A pair of local golfers came up just short in their pursuit of a title at the Future Links Western Championships.
Carter Graf of Sylvan Lake and Brady McKinlay (Lacombe) finished just one stroke back of the winner Tommy McKenzie in the 54-hole, stroke play event at the Wolf Golf Resort Links course.
McKinlay and Graf shot six-over-par for the tournament, one back of the five-over mark that won the event. Graf was two-over-par on the final day, while McKinlay was three-over. McKinlay was one of only three players in the 60s at the event, firing a two-under 69 on day two.
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Graf opened the event with a 70 on Friday, then shot a 76 on day two and finished with a 73 Sunday. McKinlay opened with a 76, before the 69 and closed with a 74.
The Central Alberta duo finished in a four-way tie for second, meaning they both earned an exemption into the 2019 Canadian Junior Boys Championship on Aug. 11-15 at Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club in Hartland, N.B. The top five players in the 81-player field of junior division golfers earned an exemption to the Canadian Juniors.