Golf: CN Jr. championship tees off at Birchank Golf Course

The Birchbank Golf Course will host the CN Western Junior Golf Championship this week.

The Birchbank Golf Course will host the CN Western Junior Golf Championship this week, with players teeing off on Wednesday to compete in the three-day event.

A healthy contingent of local golfers will compete against over 80 of Western Canada’s best golfers including Nanaimo’s Zach Anderson and Vancouver native Trevor Yu.

Anderson won the 2012 CN Pacific Championship and was the 2013 CN Prairie winner. In addition, the 17-year-old golfer placed in the top 10 in both the BC Amateur and BC Junior in 2013.

Yu was the 2012 Canadian Juvenile Champion, winning the tournament with a course record 65 at Osprey Ridge Golf Club in Nova Scotia. In four Canadian Junior Golf Association events this year Yu has three wins and will represent Canada at the World Junior Championship in July in San Diego.

Among the local golfers to look for at the championship will be Rossland’s Taylor and Braden McKay, Champion Lakes golfers Aiden and Trevor Browell, Hanno Southam and Carson Arcuri from Nelson, Kelly Hellman from Balfour and Jordan Field from Grand Forks.

The CN junior championship is one of six qualifying events held across the country by Golf Canada for the Canadian Junior Boys and Girls championship.

The three-round CN Championship will tee off at Birchbank at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with a practice round going on Tuesday.

For those interested in helping out at this exciting event please contact the Pro-Shop at 693-2255.