Kwon and Hughes vie for national golf title

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows golfers compete at the 108th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championships

Maple Ridge’s Charlie Hughes and Pitt Meadow’s Kevin Kwon will represent Team B.C. as they vie for national supremacy at the 108th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship.

Kwon punched his ticket to the tournament with a third place finish at the 2012 B.C. Amateur Championships while Hughes was chosen to represent British Columbia after Kevin Carrigan of Victoria could not participate due to prior arrangements.

The 240-player tournament runs until August 10 at both Camelot Golf and Country Club in Cumberland, Ont. and Club de golf Outaouais in Rockland, Ont.The winner of Canada’s oldest national golf championship will earn exemptions into both the 2013 RBC Canadian Open at the historic Glen Abbey Golf Club as well as the 2012  U.S. Amateur Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. Additionally, the winner is eligible to receive exemptions into the U.S. Amateur Public Links, U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur & USGA Senior Amateur Championship.

After the first two rounds, the field will be reduced to the low 70 players and ties for the remaining two rounds finishing Friday, August 10 at Camelot Golf and Country Club.