, *40-43-83 +11
  • 63. Ben Wong, Calgary, AB, *43-40-83 +11
  • 63. Lynden Jones, Calgary, AB, *42-41-83 +11
  • 63. Jordan Cooke, Sylvan Lake, AB, *42-41-83 +11
  • 63. Cale Singular, Bassano, AB, *43-40-83 +11
  • 70. Berkeley Meppem, Okotoks, AB, *42-42-84 +12
  • 70. Richard Dou, Calgary, AB, *44-40-84 +12
  • 72. Curtis Webster, Calgary, AB, *40-45-85 +13
  • 72. Daniel Theal, Calgary, AB, *41-44-85 +13
  • 74. Reid Svendsen, Grande Prairie, AB, *44-42-86 +14
  • 75. Sam Bratvold, Medicine Hat, AB, *43-44-87 +15
  • 75. Elias Theodossopoulos, Calgary, AB, *43-44-87 +15
  • 75. Scott Shugg, Cochrane, AB, *43-44-87 +15
  • 75. Cole Bateman, Calgary, AB, *42-45-87 +15
  • 75. Brayden Swift, Calgary, AB, *43-44-87 +15
  • 80. Andrew C Campbell, Saskatoon, SK, *45-43-88 +16
  • 81. Devin Kucy, Camrose, AB, *47-42-89 +17

DID NOT FINISH

  • WD. Landon Stellingwerff, Calgary, AB, *
  • WD. Nathan Stewart, Calgary, AB, *

2016 CN FUTURE LINKS WESTERN CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – JUNIOR GIRLS DIVISION

  • 1. Kehler Koss, Calgary, AB, *36-33-69 -3
  • 2. Phoebe Yue, West Vancouver, BC, *37-36-73 +1
  • 3. Claire Emery, Calgary, AB, *37-38-75 +3
  • 4. Annabelle Ackroyd, Calgary, AB, *37-40-77 +5
  • 5. Kenna Hughes, Calgary, AB, *38-40-78 +6
  • 6. Lauren Koenig, Redcliff, AB, *39-40-79 +7
  • 7. Sydney Scraba, Calgary, AB, *44-36-80 +8
  • 7. Jennifer Gu, West Vancouver, BC, *43-37-80 +8
  • 9. Reese Martin, Brooks, AB, *40-41-81 +9
  • 9. Sherri Yang, Richmond, BC, *40-41-81 +9
  • 11. Kitty Zhang, Vancouver, BC, *43-39-82 +10
  • 11. Sharmaine Rapisura, Calgary, AB, *43-39-82 +10
  • 13. Sandee Park, West Vancouver, BC, *41-42-83 +11
  • 14. Cassidy Laidlaw, Calgary, AB, *42-42-84 +12
  • 15. Amanda Graham, Canmore, AB, *45-41-86 +14
  • 16. Jhunam Sidhu, Burnaby, BC, *41-46-87 +15
  • 17. Jessica Marks , Calgary, AB, *43-45-88 +16
  • 18. Kaitlyn Wingnean, Edmonton, AB, *46-43-89 +17
  • 18. Taylor Stone, Calgary, AB, *44-45-89 +17
  • 20. Jayla Kucy, Camrose, AB, *46-45-91 +19
  • 20. Samantha Copeland, Calgary, AB, *46-45-91 +19
  • 20. Tillie Claggett, Calgary, AB, *48-43-91 +19
  • 23. Cassidy Couture, Calgary, AB, *45-47-92 +20
  • 23. Sophia Bian, Vancouver, BC, *52-40-92 +20
  • 25. Alexa Wingnean, Edmonton, AB, *49-44-93 +21
  • 26. Camryn Frasz, Brooks, AB, *53-42-95 +23

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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
(t) 1-800-263-0009 x 256
(c) 905-599-9001
(e) tcraig@golfcanada.ca