A damp weekend was not a problem for the young golfers at the Future Links, driven by Acura Prairie Championship, held at the Deer Park Municipal Golf Course. Over three days, the young golfers managed to put down a successful tournament. The winners were Hyeji Yang from Langley B.C. and Josh Nagy from Saskatoon, SK.
Yang said that she struggled on the front nine of the course, but her game on the back nine was what helped her come on top, including a 15-foot birdie on No. 15 which she said gave her confidence and momentum.
Behind her were Sherri Yang, of Richmond, BC, Brooke Frerichs, Calgary, AB, Autumn Neiszner, Regina, SK, and Kaitlyn Wingnean, Edmonton, AB. The top five earns an exemptions to the 2019 Canadian Junior Girls Championship from July 29-August 2 at Lethbridge Country Club in Lethbridge, AB.
Yorkton’s Ella Kozak, the hometown favorite, finished 11th after the weekend, with a score of 43 over par.
In the boys round, Nagy came from behind to take the tournament. While he started the day with a double bogey on the second hole, he made up for it with eight birdies, with only the second under-par round of the tournament. Nagy’s final score was three under par.
“It was really nice to turn the week around on the last round.”
While it was a wet weekend, he said that didn’t affect his game very much.
“I just stayed to my game-plan and grinded really hard.”
The rest of the top five were Tae Kyoung (Eric) Yun of Richmond Hill, ON, Neel Soni, Winnipeg, MB, and Jacob Armstrong, Winnipeg, MB, tied for third, and Richard Dou of Calgary, AB.
Each of the top five finishers received an exemption into the 2019 Canadian Junior Boys Championship from August 11-15 at Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club in Hartland, N.B.