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Corner Brook's Daniel Bruce hoping to join his twin brother on national golf stage

Corner Brook native Daniel Bruce gets ready for a round of golf at Humber Valley Resort earlier this week.
Corner Brook native Daniel Bruce gets ready for a round of golf at Humber Valley Resort earlier this week.

Daniel Bruce knows there’s a lot riding on three rounds of golf as he pursues two lofty goals. So he’s hoping he can be at the top of his game when he competes against the best in Atlantic Canada.

Bruce, an 18-year-old member of Humber Valley Resort, is among the budding junior golfers in this province who will be competing at the 2017 Future Links Atlantic Golf Championship July 18-20 at the Clare Golf and Country Club in Church Point, N.S.

Bruce is among a handful of guys in the hunt for a spot on the province’s three-member 2017 Canada Games male golf team that will travel to Winnipeg in August. His twin brother, Andrew, has already secured a spot on the team based on the Canada Games Order of Merit standings where he was leading the charge, but the other two spots are up for grabs with a handful of guys, both from the east and west, expected to challenge for the right to compete at the 2017 Games.

Also at stake for Bruce is a berth in the 2017 national junior men’s golf championship, which can only happen if he manages to crack the top-six at Clare next week.

Bruce figures, based on his points in the Order of Merit Standings, that a top-10 finish at the Atlantic tournament could give him a spot on the Games team and he thinks he can make it happen.

“It’s a big challenge, but it’s definitely possible,” Daniel said earlier this week before a round of golf at Humber Valley Resort to keep his game sharp. “I mean last year I finished 25th and I didn’t play my best so the chance is definitely there.”

He knows he can’t afford to have a bad round so he figures the key to staying in the hunt is being consistent with his iron play because that’s usually where he runs into trouble when things aren’t going his way.

He’s been in situations before where he had to make a key shot to achieve success. It won’t be any different this time around so he’s just going to keep his head in the game and have fun with hopes of things falling into place for him.

His brother Andrew is going to the Games and has also secured his spot in the nationals by winning his first provincial junior men’s golf crown earlier this month.

Daniel, like so many times throughout their golf development, would be very happy to join his brother on the journey.

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