Saint-Sophie, QC (June 12, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association was thrilled to host a David Hearn Junior Series presented by Kia event this past weekend at Val-Des-Lacs golf course in Saint-Sophie, Quebec. There was a lot of elevation changes on the course, along with some soft spots which made the course play longer. This gave the juniors a challenge while playing under sunny skies and warm temperatures. Each division winner from this past weekend earn an automatic spot in the David Hearn Kia Championship which will be hosted at Rockway Vineyards in September.

Junior Boys U19

Romi Dilawri of Ottawa, ON was crowned champion in the Junior Boys division at Val-Des-Lacs. Dilawri posted good scores of 83-79-162 to comfortably win the division and earn a spot at the David Hearn Kia Championship. Romi’s final round 79 proved to be the best score in the field and the only player to break 80 at a challenging Val-Des-Lacs course.

Dilawri woke up Sunday morning with the lead and his mindset when arriving to the golf course was, “Not to be too aggressive and don’t short side myself but still have fun and shoot a good number”. His game plan paid off as he battled some wind gusts and elevation changes to clinch the victory.

Felix Gerin of Coaticook, QC finished in second place in the tournament. Gerin shot rounds of 95-82-177.

Junior Girls U19

Rose Morissette of Laval, QC posted rounds of 79-86-165 to win the Junior Girls division at Val-Des-Lacs. With her win, Rose will be traveling to St.Catherines in September to meet Hearn and compete in the David Hearn Kia Championship.

Morissette was able to manage the wind gusts on the golf course, which helped her win the tournament, “It was difficult to gage if you needed one more club or one less club, so it was difficult to gage the wind”.

Finishing in second place was Aryanne Belanger from Terrebonne, QC. Belanger had weekend rounds of 110-100-210.

Bantam Boys U15

Blainville, QC own Jordan Dumont hoisted the Bantam Boys division trophy on Sunday afternoon after posting rounds of 78-81-159. With the win, Dumont will automatically earn a spot in the David Hearn Kia Championship at the beginning of September at Rockway Vineyards.

Bantam Girls U15

Laurence Lamer from Blainville, ON was crowned Bantam Girls division champion at Val-Des-Lacs. Lamer had scores of 92-93-185 to earn herself a spot at the David Hearn Kia Championship.

When asked about the best part of her golf game over the weekend, Lamer replied saying “My driving was really good but my chipping is something that I would like to practice on”. Lamer found it difficult to determine which club to hit because of changing wind gusts, but she was able to game plan to still win the division.

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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. Currently in its 25th year, 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

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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Trevor Vander Glas
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