Bailey leads locals at CN Future Links

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Taylor Kinch

Shaunavon’s Corey Bailey was the top local golfer at the highest caliber youth golf tournament to ever come to Swift Current this past weekend.

Bailey finished 10-over-par with a three-round total of 220 to tie for 15th among 72 golfers at the CN Future Links Prairie Championship at the Elmwood Golf and Country Club.

Nanaimo, B.C.’s Zach Anderson won the event with a two-under 208. He shot a 66 on Sunday to edge Calgary’s Matt Williams by one shot.

Bailey, who has moved into Swift Current to focus on his golf this season, opened the tournament with a 77 on Friday. He bounced back with a 72 on Saturday and posted a 71 on the final day.

Swift Current’s Austin Paulhus was the next closest local in a tie for 59th spot. He finished 29-over-par with a three-round total of 239. Paulhus shot 80’s on Friday and Saturday and trimmed one stroke on Sunday for a 79.

Swift Current’s Logan Tisdale was one shot back with a three-round total of 240. His best round was Saturday when he shot a 77, bookended by a 79 on Friday and an 84 on Sunday.

Swift Current’s Taylor Kinch was the final local in the boys’ field. He shot rounds of 89, 90, and 81 for a total of 260.

Swift Current’s Emily Bugera was the only female Southwest golfer in action at the CN Future Links Prairie Championship. She posted rounds of 103 and 111 during the opening two days.

Calgary’s Jaclyn Lee won the girls event with a three-over 213. Lee shot a three-over 73 on day one, followed by two even-par rounds on Saturday and Sunday.

Organizations: Elmwood Golf and Country Club

Geographic location: Swift Current, Calgary, Nanaimo

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