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The East Coast Junior Championship is set for Covered Bridge

by Luke Lacey – Golf NB

Covered Bridge East Coast Junior Championship – 1st Round Pairings & Tee-Times

Golf New Brunswick’s (Golf NB) Covered Bridge East Coast Junior Championship will be played June 26th and 27th, 2018 at Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club in Hartland, NB. For the first time in the events history, the East Coast Junior will not be played at Golf Bouctouche Inc. which hosted the event for 19 consecutive years. The change in venue for the 2018 event comes as Golf Canada released its 2019 national championship venue selections, choosing Covered Bridge to host the 2019 Canadian Junior Boys Championship.This year’s event will see 68 juniors from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec competing for the Junior Boy’s Championship, the Bantam Boy’s Championship and the Junior Girl’s Championship. There are 40 Junior Boys, 13 Bantam Boys, 2 Peewee Girls, 3 Bantam Girls, and 10 Junior Girls ready to take on the course for the 36-hole competition.

With 2017 Champion Stuart Earle having graduated from the junior ranks, the Junior Boys trophy is awaiting a new champion. Those competing to be crowned champion of the Boy’s division include 2017 East Coast Junior Bantam Boys Champion, Daniel Kirby of JH Sports, and Harrison O’Pray of Moncton who finished T4 in 2017’s event. Members of the 2017 field such as Nathan Hogan of Miramichi, Maxime Gaudet of Memramcook, and Felix Boucher of Fox Creek are all returning this year and are looking to build off of their performances in last years event.

The Junior Girls Championship  title is a vacant soup as Laura Jones, the 2017 NB Junior Girls champion and 2015 East Coast Junior runner-up out of Country Meadows has graduated from NB Junior Golf. Laura’s departure makes room for an eager and talented field of junior girls in this years event. 2016 NB Juvenile Girls champion and 2017 East Coast Junior Girls runner-up, Sarah Holt of Gage Golf & Curling, looks to build off of her previous success to be crowned East Coast Junior champion. As well, Mackenzie Scott of Kingswood and Julie Gauvin of Fox Creek look to improve on their 2017 4th and 5th places finishes. A diverse field from around the Maritimes promises to make this event as challenging and exciting as ever.

For more information on the 2018 Covered Bridge East Coast Junior Championship CLICK HERE.

For more information on the Covered Bridge GCC please visit: http://coveredbridgegolf.nb.ca/ 

Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB), a not for profit organization founded in 1934, is the official governing body for amateur golf in New Brunswick.  In January of 2006, the New Brunswick Golf Association (NBGA) officially merged with the New Brunswick Ladies Golf Association (NBLGA), resulting in one united governing body for amateur golf in the province.  Programs offered by Golf NB to its 10,000 members include: 12 provincial events, rules of golf education, course rating and handicap services, junior golf development programs and member club marketing initiatives.

 

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