Courtenay’s Mark Valliere, 18, is part of the Team Canada Development squad in action this week at the 109th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship.
The top male amateur golfers from Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Taiwan and the United States are vying for the title, with play going Aug. 6-9 at both Royal Colwood Golf Club and Gorge Vale Golf Club in Victoria.
The winner will earn exemptions into both the 2014 RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal Golf Club, as well as the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts from Aug. 12-18.
Additionally, the winner is eligible to receive exemptions into the U.S. Amateur Public Links, U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur and USGA Senior Amateur Championship, if applicable.
After the first two rounds at both Gorge Vale Golf Club and Royal Colwood Golf Club, the field will be reduced to the low 70 players and ties for the remaining two rounds finishing Friday at Royal Colwood Golf Club.
Admission is free to all spectators throughout the week.
For a full field list as well as starting times, live scoring and post-round results, follow the link at golfcanada.ca.