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County golfers at Future Links event

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MOUNT WILLIAM – Five Pictou County golfers are among those taking part in the 2018 Future Links national golf challenge this weekend at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.

Avery Cohen is in the girls 9-11 group, while Colby Bent in the boys 9-11 category, Jean Craig is in the girls 12-14 division and Brent Chapman and Cale MacLaughlin are in the boys 12-14 section.

They are among 24 golfers in the 10th edition of the event and are representing the Brian Affleck Golf Academy located at the Eagles Chance Par-3 course and driving range.

Each golfer is scored on their driving, chipping, putting and iron play on Saturday.

Winners will receive an exemption to the 2019 Future Links challenge.

Those attending the national event will have an opportunity to play the famous Glen Abbey course. They will also receive passes for the Golf Canada Foundation Pro-Am event and secure a spot on Wednesday during the RBC Canadian Open Pro-Am.

Glen Abbey is host club for the 2018 Canadian Open scheduled for July 26 to 29.

Future is Canada’s national junior golf program conducted by Golf Canada, the PGA of Canada and the country’s provincial golf associations.

It is designed to link Canada’s young people with golf.

More than 1.4 million boys and girls have taken part in the program since its inception in 1996.