~Quanson Goes Wire to Wire to Win Bantam Boys & Pei Takes Bantam Girls in Playoff~
Surrey, B.C. (Friday March 23, 2018) – Andy Kim of Langley, British Columbia took the crown in the Junior Boys Division at the 2018 Humber College PGM Championship presented by Taylormade & Tour Performance Lab in what amounted to a marathon day of golf on Friday. After play was suspended mid day on Thursday for round two, due to wet and unplayable conditions, competitors took to the course on Friday morning to complete to resume with the hopes of completing the remaining 27 holes of competition.
Kim who shot 73 in the opening round, fired a 72 in round two and sat in solo third as he took to the course for the final round. Conditions on Friday were cool but relatively dry compared to those faced on Thursday and Kim took advantage. Making the turn at two-under-par on his round he finished strong on the back nine to close with a round of three-under-par 69 and a three day total of 214 (-2).
Kim’s total put him two shots ahead of Cole Wilson of Kelowna, British Columbia who started round three with the lead (216) and a five shot lead over Delta, British Columbia’s John Morrow and Sylvan Lake, Alberta’s Carter Graff who had held the lead after a 66 on opening day. Kim’s win this week earns him a spot in the 2018 BC Junior Championship.
The Junior Girl’s division turned into a battle between members of Golf Canada’s development squad as Monet Chun of Richmond Hill, Ontario closed round three with a one-over-par 73 which put her at two-under-par (214) after three rounds. The three-day total proved to be enough to squeak out a one-hot margin over fellow teammate Celeste Dao of Notre-Dame Ile Perrot, Quebec who started round three in the lead and eventually finished one shot back at one-under-par (215) for the competition. Euna Han who shot 66 in round one and started the second round with a one-shot lead over Chun, fired two consecutive rounds of 76 to finish in solo third at two-over-par (218) for the tournament.
Over in the Bantam Boy’s Division, Coquitlam, British Columbia’s Luke Quanson went wire to wire with rounds of 68-72-79 for a three day total of three-over-par (219) which put him one stroke ahead of fellow Coquitlam resident Billy Zhang who finished one shot back at four-over-par (220).
Coco Pei of Surrey, British Columbia took the Bantam Girl’s title in a play-off over Angela Arora who also hails from Surrey. Both girls finished round three in a tie at five-over-par (221), before Pei eventually won on the first play-off whole with a par.
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The Tour Performance LAB is a program based out of the Northview Golf Academy in Surrey B.C. and is Canada’s most complete Junior Development Program. Our mission is to provide world class instruction, coaching and training to our students. Instill strong work ethic, honesty, good sportsmanship, improved self-esteem, golf skill and physical fitness to our valued students.
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The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) non-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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