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Halifax, N.S (June 27, 2016) – Canadian Junior Golf Association Linkster Tour golfers travelled from all over to compete at Ashburn Golf Club in Halifax, N.S., this weekend. The field of golfers kept in close competition within their divisions.

Novice Boys Division (U9)

Kooper MacKay, 7, of Wolfville, N.S., was awarded the first place position with a round total of 45 (+9).

Carter Lavigne, 6, from Moncton, N.B., followed MacKay, taking home second place after posting a round total of 53

Novice Girls Division (U9)

Avery Cohen, 8, of New Glasgow, N.S., was the Novice Girls division winner after posting a round total of 62.

Shelby Bent, 7, from Westville, N.S., came in second place with a round total of 65.

Atom Boys Division (U11)

Max Baldwin, 10, from Hammonds Plains, N.S., was the first place winner of the Atom Boys division. Baldwin carded a round total of 91.

Colby Bent, 9, from Westville N.S., took home second with a round total of 109.

Peewee Boys Division (U13)

Jordie Cooper, 12, from Fall River, N.S., was awarded the first place position for the Peewee Boys division. Cooper earned the title after completing the round with a total of 89.

Owen Canavan, 12, from Hammonds Plains, N.S., followed for second place with a round total of 93.

Peewee Girls Division (U13)

Abbey Baker, 11, of Halifax, N.S., earned first place for the Peewee girls division after finishing her round with a total of 91.

Keighan Decoff, 12, from New Glasgow, N.S., posted a round total of 105 for the second place position.

Bantam Boys Division (U15)

A round total of 86 was enough for Jake Smith, 13, of Dartmouth, N.S., to win the Bantam Boys division title.

Matthew MacNeil, 13, from Halifax, N.S., was awarded second place after finishing the day with a round total of 93.

Bantam Girls Division (U15)

Kelsey Embleton, 14, of New Maryland, N.B., fired a round total of 106, giving her first place for the Bantam Girls Division.

Lily Reid, 13, from Halifax, N.S., shadowed Embleton but came up short. Reid finished in second place with a round total of 110.


About Canadian Junior Golf Association

CJGA-logo-Transparent-with-white-player-2aThe 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.

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For Additional Information:
Jordyn Battista
CJGA Communications Assistant