Junior golfers at national championships

Rigsby, Valliere and Yanick competing with rest of best in Canada

Three Courtenay junior golfers are competing at national championships this week.

Canada’s top male junior amateurs are competing at the 2012 Canadian Junior Boys Championship from July 31 to Aug. 3 at Osprey Ridge Golf Club in Bridgewater, N.S.

Conducted by Golf Canada since 1938, the Canadian Junior Boys Championship features the nation’s top junior players, including members of Team Canada, provincial champions and provincial Order of Merit leaders.

In the field are Courtenay golfers Mark Valliere and Logan Yanick, who both play out of Crown Isle.

The event sees 156 golfers competing in a four-day, 72-hole stroke play competition. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the low 70 players and ties.

The winner earns an exemption into the 2012 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship to be held Aug. 7-10 at Camelot Golf and Country Club in Cumberland, Ont. and Club de golf Outaouais in Rockland, Ont.

Also taking place the week of July 31 to Aug. 3 is the Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship at River Spirit Golf Club in Calgary. Courtenay’s Emily Rigsby, who also plays out of Crown Isle, is competing at this event.

The tourney sees 126 golfers competing in a four-day, 72-hole stroke play competition featuring both a Junior and Juvenile division. After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 70 players and ties.

Many top junior golfers are competing at River Spirit, including Team Canada members Brooke Henderson, Jisoo Keel, Anna Kim and Taylor Kim. Henderson recently became the youngest known golfer to win a professional tournament after capturing the title at a CN Canadian Women’s Tour event in Beloeil, Que., and Keel will be looking to improve on her runner-up finish at last year’s Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship.

This year’s champion receivex an exemption to the 2013 Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, as well as each of the 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Tour events.

 

The final round of both events goes today. Scores are updated regularly at golfcanada.ca.

 

 

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