British Columbia Golf’s Juvenile Boys’ and Girls’ Championship is heading to Princeton Golf Club on Aug. 21-23.
Featuring fairways lined with Ponderosa Pines, Princeton Golf Club will play as a par-73 5,643-yard course for the Girls’ Championship compared to a par-72 6,506-yard course for the Boys’ Championship.
Defending his 2011 Boys’ title against a hungry field of challengers will be Trevor Yu of Vancouver. Yu recently captured the Canadian Juvenile Boys’ Championship in a record setting fashion.
Five Comox Valley golfers are entered: Nick Crookall, Matthew Irvine, Spencer McDougall, Dylan Slater and Tyson Slater. Also set to challenge Yu are 2012 CN Future Links Pacific champion Zach Anderson of Nanaimo, 2012 BC Summer Games silver medalist Diego San Pedro of Richmond and third-place finisher at the 2012 B.C. Junior Boys’ Championship Chris Crisologo of Richmond.
In the Girls’ Championship, Alix Kong will not be defending her 2011 title, leaving the way for the likes of Maple Ridge’s Keanna Mason, Surrey’s Michelle Kim, Victoria’s Naomi Ko and Richmond’s Janet Zhang to take the title. Other notables for contention include Coquitlam’s Ally Shin, Vernon’s Mackenzie Barrie and Halfmoon Bay’s Avery Struck.
Both the Boys’ and Girls’ Championships will be 54-hole stroke play competitions. The Boys’ features a cut to the low 60 players and ties following 36 holes. Due to a limited field, no cut will occur after 36 holes for the Girls’. During rounds one and two, the zone and club team competitions will be contested.
– British Columbia Golf