Josh Lane, 15, previously named Athlete of the Week by Huntsville Doppler, is continuing his stellar golfing career.
During the pandemic, Lane practiced her golf skills at home with a golf simulator and virtual lessons to improve her swing while learning new tips and tricks. Once back in competitive mode, his skills paid off and Lane was invited to compete in an upcoming national event this month.
Earlier this spring, Lane qualified for the Ontario Golf Association’s U19 Provincial Championship held in early July in Sudbury. Over 250 golfers under the age of 19 took part in these qualifications, of which 150 were selected, and Lane was one of them, to participate in the event. After two full days of events, Lane made the third cut which brought the playing field down to around 60 competitors. After day four, Lane ended up placing 42nd out of 250 competitors. His impressive golf performance earned him an invite to play in the National Junior Men’s Championship taking place August 6-10, 2022 in Kamloops, BC.
The Junior Men’s National Championship event is for Canada’s top U19 golfers. Lane will therefore face the best of the best in a higher age category. Although this is his biggest tournament to date, Lane’s coach Braeden Cryderman says Lane is realizing his potential and has been dedicated to working towards his long-term goal of having the opportunity. to play American college golf on a scholarship.
Lane also qualified for another U19 event at the GAO (Golf Association of Ontario) U19 Match Play in Port Hope, which he will attend upon his return from the national event on August 14, and will play in numerous other tournaments this month. -this.
Coach Cryderman, a former PGA player, is also from Huntsville.
For the past two years, Lane has been partially sponsored by Bigwin Island Golf Club and practices on the elite golf course. Another part of Lane’s training has seen him participate in mini-series events through the Canadian Golf Association. For example, he just played in the U17 MJT (Maple Leaf Junior Tour) tournament last weekend in Barrie.
Lane is focused and making great strides towards becoming a golf pro in the making. Well done!
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