St. Catharines, Ont. (August 31, 2016) – Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) juniors were met with wet and windy conditions for the third round of the CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship. Despite what is at stake, unfavorable conditions brought in scores higher than we’ve seen over the past two days. Today’s positions will help to forecast how the fourth and final round of the tournament will play out.

Junior Boys Division (U19)

Robbie Latter, 15, from Mississauga, Ont., didn’t go as low as he planned in his third round, but still managed to steal back his lead. Pushed by Johnny Travale, yesterday’s leader, down a spot after making some crucial putts. Latter managed to finish today with a round total of 70 (E), for a three-round total of 207.

Johnny Travale, 15, from Stoney Creek, Ont., ran into a bit of trouble on the course today. Travale battled on the course today but fell short, dropping him down one spot to second.  Finishing with a round total of 74 (+3), he will sit with a three-round total of 210.

Click here to watch our interview with Robbie Latter.

Junior Girls Division (U19)

Emily Ward, 16, from Niagara Falls, Ont., has reclaimed the lead in the Junior Girls division with four birdies to end with a round total of 74 (+3). Ward now sits with a three-round total of 217 and eager to keep the lead in the final round.

Ellice Hong, 17, from Thornhill, Ont., has moved up the leaderboard into the second place position today with a round total of 72 (+1). Hong played a relatively smooth round, sinking four birdies and going even on more than half of the course.  With a round total of 219, we will see where Hong will place tomorrow.

Juvenile Boys Division (U17)

Starting his day with a bogey did not faze Trstenjak for the remainder of his round. With confident putting, Marco Trstenjak, 16, from Winnipeg, MB., ended today with a 68 (-3), his lowest score thus far. Sitting with three-round total of 214, Trstenjak understands that a strong mindset will take him the furthest in his final round.

Sitting three strokes behind are Freddy D’Angelo, 16, from Fonthill, Ont., and Brendan Dunphy, 15, of Whitby, Ont. Both boys played steady rounds, sharing a total of 217 over three rounds. The two will need to step up their game tomorrow for a chance to take over the winning position.

Click here to watch our interview with Marco Trstenjak.

Bantam Boys Division (U15)

Bavake Sihota, 14, from Caledon, Ont., started strong making par on the first seven holes and birdies on the last three. Sihota found the greens to be more receptive after the rain, allowing for a better attack on the pin. Sihota finished today with a round total of 72 (+1) and a three-round total of 216. Sihota currently sits in the top position for the Bantam Boys division. Moving into tomorrow, Sihota will ensure a clear mind to achieve a great score.

In hot pursuit of Sihota are Nicholas Adair, 14, from Kingston, Ont., Kavith Ranchagoda, 14, of Richmond Hill, Ont., Connor Danis, 15, from Iroquois Falls, Ont., and Thomas Latter, 12, of Mississauga, Ont. The group shares a three-round total of 222, which will create an interesting dynamic in their final round.

Click here to watch our interview with Bavake Sihota.

Bantam Girls Division (U15)

Keeping her lead for the Bantam Girls was Victoria Liu, 13, of Victoria, B.C. Liu stumbled on the front but found her way on the back, making a couple long putts to keep it low. Unbothered by the wet conditions, Liu finished her round with a total of 71 (E), she now sits at a three-round total of 222.

Jue Wen, 14, from North York, Ont., continues to trail behind Liu. Wen, with a round total 75 (+4) and a three-day total of 228, will resume the chase tomorrow morning and attempt to move into the lead position.

Click here to watch our interview with Victoria Liu.


About the CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship

Mizuno Canada Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno Canada Ltd. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, rugby and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for Canada. Mizuno Canada Ltd. is based in Mississauga, Ontario. For more information please visit www.mizuno.com or visit us on Facebook at Mizuno Golf North America and on Twitter @Golf_Mizuno

About the 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

The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.

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Jordyn Battista
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