Top juvenile golfers head to Princeton Golf Club

British Columbia Golf's Juvenile Boys' and Girls' Championship is set for Princeton Golf Club Aug. 21 to 23.

Spectators are welcome to watch the British Columbia Golf’s Juvenile Boys’ and Girls’ Championship at Princeton Golf Club Aug. 21 to 23. Admission is free. 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 and would love to add another B.C. title to his résumé. Challengers to his reign on top will be 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. Other notables are Coquitlam’s Kevin Vigna, Surrey’s Marcus Brown, Roy Kang of North Vancouver, Johoo Lee of Vancouver and 2011 B.C. Bantam Boys’ champion A.J. Ewart of Coquitlam. 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. Because of 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. First contested in 2005, the Juvenile Girls’ Championship has been captured by a number of Team Canada players including current members Anica Yoo (2010) and Taylor Kim (2009). Other champions include 2011 Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls’ champion Jennifer Yang (2006) and North Carolina State University Wolfpack member Amanda Baker (2007). The Juvenile Boys’ Championship was first played in 1974 and since then a number of champions have emerged victorious including notables such as Jim Rutledge (1976), Gordie Scutt (1995, 1996), Team Canada Development Squad member Kevin Kwon (2009) and 2012 BC Summer Games gold medalist Curtis Chan (2010).Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend the championship  free-of-charge.

 

 

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