Golf Canada’s 2022 championship season continues at Rivershore Estate & Golf Links in Kamloops, B.C. for the 83rd playing of the Canadian Junior Boys Championship, presented by BDO, from Aug. 7-10.
This national championship, which was first held in 1938 in London, Ont., offers an opportunity for the top junior male golfers from coast-to-coast to compete against the best in their class in a 72-hole stroke play competition. This year, 156 players will clash on the west coast of Canada aiming to add the Silver Cup to their trophy cases.
Representing Manitoba and Northwest Ontario in this year’s event include:
- Ryan Blair, Elmhurst Golf & Country Club
- Grady Chuback, St. Charles Country Club
- Braxton Kuntz, Breezy Bend Country Club
- Jack Moro, Whitewater Golf Club, Thunder Bay, Ontario
- Eric Prokopowich, Dauphin, Manitoba
- Thomas Scott, St. Charles Country Club
Blair, Chuback, Prokopowich and Scott are all members of the Team Manitoba junior development program.
Returning this year is the interprovincial team competition. The interprovincial championship, first held in 1959, will be played in conjunction with the first 36 holes of the competition, with three-player teams vying for the team title. In rounds one and two the best two scores of the three golfers from each provincial team count towards the team’s score. The lowest aggregate score over rounds one and two determines the champion. Blair, Chuback and Kuntz will represent Manitoba in the interprovincial team competition.
The Juvenile division – a subdivision for boys 16 and under – remains in place this year and will run concurrently with the Junior division through the 72-hole competition. Humphreys was awarded the Jack Bailey Trophy in 2021, winning by a commanding 13 strokes over runner-up Zhao. Since its inception in 1970, only ten players have won both the Junior and Juvenile division titles.
The winner will receive an exemption into the 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at Daniel Island Club in Charleston, S.C., as well as a spot in 2023 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship.
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