Four-ball heads out down the 1st fairway to play their second shot (Gareth Millroy | The Northern View)

Young golf players vie for a spot in provincials

Junior Golf Tournament played on Saturday, Apr. 13 at Prince Rupert Golf Club

Prince Rupert’s Arlen Des Champ took first place at the first Junior Golf Tournament of the year carding a score of 81.

Fourteen young golfers from the city competed in the tournament at the Prince Rupert Golf Club on Saturday, April 13.

“We were super happy with the turnout of players and it’s great to see the kids having fun at a competitive level,” said Prince Rupert Golf Club pro Tyler Stene.

The players, all at the high school level, were competing for one of five spots at provincials and a chance at winning the provincial championship banner.

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The tournament in Prince Rupert is one of four tournaments to be held in the Northwest region. Terrace, Smithers and Kitimat will also each host tournaments with the lowest overall scores from the four tournaments to earn the berth at provincials.

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Golf pro Stene was seen busy organizing the players at tee-off time and handing scorecards to the young golfers, making sure the players remembered to have fun.

READ MORE: Story and Video: MVP of the Week – Arlen Des Champ is honing his skills for the future

The next tournament will be held in Terrace on May 4.

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Nick Pirilo opened the tee box on the 1st (Gareth Millroy | The Northern View)

Players off the to 10th tee (Gareth Millroy | The Northern View)

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