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Golf Canada – Fourth regional junior tournament continues Golf Canada’s 2017 championship season

ESTEVAN, Sask. – TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club is prepared to host the Future Links, driven by Acura Prairie Championship from July 3-6. 

With support from Golf Saskatchewan, the Future Links, driven by Acura Prairie Championship is the fourth of six regional junior championships presented in partnership with Acura. The 54-hole stroke play tournament will begin with a practice round on July 3 before the tournament gets underway with round one on July 4. 

After a 2011 flood, the back nine of TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club was redesigned by Les Furber. Now, the course features scenic hills with a lot of natural hazards and will be hosting its first Future Links, driven by Acura Championship. 

“Golf Canada and Golf Saskatchewan are very excited to present the 2017 Future Links, driven by Acura Prairie championship in Estevan,” said Brian Lee, Tournament Director for Golf Saskatchewan. “We are looking forward to great competition amongst Canada’s premier junior golfers as they navigate the challenging grounds at TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club.”

The field will consist of 44 junior golfers in the Junior Boys Division with the top six earning exemptions into the 2017 Canadian Junior Boys Championship on July 31 – Aug. 3 at Cataraqui Golf & Country Club in Kingston, Ont. A tie for the sixth position will be decided by a playoff following the conclusion of play.

The Junior Girls Division will consist of 12 golfers with the top six (including ties) earning an exemption into the 2017 Canadian Junior Girls Championship on Aug. 1-4 at Camelot Golf & Country Club in Cumberland, Ont.   

Two additional Future Links, driven by Acura Championships will span the country this summer. 

July 10-13 – Future Links, driven by Acura Western Championship – Fernie, B.C. – Fernie Golf & Country Club. 

July 17-20 – Future Links, driven by Acura Atlantic Championship – Church Point, N.S. – Clare Golf & County Club.

Additional information regarding the three previous 2017 Future Links, driven by Acura Championships – including participants, start times and up-to-date results – can be found here: Pacific Championship, Ontario Championship, Quebec Championship.  

More information about Future Links, driven by Acura Championships can be found here


Callum Davison of Duncan, B.C.

The 16-year-old finished T6 at the Future Links, driven by Acura Quebec Championship at the beginning of June. He also won that same event in 2016, qualifying for the Canadian Junior Boys Championship, which he finished T3. Davison finished fourth in this same event last year and currently sits in second on the Future Links, driven by Acura Order of Merit.

Ryan McMillan of Winnipeg, Man.

McMillan finished T5 at this event last season. In 2016, the 17-year-old won the PGA of Manitoba Junior Championship, placed T5 in Manitoba Men’s Amateur Championship and finished 28th in the Future Links, driven by Acura Order of Merit.

Vaijayanti Bharkhada of Brampton, Ont.

The 15-year-old has three top-10 finishes this season at the MJT Spring Invitational, CJGA World Junior Championship and the MJT International Team Challenge. Bharkhada currently ranks at No. 51 in the Future Links, driven by Acura Order of Merit.


In 2017, Golf Canada is conducting its six regional Future Links, driven by Acura championships in conjunction with the Provincial Associations. 

Top six finishers in the Boys Division earn exemptions into the 2017 Canadian Junior Boys Championship.

Top six finishers (including ties) in the Girls Division earn exemptions into the 2017 Canadian Junior Girls Championship.  

In 2016 Peyton Callens won the Boys Division and Camryn Roadley won the Girls Division.

Tuesday’s pairings.

More information on the event can be found here.


Back nine was redesigned by Les Furber in 2013 after a flood in 2011.

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, PGA Junior League, 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 1.3 million young Canadians have taken part in Future Links. For more information, visit


Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc.  and is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the Acura MDX seven-passenger luxury SUV. Acura launched its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.  Acura celebrated its 30th anniversary in Canada in February 2017 and has grown to include 51 locations in its dealer network across the country.


Golf Canada annually conducts more than 20 championships nation-wide which play host to more than 3,000 domestic and international athletes from all corners of the world. In partnership with our host clubs, thousands of volunteers, provincial golf associations and our proud sponsors, Golf Canada is dedicated to supporting player development through world-class competition since our inception in 1895. Officiated by certified Canadian Rules of Golf officials, Golf Canada’s amateur competitions are fully compliant with golf’s international governing bodies and include marquee events such as the Canadian Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships as well as the Canadian Junior Girls and Junior Boys Championships. Golf Canada’s amateur championships are proudly supported by RBC, Canadian Pacific, Sport Canada, Acura, Titleist and FootJoy. For more information and scheduling visit


Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing 305,000 golfers and 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


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