Brooke Rivers Has Incredible World Championship
“World Championships” are an honour to play in and that privilege belongs to a rare group whose entrance can only be earned. Perhaps we should ask Brooke Rivers who just finished 2nd (by only one shot) at the USKIDS Junior Golf World Championship in the 12 year old girls division held on the fabled Pinehurst No. 5 layout Saturday, August 5th. Brooke and her United States rival Cindy Song from North Carolina dominated the international field of 114 junior phenomes in their age group by separating from the highly talented field. Brooke had an amazing tournament with rounds of 69, 72, and a final day 69 for a 6 under tournament total in the 54-hole championship all the while flying under the flag of Canada. Oh Canada! Oh Brooke!!
Each year since 2005, Pinehurst and the surrounding community have played host to hundreds of junior golfers from across the globe. The weeklong experience includes a Parent/Child Tournament, Team Challenge, Parade of Nations, Honda Skills Challenge, three rounds of championship play and the Closing Ceremony. This year over 1500 junior golfers participated. Following the three-day championship (August 3rd thru the 5th) The World Van Horn Cup – a one-day best ball tournament featuring the top twelve-year-olds from the United States squaring off against the best twelve-year-olds of the rest of the world – is contested on the famous Pinehurst No. 2 course. Brooke will lead her team when teeing it up Sunday, August 6th as the top six United States girls compete against the top six from the rest of the world! International Captain Rivers has a nice ring to it. The Turks and Caicos Islands, TCIGA, and Provo Golf Club are very proud of Brooke’s accomplishments as well her brother Kurt with his results listed below.
Interesting to note (one might even argue) that Brooke could also fly under the Turks & Caicos flag as she is a naturalized citizen of the “Beautiful by Nature” Nation. “Eh” vs TCI, “Eh” vs TCI, “Canada-Eh” vs TCI, which flag will she wave in the future? Her father (part-time caddy and her full time UBER driver) Gregg has the answer; New Zealand, yes perhaps the KIWI flag. Gregg and Tammy (Brooke’s Mom with the great golf game), will no doubt debate the “flag future” topic soon. Stay tuned to find out as I think Brooke’s next championship is on Mars, apparently the ball carries well there and the chosen flag will continuously flutter in its atmosphere!
Kurt Rivers Amazes at the USKIDS World Championship
Kurt Rivers competed against a field of 173 ten year old junior boys in the 2017 World Championships held at Pinehurst, North Carolina. Kurt’s division played the Legacy Golf Links located just minutes outside the Village of Pinehurst. With rounds of 70, 73, & 76 Kurt finished 3 over par over for the 54-hole competition for a solid 31st place finish. Congratulations Kurt, well done!