Ancaster golfer ties for 12th in Future Links Pacific Gold Tournament


Ancaster’s Laura Hildebrandt finished in 12th place at the CN Future Links Pacific Gold tournament on the weekend.

Hildebrandt shot a final round 80 to finish with a three-round total of 245 on the Colwood Golf Club in Victoria, B.C. She was 26 strokes back of Langley, B.C. winner Sue Kim in the Junior Girls (14 to 18 years) division of the tournament.

Paris, Ont., golfer Jennifer Kirby placed fifth, with rounds of 79,74,79 for a total of 232, 13 strokes back of first place. Brantford’s Nicole Vandermade tied Hildebrandt for 12 place.

Eugene Wong of North Vancouver won the boys’ division to successfully defend his CN Future Links Pacific title.
Wong, a member of the National Junior Team, had three consecutive rounds of 69 to finish three-under-par at 207. Wong’s Quebec teammates Jean-Philippe Paiement of Québec City and Mathieu Rivard of Granby finished tied for second, seven strokes off the lead at 215.

CN Future Links is Canada’s national junior golf program conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association, the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association, and Canada’s provincial golf associations. The program is designed to forge a link between Canada’s youth and golf to ensure the future of the game in Canada. Since its inception in 1996, more than 523,000 young Canadians have taken part in Future Links.

Additionally the CN Future Links Championships provide Canada’s best junior golfers a chance to hone their competitive skills in multiple day championships in two age divisions: Junior (boys and girls aged 14-18 years) and Bantam (boys and girls aged 11-13 years). Over 3,000 top juniors have competed in these premier championships since their inception in 2000.