Young golfer from Christina Lake to represent nation

A nine-year-old golfer will be one of four representing Canada at this week’s World Golf Championships.

A nine-year-old golfer will be one of four representing Canada at this week’s World Golf Championships.

Kaeden Lane, a member at the Christina Lake Golf Club will be teeing off tomorrow (Aug. 4).

“There are only four kids in Canada going to the worlds,” said Jade, Kaeden’s mom. “So it’s a big deal.”

The tournament is down in Pinehurst, N.C.  and there will be 30 countries competing with four kids from each country.

Only two kids from Western Canada qualified in his age group and Kaeden had to go Calgary to play a qualifying game.

“He went and shot a 76 in Calgary to qualify,” Jade said. “It’s really exciting.”

Kaeden has been golfing since he was four or five. He’s been in tournaments all summer, throughout  the Kootenays and Okanagan.

“He’s won every tournament,” she said. “He’s just excelled.”

Jade said that her son is even besting players much older than him.

The Gazette was not able to get a hold of Kaeden Lane before he left for Pinehurst, N.C.