Ally Shin Wins CN Future Links Prairie ChampionshipJune 28, 2012
Coquitlam native holds off field for win; Langley’s Winnie Hyun takes 2nd and Victoria’s Naomi Ko rounds out B.C. leaderboard in third; Stuart MacDonald of Vancouver places 3rd in boys’ division.
Morden, Man (Golf Canada)–Ally Shin, 16, of Coquitlam, managed to hold off the field at the 2012 CN Future Links Prairies Championship at Minnewasta Golf and Country Club with a final round 10-over-par 82 which included three birdies for a three-day total of 17-over par 233.
A leader after the first and second round, Shin held off second place finisher Winnie Hyun, 17, of Langley, B.C., to win by three shots. Hyun scored 8-over par 80 on the day, giving her a tournament total of 20-over par 236. This is Shin’s first win of the 2012 season, with her highest finish this year being a second place at the CJGA – Nike Junior Series Stephen Ames Cup Qualifier in March.
In third position, second round runner-up and Victoria, B.C. native Naomi Ko, 14, came away with a tournament total of 21-over par 237 after a final day of 12-over par 84. Rachel Shi, 16, of Vancouver ended up in fourth position at 23-over par 239, while Sophie Kitchen, 17, of Collingwood, Ont. finished in fifth place at 25-over par 241.
On the boys’ side, Ballantrae, Ontario’s Gajan Sivabalasingham took the championship, followed by Tae Won Kim of Richmond Hill, Ontario and Vancouver’s Stuart MacDonald. MacDonald finished third place at 8-over par 224, after a final round score of 3-over par 75. He finished 8-shots off the even-par 216 total fired by Sivabalasingham.
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