Teeing up

Rossland's Ben Gresley Jones will be among an international field of golfers teeing off in the 109th Canadian Men's Amateur Championship.

Trail Times

Rossland’s Ben Gresley Jones will be among an international field of golfers teeing off in the 109th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship beginning Tuesday in Victoria.

Gresley Jones is one of three Kootenay golfers taking part in the four-day event that also features golfers from Austria, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, France, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Taimwan and the U.S. Creston’s Kowan O’Keefe, who top the field at the zone amateur qualifying, will compete along with Fernie’s Kyle Mossfeldt.

O’Keefe was 24th at this year’s B.C. Amateur while Mossfeldt finished 32nd.

Golfers will tackle both the Royal Colwood and the Gorge Vale courses in Victoria for the first two rounds with the final two rounds played at the Royal Colwood.

The winner of the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship will earn exemptions into both the 2014 RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal Golf Club, as well as the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts from Aug. 12-18.