Sixteen year old Alex Francois advances to the Canadian Open Qualifier

June 11, 2014

Jim Lee (British Columbia Golf)

Sixteen year old Alex Francois of Burnaby, BC advanced to the Monday qualifier stage of the Canadian Open on Monday.  Francois was one of eight players who qualified, with 3 other BC residents - Adam Cornelson of Langley, Kevin Stinson of Mission and Ryan Williams of Vancouver playing at Marine Drive Golf Club.

Francois is well known in BC golf junior circles.  He captured the 2014 CN Future Links Pacific Championship and was the winner of the 2013 BC Juvenile Boys Champiionship, seven strokes ahead of the second place finisher.  His sister Sumie also won the 2013 Juvenile Girls event.

The first of three RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifiers took place Monday at Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver, B.C.,  A three-stage qualifying procedure for Canada‚Äôs National Open Championship features three regional qualifying competitions in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, followed by a final qualifying event on Monday, July 21st prior to the Open.

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