Szeryk 7th At Future Links Pacific Championship

Photo: Chuck Russell/Golf Canada.

PITT MEADOWS, B.C. – Lauren Kim fended off competitors five years her senior and held on to a second-round lead, while Michael Crisologo won in a playoff in their respective divisions at the Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific Championship at Pitt Meadows Golf Club.

Ed. Note: London’s Ellie Szeryk, living in Allen, TX, finished seventh with rounds of 74-74-74–222 (+6).

Kim, 13, rocketed to the lead by knocking in six birdies in round two. The Surrey, B.C. native shot a bogey-free round on Sunday, finishing at 6 under during the 54-hole event, one shot ahead of Euna Han in second place.

“I feel really good about myself,” said Kim. “My best hole out of the entire round was the sixth hole. I thought I was going to make a bogey because I went into the trees. I made the putt for a [par] save and I was really shocked, but I feel that really helped me stay calm.”

As the top five finishers, Kim, Han, YanJun (Victoria) Liu, Tiffany Kong and Angel (Mu Chen) Lin each earned exemptions into the 2019 Canadian Junior Girls Championship on July 29-Aug. 2 at Lethbridge Country Club in Lethbridge, Alta.

Narrowly the top five was Céleste Dao. The Team Canada Junior Development Squad member led after 18 holes, but ultimately finished in sixth place at 2 over. Dao’s Team Canada teammate Ellie Szeryk joined her in the top ten by carding a 6-over 74.

It was a stunning finish in the boys’ division, as Crisologo and Laurent Desmarchais both put together impressive final rounds and finished tied at 5 under on the tournament. A playoff was needed to decide the winner, and Crisologo birdied the first playoff hole to capture the victory.

“I’m super excited, I can’t really put it into words right now,” said Crisologo of Richmond, B.C. “[My family] watched me through all 18 holes, and it was good to have that support.”

It was a strong showing for the Team Canada Junior Boys Development Squad, as three of the five lowest scores were carded by team members. In addition to Desmarchais, Christopher Vandette and Jeevan Sihota finished tied for third place.

Crisologo, Desmarchais, Vandette and Sihota each earned exemptions into the 2019 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, head at Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club in Hartland, N.B. from Aug. 11-15.

Along with the four lowest finishers, Ethan Choi of Pincher Creek, Alta. also earned an exemption into the Canadian Junior Boys Championship by shooting even par to round out the top five.

Photos from the tournament can be found  here. (Chuck Russell/Golf Canada)

Boys’ division results

1. Michael Crisologo, Richmond, BC, *72-70-66-208 -5

2. Laurent Desmarchais, Longueuil, QC, *74-67-67-208 -5

3. Jeevan Sihota, Victoria, BC, *69-73-69-211 -2

3. Christopher Vandette, Beaconsfield, QC, *71-69-71-211 -2

5. Ethan Choi, Pincher Creek, AB, *72-69-72-213 E

6. Ilirian Zalli, Burnaby, BC, *78-71-66-215 +2

6. Ethan de Graaf, Edmonton, AB, *73-73-69-215 +2

8. Jace Minni, Delta, BC, *77-71-68-216 +3

9. Cole Wilson, Kelowna, BC, *72-76-70-218 +5

10. Luke Quanson, Coquitlam, BC, *77-69-73-219 +6

10. Hunter Thomson, Calgary, AB, *76-70-73-219 +6

12. Dylan Henderson, Waterloo, ON, *74-72-74-220 +7

12. Jackson Jacob, Fort Langley, BC, *72-71-77-220 +7

14. Jakob Chicoyne, Calgary, AB, *78-71-72-221 +8

14. Gavyn Knight, Parksville, BC, *73-72-76-221 +8

16. Aaron Huang, Vancouver, BC, *74-74-74-222 +9

17. Sean Buckles, North Vancouver, BC, *77-75-71-223 +10

18. Nicolas-Guy Landry, Calgary, AB, *76-77-71-224 +11

18. Rongzhi Fan Ji, Victoria, BC, *74-76-74-224 +11

18. Dylan Prasad, Surrey, BC, *74-74-76-224 +11

18. Song Bai, Vancouver, BC, *73-75-76-224 +11

18. Leo Harper, Burnaby, BC, *72-75-77-224 +11

18. Cooper Humphreys, Kelowna, BC, *77-70-77-224 +11

18. Kai Iguchi, Banff, AB, *71-75-78-224 +11

25. Marko Banic, Calgary, AB, *78-74-73-225 +12

25. Brycen Ko, Richmond, BC, *75-73-77-225 +12

27. Carter Graf, Sylvan Lake, AB, *78-76-72-226 +13

27. Billy Zhang, Coquitlam, BC, *74-74-78-226 +13

27. Josh Bowder, Victoria, BC, *72-76-78-226 +13

27. Jackson Rothwell, Victoria, BC, *74-73-79-226 +13

31. Tony Li, Vancouver, BC, *78-80-69-227 +14

31. Ryan Hodgins, Medicine Hat, AB, *71-82-74-227 +14

31. Riley Lai, Vancouver, BC, *76-73-78-227 +14

34. Brady McKinlay, Lacombe, AB, *78-80-70-228 +15

34. Dale Longmuir, Maple Ridge, BC, *77-77-74-228 +15

34. Bailey Bjornson, Surrey, BC, *77-76-75-228 +15

37. Michael Wu, Victoria, BC, *78-78-73-229 +16

37. Eli Greene, Nanaimo, BC, *78-75-76-229 +16

37. Thomas Sluka, Canmore, AB, *74-77-78-229 +16

40. Andy Luo, Burnaby, BC, *81-77-72-230 +17

40. Daniel Bennett, Victoria, BC, *74-82-74-230 +17

40. Adam Tindle, Coquitlam, BC, *78-76-76-230 +17

40. Bryan Chan, Port Coquitlam, BC, *77-76-77-230 +17

40. Russell Howlett, Delta, BC, *78-74-78-230 +17

45. Mackenzie Bickell, Richmond, BC, *81-78-72-231 +18

45. Dylan Bercan, Vancouver, BC, *75-76-80-231 +18

47. John Paul Kahlert, Maple Ridge, BC, *78-83-71-232 +19

47. Zach Ryujin, North Vancouver, BC, *80-76-76-232 +19

47. Bradley McKeating, Calgary, AB, *80-73-79-232 +19

47. Tommy McKenzie, Calgary, AB, *76-77-79-232 +19

47. Sangvin Kang, Richmond, BC, *79-73-80-232 +19

52. Jun Nam, Surrey, BC, *75-79-79-233 +20

53. Jay Xu, Burnaby, BC, *78-80-77-235 +22

54. Finn Lawlor, North Vancouver, BC, *82-79-75-236 +23

54. Cole Bergheim, Red Deer, AB, *79-79-78-236 +23

54. Markus Yiu, Vancouver, BC, *82-75-79-236 +23

54. Woo Park, Victoria, BC, *79-77-80-236 +23

58. Elias Theodossopoulos, Calgary, AB, *81-82-74-237 +24

58. Callum Mckay, Calgary, AB, *80-80-77-237 +24

58. Kristian Isa, Kelowna, BC, *84-76-77-237 +24

61. Richard Zhang, Saanich, BC, *80-82-76-238 +25

61. Carson Rody, Calgary, AB, *82-76-80-238 +25

61. Bradin Stahl, Priddis, AB, *80-75-83-238 +25

61. Kyle Mayner, Kelowna, BC, *78-75-85-238 +25

65. Ethan Posthumus, Coquitlam, BC, *82-82-75-239 +26

65. Brandon Frechette, Lake Country, BC, *84-74-81-239 +26

67. Niklas Jaakkola, North Vancouver, BC, *83-77-80-240 +27

67. Brodie Shields-Tyler, Calgary, AB, *78-80-82-240 +27

69. Nic Jenner, Castlegar, BC, *86-78-77-241 +28

69. Adam Niles, Kamloops BC, *89-76-76-241 +28

71. Andy Jang, Langley, BC, *83-81-78-242 +29

71. Nathan Szpakowicz, Vancouver, BC, *78-84-80-242 +29

71. Preston Lightle, Gold River, BC, *75-82-85-242 +29

74. Jordan Allaire, Coquitlam, BC, *80-85-78-243 +30

74. Freddy Sun, Vancouver, BC, *81-82-80-243 +30

76. Matthew Beauchamp, Coquitlam, BC, *78-87-79-244 +31

76. Miguel Cullum, Coquitlam, BC, *81-84-79-244 +31

76. Nick Sprovieri, Calgary, AB, *80-80-84-244 +31

76. Ben Roberts, Nanoose Bay, BC, *81-78-85-244 +31

80. Logan Graf, Sylvan Lake, AB, *85-82-78-245 +32

80. Alex LePoidevin, West Vancouver, BC, *82-78-85-245 +32

82. Ryan Burns, Abbotsford, BC, *82-85-83-250 +37

83. Logan Underwood, North Vancouver, BC, *83-88-86-257 +44

83. Caden Park, Calgary, AB, *85-85-87-257 +44

85. Rory Huycke, Calgary, AB, *85-87-87-259 +46

DID NOT FINISH

WD. Jesse Lester, Anmore, BC, *87-0-0-87 +16

DQ. William Tindle, Coquitlam, BC, *77-71-76-224 +11

Girls’ Division Results

1. Lauren Kim, Surrey, BC, *73-67-70-210 -6

2. Euna Han, Coquitlam, BC, *71-71-69-211 -5

3. YanJun (Victoria) Liu, Vancouver, BC, *76-68-69-213 -3

4. Tiffany Kong, Vancouver, BC, *70-73-73-216 E

5. Angel (Mu Chen) Lin, Surrey, BC, *72-70-75-217 +1

6. Céleste Dao, Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, QC, *69-76-73-218 +2

7. Ellie Szeryk, London, ON, *74-74-74-222 +6

8. CoCo Pei, Surrey, BC, *75-76-74-225 +9

9. Annabelle Ackroyd, Calgary, AB, *78-71-77-226 +10

9. Michelle Liu, Vancouver, BC, *75-73-78-226 +10

11. Emily Zhu, Richmond Hill, ON, *79-73-75-227 +11

12. Luna Lu, Burnaby, BC, *79-74-76-229 +13

13. Monet Chun, Richmond Hill, ON, *84-72-75-231 +15

13. Erin Lee, Langley, BC, *77-78-76-231 +15

13. Jenna Bruggeman, Edmonton, AB, *75-73-83-231 +15

16. Hyeji Yang, Langley, BC, *79-79-74-232 +16

16. Angela Arora, Surrey, BC, *77-78-77-232 +16

18. Alyssa Chang, Surrey, BC, *76-80-78-234 +18

19. Jennifer Gu, West Vancouver, BC, *78-79-78-235 +19

20. June Hsiao, Coquitlam, BC, *76-80-80-236 +20

21. Claire Lovan, Surrey, BC, *79-83-76-238 +22

21. Martina Yu, Coquitlam, BC, *83-78-77-238 +22

21. Sherri Yang, Richmond, BC, *73-80-85-238 +22

24. Grace Bell, Calgary, AB, *78-78-84-240 +24

25. MacKenzie Baustad, Calgary, AB, *80-80-81-241 +25

26. Victoria Tse, Calgary, AB, *83-78-81-242 +26

27. Michelle Ai, West Vancouver, BC, *81-82-80-243 +27

28. Emily Li, Coquitlam, BC, *81-81-83-245 +29

29. Ling Yu (Katherine) Hao, Burnaby, BC, *83-85-82-250 +34

30. Jessica Ng, Vancouver, BC, *81-91-80-252 +36

31. Cindy Koira, Victoria, BC, *91-82-81-254 +38

31. Natasha Kozlowski, Prince George, BC, *88-86-80-254 +38

DID NOT FINISH

WD. Sarah Beqaj, Toronto, ON, *77-44-0-121 +13

FUTURE LINKS, driven by Acura
Future Links, driven by Acura is Canada’s national junior golf program conducted by Golf Canada, the PGA of Canada and Canada’s provincial golf associations. Proudly supported by Acura, Puma, The R&A, NGCOA Canada, ClubLink and Sport Canada, the program is designed to forge a link between Canada’s youth and golf to ensure the future of the game in Canada. The program features three core areas of focus—in-school programming, facility programming and community outreach—including elements such as Golf in Schools, Learn to Play, Girl’s Club, Mobile Clinics, Junior Skills Competition and Community Golf Coach, along with six regional Future Links Junior Championships.  Since the inception of the program in 1996, more than 1.4 million young Canadians have taken part in Future Links.  For more information, visit golfcanada.ca/futurelinks.

Golf Canada
Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing 319,000 golfers and 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit  www.golfcanada.ca.

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