Golfer going for California ‘Gold’
Local golfer Brendan Smith, of Ayer’s Cliff, has done it again, winning another major golf tournament. He was the winner of the fifteen to nineteen year-olds category of the CJGA Quebec Junior Open, held in Hawkesbury on May 16th and 17th. The important win gives Brendan one of only four Canadian spots for junior males in the prestigious, international IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championship, coming up in July at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California.
Brendan, who is enrolled in La Ruche’s Sports Etudes program, played two games in the Hawkesbury tournament. “In the first round I had seven birdies, but in the second round I only had two birdies and two bogies. My
first game helped me a lot,” said Brandan in an interview with the Stanstead Journal, last Friday, after coming off the course at the Pine Knot Golf and Country Club, in Dorchester, Ontario. His final score was 141 (-3) after the two games.
The junior golfer is looking forward to the event in California. “It will be quite a challenge. There will be players from many countries,” he said about the tournament, some of whose prior champions include the likes of Tiger Woods, Corey Pavin and Ernie Els.
With golfing season in ‘full swing’, this serious golfer, who is graduating this year, is also busy with final exams. “I’m studying and writing my exams and golfing in tournaments in between,” said Brandan.
Brendan Smith, seen here, will be heading to California in July to take part in the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championship.
Brendan Smith after receiving his trophy at the CJGA Quebec Junior Open.