Red Deer’s Zac Griffiths outstanding at junior golf stop in Carstairs

Red Deer’s Zac Griffiths turned in an outstanding performance in the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) stop in Carstairs during the weekend, which only adds to his already busy summer.

Red Deer’s Zac Griffiths turned in an outstanding performance in the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) stop in Carstairs during the weekend, which only adds to his already busy summer.

Griffiths won the 15-19 year-old boys’ division with an eight-under par 136 following rounds of 71-65, which earned him a berth in both the North American Cup and the World Junior Championship.

The North American Cup is set for July 5-8 in South Carolina with the Junior Worlds, July 12-16 in San Diego.

The 17-year-old Griffiths, who was recently awarded the CJGA Mizuno All-Canadian golfer award for his solid play last year, has a number of top-notch events scheduled for June.

He’ll compete in the Future’s College and World Tour event in West Palm Beach, Fla., at the end of May before heading to Las Vegas for an American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) tournament, June 14-17. He’ll be in Kentucky for an AJGA event June 22-25, in Washington for the U.S Junior Amateur qualifier June 28 and in East Aurora, N.Y., to defend his International Junior Master’s title, June 29-July 2.

Griffiths won the Carstairs tournament by five strokes over Scott Secord of Calgary.

John Sinclair and John Miller of Red Deer tied for 15th at 153. Sinclair had rounds of 79-74 and Miller 78-75.

Jesse Teron of Red Deer opened with a 75 before finishing with an 87 to tie for 35th at 162.

Meanwhile, Matt Codd of Red Deer placed third in the 14-and-under boys’ division with a (75-79) 154.

Patrick Murphy of Crossfield came in at 147 and Matt Williams of Calgary at 151.

Brett Pasula of Red Deer tied for fifth at (75-83) 158 and Nolan Bruin of Red Deer tied for 11th at (88-90) 178.

The CJGA will make a stop at the River Bend Golf Course May 29-30. The Junior Linksters event, on the mini-links, will take place May 29 with the Nike Golf Junior Series and the Stephen Ames Cup qualifier going both days on the main course.