Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Canada’s top junior golfers are headed to Manitoba in June to take on the Minnewasta Golf and Country Club’s challenging 18-hole course.
Minnewasta is playing host to the third of six CN Future Links Championship events in 2012 with the CN Future Links Prairie Championship to be held June 26-28.
The 54-hole stroke play championship will feature the country’s top junior golfers aged 11-18. Players will vie for titles in a junior boys and junior girls division.
“Hosting a Golf Canada event at Minnewasta in our 50th anniversary season is a great honour,” said head pro Chris Worley.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming players to the CN Future Links Prairie Championship. We’ve hosted many PGA of Manitoba and Golf Manitoba events over the years, and our Les Furber designed golf course will certainly yield worthy champions.”
Tournament director Mary Beth McKenna said Golf Canada was excited to bring the CN Future Links Prairie Championship to a unique and challenging golf course like Minnewasta.
“Events like these give Canada’s top junior golfers an opportunity to develop and showcase their talents against elite competition, and Minnewasta will provide a true test of golf come late June,” she said.
The top six competitors in the junior boys division of each CN Future Links Championship will earn exemptions into the 2012 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, which will be contested July 31 – August 3 at Osprey Ridge Golf Club in Bridgewater, N.S.
The junior girls champion from each CN Future Links Championship will earn an exemption into the 2012 Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship which runs July 31 – August 3 at River Spirit Golf Club in Calgary.