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Golf Canada – Gil and Parsons complete wire-to-wire victories

 

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The final round of the 2016 CN Future Links Pacific Championship unfolded in much the same way as the previous two – with the Junior Boys and Junior Girls fields in pursuit of Tony Gil and Mary Parsons. Neither would be caught as the pair completed wire-to-wire victories to open Golf Canada’s championship season.

Team Canada Men’s Development Squad member Tony Gil matched his opening-round 66 with another six-birdie performance. “I managed myself really well, strategically and mentally,” said the product of Vaughan, Ont. “Tee to green, I was really solid. I made a couple of long putts for birdie. Overall this week, my ball-striking was on point. I only made two bogeys which was quite nice. I’m pretty happy with how I played.” 

The significance of the victory was not lost upon Gil. “This is my last CN Future Links event, so it means a lot to cap it off with a win. This was a huge confidence booster. To know that I’m shooting that low – this experience will be really useful for the World Junior coming up.” The Toyota Junior Golf World Cup will take place at Chukyo Golf Club in Toyota, Japan from June 11-17. 

The 18-year-old Gil finished 16-under 200 – 10-strokes clear of Conaire Kehoe of Calgary, who tallied five birdies to match the 69 he posted on the first day. Two Calgarians finished tied for third at 5-under: Brendan MacDougall, who carded a 68, and Development Squad member Alexander Smith, who made four birdies, including three across a bogey-free back nine. 

When asked about her play throughout the tournament, Mary Parsons credited her preparedness for the victory. “I felt I played pretty well. I stuck to my game plan and didn’t try to change anything out on the course.” 

“I really wanted to start the (Golf Canada) season off strong because I’ve had a bunch of Top-5 finishes in the season openers,” added the 16-year-old when reflecting on the importance of the win. “I really wanted to make this one count because I want to make Team Canada this year. I just played my game and I just wanted to have a good showing this week.” 

Entering the final round, Parsons from Delta, B.C., held a six-shot advantage over Team Canada Development Squad member Chloe Currie of Mississauga, Ont. Parsons finished with four birdies on the day to hold off Currie, who was unable to catch the leader despite a seven-birdie 3-under 69. Fellow National Team member Grace St-Germain surged up the leaderboard with a bogey-free 5-under performance to finish T3 alongside British Columbians Sumie Francois of Burnaby and Amanda Minni of Delta. 

All competitors within the Top-6 in the Junior Girls division have earned exemptions into the 2016 Canadian Junior Girls Championship from August 2-5 at The Links at Penn Hills in Shubenacadie, N.S. Joining Parsons in playing their way into the national amateur championship were Currie, St-Germain, Francois, Minni and Courtenay, B.C., native Abigail Rigsby. 

As the competition’s top-six finishers, Gil, Kehoe, MacDougall, Smith, Chandler McDowell (Springbrook, Alta.) and Gavin Ciulla (Surrey, B.C.) have earned entry into the 2016 Canadian Junior Boys Championship. McDowell claimed his exemption on the first playoff hole, while Ciulla emerged victorious on the third extra hole. The national amateur championship will be hosted by Clovelly Golf Club in St. John’s, N.L., from August 1-4. 

Five additional CN Future Links Championships will cross the country this summer:

  • May 27-29 – CN Future Links Ontario – Midland, Ont. – Midland Golf & Country Club
  • June 3-5 – CN Future Links Quebec – Beauceville, Que. – Club de golf Beauceville
  • June 10-12 – CN Future Links Prairie – Neepawa, Man. – Neepawa Golf & Country Club
  • 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 Pacific Championship can be foundhere.

A selection of images from the competition is available for download here. When making use of the images, please credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada. 

2016 CN FUTURE LINKS PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – JUNIOR BOYS DIVISION

  • 1. Tony Gil, Vaughan, ON, *66-68-66-200 -16
  • 2. Conaire Kehoe, Calgary, AB, *69-72-69-210 -6
  • 3. Brendan MacDougall, Calgary, AB, *76-67-68-211 -5
  • 3. Alexander Smith, Calgary, AB, *73-68-70-211 -5
  • 5. Chandler McDowell, Springbrook, AB, *72-70-70-212 -4 (P)
  • 5. Gavin Ciulla, Surrey, BC, *70-71-71-212 -4 (P)
  • 5. Isaac D.H. Lee, Pitt Meadows, BC, *72-70-70-212 -4
  • 5. Thomas Verigin, West Vancouver, BC, *71-69-72-212 -4
  • 9. Kai Iguchi, Banff, AB, *73-71-69-213 -3
  • 9. Po Su, Surrey, BC, *73-65-75-213 -3
  • 11. Roy Kang, North Vancouver, BC, *74-71-69-214 -2
  • 11. Khan Lee, Surrey, BC, *69-74-71-214 -2
  • 11. Henry Lee, Coquitlam, BC, *72-71-71-214 -2
  • 11. A.J. Ewart, Coquitlam, BC, *70-73-71-214 -2
  • 11. Willis Lee, Langley, BC, *71-69-74-214 -2
  • 16. Adam Veenstra, Smithers, BC, *71-71-73-215 -1
  • 16. Ethan Choi, Pincher Creek, AB, *70-69-76-215 -1
  • 18. Terry Cousineau, Kamloops, BC, *75-69-72-216 E
  • 18. Jaewook Lee, Langley, BC, *72-69-75-216 E
  • 20. Chris Horton, Calgary, AB, *75-70-72-217 +1
  • 21. Brandon McManus, Surrey, BC, *72-71-75-218 +2
  • 22. Keaton Gudz, Victoria, BC, *72-74-73-219 +3
  • 22. Victor Choi, Comox, BC, *71-74-74-219 +3
  • 24. Nolan Thoroughgood, Victoria, BC, *79-70-71-220 +4
  • 24. Kevin Bishop, Nanaimo, BC, *72-76-72-220 +4
  • 24. Jake Lane, Fort St John, BC, *76-70-74-220 +4
  • 27. Joel Veenstra, Smithers, BC, *75-78-68-221 +5
  • 27. Andrew Spalti, Vancouver, BC, *72-76-73-221 +5
  • 27. Michael Crisologo, Richmond, BC, *70-76-75-221 +5
  • 30. Wyatt Brook, Kamloops, BC, *75-76-71-222 +6
  • 30. Sean Buckles, North Vancouver, BC, *77-73-72-222 +6
  • 30. Keenan Flemming, Sechelt, BC, *73-75-74-222 +6
  • 30. Charles-Eric Belanger, Québec, QC, *76-72-74-222 +6
  • 30. Max Sekulic, Rycroft, AB, *75-73-74-222 +6
  • 30. Spencer Rhodes, Port Alberni, BC, *72-73-77-222 +6
  • 30. Bradley McKeating, Calgary, AB, *73-69-80-222 +6
  • 37. Matt Bean, Canmore, AB, *76-79-68-223 +7
  • 37. Logan Carver, Calgary, AB, *79-76-68-223 +7
  • 37. Matthew Kettleson, Vancouver, BC, *80-73-70-223 +7
  • 37. Braden McKay, Rossland, BC, *78-72-73-223 +7
  • 41. Andrew Widjaja, Calgary, AB, *79-74-71-224 +8
  • 41. Kyle Leiman, Victoria, BC, *74-76-74-224 +8
  • 41. Harry Bains, Surrey, BC, *78-71-75-224 +8
  • 41. Charles Kim, Surrey, BC, *72-75-77-224 +8
  • 41. Justin Gaukel, Surrey, BC, *74-74-76-224 +8
  • 46. Tristan Mandur, Mill Bay, BC, *72-78-75-225 +9
  • 47. Jordan Simpson, Penticton, BC, *76-77-73-226 +10
  • 47. Matt Campbell, Calgary, AB, *78-74-74-226 +10
  • 47. Jacob Hayes, Delta, BC, *77-74-75-226 +10
  • 47. Andy Kim, Langley, BC, *73-76-77-226 +10
  • 51. Connor Ackroyd, St. Albert, AB, *75-77-75-227 +11
  • 51. Daniel Hyun, Langley, BC, *73-78-76-227 +11
  • 51. Scott Walker, Calgary, AB, *77-72-78-227 +11
  • 51. Jordan Bean, Canmore, AB, *76-72-79-227 +11
  • 55. Carter Graf, Red Deer, AB, *77-81-70-228 +12
  • 55. Jeevan Sihota, Victoria, BC, *75-79-74-228 +12
  • 57. Mitchell Thiessen, Chilliwack, BC, *76-80-73-229 +13
  • 57. Aidan Goodfellow, Parksville, BC, *78-73-78-229 +13
  • 57. Myles Killackey, Gibsons, BC, *74-76-79-229 +13
  • 60. Daniel Sun, Surrey, BC, *80-77-73-230 +14
  • 60. Cian Besler-Chalcroft, Calgary, AB, *78-77-75-230 +14
  • 62. Brycen Ko, Richmond, BC, *78-74-79-231 +15
  • 63. Nicolas Miu, Richmond, BC, *78-76-78-232 +16
  • 64. Ethan Ko, Victoria, BC, *77-79-77-233 +17
  • 65. Marko Banic, Calgary, AB, *84-76-74-234 +18
  • 65. Jacob Lucki, Agassiz, BC, *80-77-77-234 +18
  • 65. Jerry Li, Vancouver, BC, *77-78-79-234 +18
  • 68. Andy Jang, Langley, BC, *77-83-75-235 +19
  • 68. Michael Lavorato, Calgary, AB, *77-81-77-235 +19
  • 68. Top Lau, Richmond, BC, *84-75-76-235 +19
  • 68. Matthew Jackson, Edmonton, AB, *77-79-79-235 +19
  • 72. Owen MacEachern, Calgary, AB, *75-80-81-236 +20
  • 73. Brock Chelle, Edmonton, AB, *83-78-76-237 +21
  • 73. Landon Stellingwerff, Calgary, AB, *77-78-82-237 +21
  • 75. Alexander Webber, Comox, BC, *81-78-79-238 +22
  • 76. Ali Ladak, Richmond, BC, *84-80-76-240 +24
  • 77. Adam Niles, Kamloops BC, *78-83-81-242 +26
  • 77. Ben Wong, Calgary, AB, *80-81-81-242 +26
  • 79. Justin Sawley, Kimberley, BC, *86-79-78-243 +27
  • 80. Braeden Cooper, Vernon, BC, *84-83-77-244 +28
  • 81. Evan Urquhart, Calgary, AB, *82-83-80-245 +29
  • 81. Drew Harvie, West Kelowna, BC, *82-78-85-245 +29
  • 83. Adam Penk, Coquitlam, BC, *87-84-80-251 +35
  • 84. Cole Wilson, Kelowna, BC, *90-90-79-259 +43
  • 85. Marcus Rayner, Burnaby, BC, *88-84-89-261 +45
  • 86. Jean-Philippe Parr, St-Celestin, QC, *86-91-88-265 +49

DID NOT FINISH

  • WD. Perry Xin, Vancouver, BC

(P) denotes a playoff victory

2016 CN FUTURE LINKS PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – JUNIOR GIRLS DIVISION

  • 1. Mary Parsons, Delta, BC, *66-69-71-206 -10
  • 2. Chloe Currie, Mississauga, ON, *70-71-69-210 -6
  • 3. Grace St-Germain, Orleans, ON, *74-73-67-214 -2
  • 3. Sumie Francois, Burnaby, BC, *76-67-71-214 -2
  • 3. Amanda Minni, Delta, BC, *74-68-72-214 -2
  • 6. Abigail Rigsby, Courtenay, BC, *73-72-73-218 +2
  • 7. Tiffany Kong, Vancouver, BC, *70-77-72-219 +3
  • 8. Jayla Yoonji Kang, Surrey, BC, *74-75-71-220 +4
  • 8. Alisha Lau, Richmond, BC, *75-72-73-220 +4
  • 10. Ye Ji Lim, Langley, BC, *74-72-75-221 +5
  • 11. Euna Han, Coquitlam, BC, *84-73-66-223 +7
  • 11. Esther Subin Lee, Maple Ridge, BC, *76-76-71-223 +7
  • 13. Hannah Lee, Surrey, BC, *79-72-73-224 +8
  • 14. Tiegan Taylor, Kelowna, BC, *73-77-76-226 +10
  • 15. Phoebe Yue, West Vancouver, BC, *78-75-74-227 +11
  • 16. Kehler Koss, Calgary, AB, *80-71-77-228 +12
  • 17. Annabelle Ackroyd, Calgary, AB, *81-72-76-229 +13
  • 17. Kathrine Chan, Richmond, BC, *77-74-78-229 +13
  • 19. Diana McDonald, Kingston, ON, *77-76-77-230 +14
  • 19. Megan Ratcliffe, Qualicum Beach, BC, *79-75-76-230 +14
  • 21. Akari Hayashi, Victoria, BC, *78-78-75-231 +15
  • 21. Jaya Rampuri, Coquitlam, BC, *74-80-77-231 +15
  • 23. Shirin Anjarwalla, Nanaimo, BC, *82-75-75-232 +16
  • 23. Sharmaine Rapisura, Calgary, AB, *78-74-80-232 +16
  • 25. Natalie Chu, Vancouver, BC, *80-80-75-235 +19
  • 25. Kenna Hughes, Calgary, AB, *75-83-77-235 +19
  • 25. Claire Emery, Calgary, AB, *79-77-79-235 +19
  • 28. Karen Zhang, Richmond, BC, *83-78-75-236 +20
  • 28. Ashley Cai, Vancouver, BC, *75-84-77-236 +20
  • 30. Cecile Kwon, Maple Ridge, BC, *77-82-79-238 +22
  • 31. Bobbi Uhl, Erickson, MB, *85-76-80-241 +25
  • 32. Ji Na Choi, Port Moody, BC, *86-81-79-246 +30
  • 33. Lauren Koenig, Redcliff, AB, *83-86-81-250 +34

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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, visitwww.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:

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Golf Canada
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