Local links to host CN Futures event

Morningstar Golf Course is gearing up for first big tourney of the season

From the greens comes word Morningstar Golf Club is gearing up to host Golf Canada’s season-opening amateur championship — the 2012 CN Future Links Pacific Championship — May 11-13, with a practice round being staged on Thursday, May 10.

According to a Golf Canada press release, the tournament marks the first of six regional CN Future Links Championships and will feature the country’s top junior golfers (aged 11-18), participating in 54 holes of stroke play competition. Players will take to the Les Furber designed golf course, which opened in 1990, vying for titles in a Junior Boys and Junior Girls division, respectively.

“Golf Canada is excited to get the 2012 championship season underway at Morningstar, which did such a terrific job hosting the CN Future Links Pacific Championship back in 2009,” said Tournament Director Cam Crawford. “CN Future Links Championship events provide Canada’s top junior golfers with opportunities to develop and showcase their talents against elite competition, and Morningstar will provide a true test of golf come early May.”

“Morningstar is excited to again be the host of this Golf Canada event,” said Morningstar Golf Club General Manager Jay Saltman. “We are committed to partnering with Golf Canada to ensure the success of not only junior golfers, but all players.”