Tai & Fuchs Claim Individual Titles at Humber College PGM Invitational
Aurora, ON (May 18, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association hosted the Humber College PGM Invitational earlier this week at The Club at Bond Head in Aurora, ON. The tournament consisted of an individual champion along with a team champion. Teams from University of Toronto, Humber College, CJGA, Glen Abbey Academy and University of Waterloo competed in the team event. With the elevation changes at Bond Head players faced tough windy conditions during the first round. The temperature was cold on both days with the wind easing up during the final round.
Truman Tai of Markham, ON and member of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues was able to win the individual men’s title at Bond Head. Tai had amazing rounds of 72-73-145 in cold and windy conditions to clinch the win by two shots. Tai came into the final round with a one shot lead and was able to hold off a tight leaderboard.
“I played in CJGA events growing up, starting from my linkster days. I did win a couple times on the CJGA which helped me in tournaments like today where coming down the stretch trying to close out a tournament, it gave me that experience that I needed today” said Tai on his early golf career and connection with the CJGA, “I think that CJGA and Humber College put on a great tournament and it was a fun battle coming down the stretch”.
Finishing only two strokes back of Tai’s pace was Marcus Rodrigues of Burlington, ON who had rounds of 75-72-147.
Kelsey Fuchs from Uxbridge, ON and member of the University of Toronto Women’s Golf Team was able to capture the individual women trophy at the Humber College PGM Invitational. Fuchs had rounds of 84-77-161 which put her on top of the leaderboard by four shots after entering the final round three behind.
“I feel pretty good about my win, I was coming in today three shots behind and I played well and came out with the win”, said Fuchs in the clubhouse post round. Fuchs also commented on how the CJGA has helped her golf development, “I played a lot of CJGA events when I was a junior, and it helped me become more comfortable with tournament golf”.
Finishing in solo second place was Fuchs teammate, Sarah Kim of Toronto, ON who is also a member of the University of Toronto Women’s team. Kim had rounds of 81-84-165.
The Humber College Men and Women teams were both victorious on Tuesday afternoon hoisting the team trophies. The Men comfortably won the division with totals of 225-231-456. The Women’s team posted scores of 275-273-548 which was good enough for a five shot victory over the University of Waterloo.
About Humber College
Humber’s Business Administration – Professional Golf Management program is recognized asCanada’s premiere golf business program. We provide you with the business knowledge and skills you need to start a career in many areas of business and the specialized expertise required of a PGA of Canada Golf Professional. Our 3-year business diploma runs annually on a 6-month in-class/6-month paid work placement basis. Our on-campus Golf Lab is an industry leading golf performance training facility run by PGA Professionals. Our students have the opportunity to play on the Humber Hawks varsity golf team, the most decorated golf team in Canada. Pathways to Humber’sBachelor of Commerce Degrees and other degree programs are also available. For more information please visit our website at business.humber.ca/golf.
About Canadian Junior Golf Association
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.
Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf.
For more information, please visit www.cjga.com
Its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians, generously supports the Canadian Junior Golf Association.
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Trevor Vander Glas
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