Ste Sophie, Que. (Golf Canada) – After three days of exciting play, Team Canada Development Squad member Albin Choi of Toronto and MacKenzie Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., captured the respective boys and girls divisions at the CN Future Links Québec Championship at Club de golf Val des Lacs in Ste Sophie, Que.
In the Junior Boys competition, Choi fired a three-day score of 5-under par (71-68-69-208) to claim his third victory on the CN Future Links circuit in the past two years. Choi’s colourful 2-under par 69 during today’s action included two eagles, two birdies, two bogeys and a single double-bogey. The 18-year-old entered the final day in the lead feeling confident and mentally prepared. “I felt really comfortable coming into the final round and the course really suited my game,” Choi said. “Winning two CN Future Links events last year gave me the confidence and the experience I needed to succeed today.”
Following Choi as runner-up was Simon Labrecque of Blainville, Que., who combined for a three day score of 3-over par (71-73-72-216). Jean Sèbastien Viau of Boisbriand, Que., finished third with a three-day total of 4-over par (75-69-73-217).
In the Junior Girls division, 12-year old MacKenzie Brooke Henderson shot a one over par 72 in final-round action to earn her first CN Future Links Junior Girls victory with a tournament-total of 9-over par (75-75-72-222). Henderson, who finished second at the 2009 CN Future Links Quebec Championship, recorded her first hole-in-one on the 157 yard par-3 8th hole during opening-round play of this year’s championship. “The hole-in-one I got my first day really motivated me to play well,” Henderson said. “I just tried to stay focused and have my best score today so I could stay in the lead.”
Following closely behind Henderson was last year’s champion Katherine Gravel-Coursol of Mirabel, Que., and Elizabeth Asselin of Levis, Que., who tied for runner-up honours with a three-day score of 16-over par (229).