Lauren Fox competed hard on the links in Lethbridge at the Canadian Junior Girls’ Championship. Fox shot a 18-over 91 on July 30, the first day of the event, putting her in tough right off the bat. She improved by five strokes the next day, shooting an 86 - an improvement, but not enough to make the cut.
Richmond Hill, Ont. native Emily Zhu won the tournament, finishing at 13-under for the tournament. She outdueled Vancouver’s YanJun (Victoria) Liu in a dramatic final pairing. Zhu shot four-under on the final day, making up a two-stroke difference to win the tournament by five strokes. Euna Han, from Coquitlam, B.C., set the course record on the first day of the tournament. Only two players from Saskatchewan made the cut in the tournament –Brooklin Fry from Shell Lake and Autumn Neiszner from Regina.
Yorkton’s Ella Kozak and Nipawin’s Veronika Duchscherer rounded out the Saskatchewan contingent, missing the cut alongside Fox.
Fox qualified for nationals by placing second in the Saskatchewan Junior Women’s Golf Championship in Nipawin. No players from northern Manitoba played in the tournament and all Manitoba players who made the trip missed the cut.