CN Future Links Junior Skills Challenge National Event to kick off 2016 RBC Canadian Open

The 2016 RBC Canadian Open won’t be the only national golf competition taking place this coming week at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.

Twenty-five competitors from across Canada will converge at Glen Abbey on Saturday, July 16th for the eighth annual CN Future Links Junior Skills Challenge National Event, marking the culmination of more than 2,200 participants competing at 134 golf facilities across Canada. As determined by their standing on the National Leaderboard, the top 25 juniors in the country will compete in a four-part skills challenge (putting, chipping, driving and iron play) with one overall winner per age group and gender.

The highest skills challenge scorers from events across Canada during the 2016 golf season are listed below:

Girls 9–11 Boys 9–11
Gigi Barr, Golf Canada Calgary Centre, AB Felix Poulin, Club de Golf Stoneham, QC
Alissa Xu, Bradlee Ryall Academy, ON Preston Lightle, Gold River Golf and Country Club, BC
Kelly Zhao, King Valley Golf Club, ON Cooper Humphreys, Seymour Golf Club, BC
Nicole Hogan, Gowan Brae Golf Club, NB Simon Mullen, Brian Affleck Academy, NS
Kalee Seto, Royal Mayfair Golf Club, AB Austin Boge, Golf Mentor Academy, MB


Girls 12–14 Boys 12–14
Sarah Gallagher, Bradlee Ryall Academy, ON Hunter Thomson, Golf Canada Calgary Centre, AB
Mackenzie Morrison, St. Georges Golf and Country Club, ON Nathan Hogan, Gowan Brae Golf Club, NB
Julie Gauvin, Moncton Golf and Country Club, NB Jayden Dudas, Estevan Woodland Golf Club, SK
Emily Zhu, King Valley Golf and Country Club, ON Ben Callaghan, Brian Affleck Academy, NS
Thomas Beaudoin, B2Golf, QC


Girls 15–18 Boys 15–18
Jillian Friolet, Gowan Brae Golf Club, NB Marc Sweeney, Wildwood Golf Course, SK
Alexandra Jucan, Copper Creek Golf Club, ON Terry Cousineau, The Dunes at Kamloops, BC
Thomas Picard Beaudoin, B2Golf, QC
Liam Pickrell, Seymour Golf Club, BC

The winners of the CN Future Links Skills Challenge National Event in the boys and girls 15-18 age groups will receive an exemption into their local CN Future Links Championship in 2017. All other attending participants of the CN Future Links Junior Skills National Event will receive prizing courtesy of Titleist Footjoy.

On the Sunday prior to tournament week, junior participants will also have the opportunity to test the storied Glen Abbey layout in an exciting match play format, outfitted by program sponsor Cobra Puma Golf. Following that, participants will be provided weekly grounds passes and have an opportunity to be involved in Monday’s Pro-Am and secure a spot in Wednesday’s CN Future Links Walk with a Pro event during the Wednesday Pro-Am.

Click here to learn more about the CN Future Links Junior Skills Challenge National Event.