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CJGA TaylorMade Canadian Invitational Recap.

Port Elgin, ON (June 8th, 2023) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) travelled to the beaches of Lake Huron, Ontario to kick off the second annual CJGA TaylorMade Canadian Invitational, the first of four Tier-1 Major Championships that the CJGA holds this season in the province of Ontario.

CJGA players, parents, and staff spent the weekend at beautiful Saugeen Golf Club. The course was in pristine condition and the weather was excellent which allowed for some exceptional golf and fierce competition.

Divisional Winners

Junior Boys Division (U19)

A strong performance from Dougie Basadur leads him to the win at Saugeen Golf Club. Heading into the second round three shots back of the lead, Basadur went five-under throughout Rounds 2 and 3 to win the Junior Boys Division at the TaylorMade Canadian Invitational.

Scores:

  • R1: 75
  • R2: 69
  • R3: 70
  • TOT: 214 (-2)

Junior Girls Division (U19)

A strong wire-to-wire win for Bridget Yu. With two career CJGA Junior Tour wins, including one two weeks ago at Royal Niagara, Yu captures her first-ever CJGA Major Championship with a Junior Girls Division win this week.

Scores

  • R1: 76
  • R2: 79
  • R3: 75
  • TOT: 230 (+14)

Bantam Boys Division (U15)

Haden Wang battles it out until the very end and wins. Entering the final round as a co-leader, Wang shot a final round 74 (+2) to win the Bantam Boys Division by one stroke.

Scores:

  • R1: 78
  • R2: 75
  • R3: 74
  • TOT: 227 (+11)

Bantam Girls Division (U15)

Another great major result from Ellen Wang. With a solo third-place finish at last year’s CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship, Wang wins the Bantam Girls Division with a solid final round score of 73 (+1).

Scores:

  • R1: 74
  • R2: 77
  • R3: 73
  • TOT: 224 (+8)

For complete tournament leaderboards, visit the official CJGA tournament Page at

https://cjga.onpar.golf/tournament_overview.php?tournament_id=2419

Top Stories

With three days of fierce competition, plenty of stories were made, from long putts to chips-ins, half the field deserves to be talked about. Except two stories stood out the most, the first being Junior Boy Matthew Simpson who became the newest member of the CJGA Hometurf Hole-In-One Club. Simpson scored an ace on the Par 3, 7th hole at Saugeen Golf Club Sunrise Course during the final round of play at the CJGA TaylorMade Canadian Invitational. This is now the second year an ace has been scored at the TaylorMade Canadian Invitational, with Neil Hanlon carding one during last year’s inaugural tournament. Congratulations to Simpson as he joins the Hometurf Hole-In-One Club as the seventh junior to score an ace thus far in 2023.

A hole-in-one is something that most golfers will never achieve, but Lundon Hadley did the unthinkable by getting an albatross during the second round of the TaylorMade Canadian Invitational.

On his 11th hole of the day, Hadley pulls up to the Par 5 second hole on the Sunrise Course at Saugeen Golf Club and drains his second shot from 240 yards out. Only 18 PGA golfers have achieved an albatross and is debated as a one in six million chance of achieving one. Congratulations to Lundon Hadley on his albatross as it’s a golf moment one will never forget.

Wrap-Up

Thank you to all players, parents, and spectators who attended the CJGA TaylorMade Canadian Invitational. A tremendous amount of appreciation and gratitude goes out to Saugeen Golf Club, as they did a wonderful job hosting and accommodating the event. Lastly, thank you to TaylorMade for their endless support throughout the years and for putting so many of their resources into the event.

For video and pictorial highlights from the CJGA TaylorMade Canadian Invitational, visit our social media pages @CJGAgolf, or view the official tournament photo gallery here: https://cjga.smugmug.com/2023-CJGA-Season/CJGA-Majors/CJGA-TaylorMade-Canadian-Invitational

Upcoming CJGA Tier-1 Major Championships

CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship Presented by Tourism Hamilton

  • July 17th – 20th

CJGA Polair Golf Canadian Championship Presented by PXG & CEP Mindset

  • August 7th – 10th

CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship

  • August 22nd – 25th

About the Canadian Junior Golf Association

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, international competitions, and mentoring programs, 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.