Kanata, Ont. (June 7, 2016) – It was an eventful weekend at the Kanata Golf and Country Club as the field of golfers battled through the wind and rain for division titles in the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Junior Series. We saw an impressive showing from Nicholas Brisebois as he finished the weekend with an overall score of 3 over par. Players competed in their respective divisions for the opportunity to represent CJGA Team Canada in the Euro Junior Golf Cup.
Junior Boys Division (U19)
Kanata, Ont., native Nicholas Brisebois, 18, has been a proud CJGA member for almost a decade, and still reminisces on his first Linkster tournament. He has come a long way since then, adding many wins along the way. This weekend was no different as Brisebois took home the Junior Boys division title after firing rounds of 71 (+1), 72 (+2) for a tournament total of 143. Brisebois had home field advantage to overcome the tricky shots, even through the rain. He shed some light on how to overcome bad weather, “It’s never fun to have a rain delay, but the key is to stay focused,” commented Brisebois. “Don’t loose your rhythm and put extra thought into each shot.”
Shadowing Brisebois was Nicholas Workun, 17, from Ottawa, Ont. Workun managed three birdies over the weekend and carded rounds of 79 (+9), 73 (+3) for a weekend total of 152.
Juvenile Boys Division (U17)
Max Dragon, 15, from Ottawa, Ont., had a good iron striking this weekend helping to make a string of three birdies in his second round. Dragon pocketed his first CJGA career win posting matching rounds of 77 (+7) for a weekend total of 154. Dragon won the Juvenile Boys division title after a playoff round with Carter Snowden.
“I was a little nervous in the playoff but stuck it tight on the first hole,” explains Dragon. “But I am proud of my first win and am looking forward to the next tournament.”
Carter Snowden, 16, from Kitchener, Ont., proved to be a tough competitor, making two birdies of his own. Snowden carded rounds of 76 (+6), 78 (+8) giving him a tournament total of 154.
Juvenile Girls Division (U17)
A CJGA member of four years, Dylann Armstrong, 15, from North Gower, Ont., proudly took home the Juvenile Girls division title. Armstrong found it difficult to work around the rain, but would not have changed her game. Armstrong fired rounds of 81, 78 for a two-day total of 159.
“It’s not my first CJGA win but I am just as proud to be awarded first place,” said Armstrong. “The course was in great shape and I had the pleasure of playing on phenomenal greens.”
Hayley Yerxa, 16, from Ottawa, Ont., was awarded the second place position after posting rounds of 90, 83 for a weekend total of 173.
Bantam Boys Division (U14)
Romi Dilawri, 14, from Ottawa, Ont., played his first CJGA event this weekend, also claiming his first CJGA career win. Dilawri posted rounds of 80, 79, for a tournament total of 159. He won the first place position on the second hole of the playoff round.
“Alexander Brisebois was a good match for me,” explained Dilawri. “I was confident in the playoff but it was hard making the 8ft putts.”
Brother to Nicholas, the Junior Boys division winner, Alexander Brisebois, 15, from Kanata Ont., made three birdies during the weekend and carded rounds of 78, 81 giving him a two-day total of 159.
Bantam Girls Division (U14)
Chelsea Fracke, 14, from Kanata, Ont., ended the weekend as the Bantam Girls division winner after posting rounds of 92, 96 for a tournament total of 188.
Isabella Landry, 12, from Manotick, Ont., followed two strokes behind Fracke. Landry carded rounds of 105, 85 for a two-day total of 190.
The CJGA will host their next Junior Tour event at Islesmere from June 11 – 12.
Bantam Boys Division (U13)
Will Bellamy, 13, from Perth, Ont., finished the weekend with the overall lowest score and the Bantam Boys division winner. Bellamy finished with a round total of 71, one stroke over par.
Following behind was William Nazarian, 13, from Montreal, Que. Nazarian posted a round total of 84 to take the second place position.
Novice Boys Division (U9)
Landon Van Loon, 7, from Ingleside, Ont., carded a round total of 45, giving him the Novice Boys division winning title.
Leo Christou, 6, from Montral, Que., shadowed Van Loon, posting a round total of 47.
Novice Girls Division (U9)
Carlee Meilleur, 7, from Lansdowne, Ont., was the winner of the Novice girls division. Meilleur finished the tournament with a total score of 38, two strokes over par.
Peewee Boys Division (U13)
Vasily Konachenkov, 12, from Montreal, Que., was the Peewee Boys division winner with a round total of 72.
Caden Holmes, 12, from Napanee, Ont., followed behind to take the second place position and a round total of 84.
Peewee Girls Division (U13)
Lauren Gervais, 12, from Nepean, Ont., won the Peewee Girls division with a round total of 102.
Ashley Lafontaine, 12, from Ottawa, Ont., took the second place position with a total score of 104.
Atom Boys Division (U11)
Ashton Proulx, 9, from Ottawa, Ont., was the Atom Boys division winner after posting a round total of 81.
Taking the runner-up position was Estraid Poudy, 9, from Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que. Poudy finished with a round total of 89.
About the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy
Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy was created to meet the needs of top golfers at every stage of their amateur and professional development.
The GNCGA is built on the professional playing career and instructional know-how of Greg Norman to provide a comprehensive development platform for golfers seeking to dramatically improve their ability to compete effectively and win.
GNCGA provides expert coaching and instruction based on a proprietary teaching methodology that effectively develops and reinforces proper fundamentals while integrating the individuality of each player’s body and swing, with the state-of-the-art equipment.
Our aim is to provide golfers in the U.S. and abroad with an instructional program and training environment in which the ability to play collegiate and professional golf can be fully developed. By opening our doors to these young players, we can provide them with consistent, effective training based on direct experience of what it takes to compete and win at every level of the game.
About 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
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