Saskatoon, SK (May 29, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association hosted a DeLaet Cup Team West Qualifier this past weekend at Moon Lake Golf and Country Club in Saskatoon. The tournament involved junior boys from across Saskatchewan competing for a chance to earn a spot on Team West for the DeLaet Cup. The field faced very tough wind conditions as monitors had wind gusts up to 75mph.
Junior Boys U19
Andrew Campbell of Saskatoon, SK was able to clinch victory by a narrow margin on Sunday afternoon at Moon Lake. Campbell posted scores of 78-81-159 to win by one stroke. Campbell entered the final round one shot behind the first round leaderboard but was able to obtain the lead by clubbing up or down according to the wind conditions.
“It was pretty crazy out here, some holes you would have a 4-iron from 150 yards into the wind and then some holes you would have gap wedge from the same distance, so it was pretty tough out here”, said Campbell when asked how the wind effected his play over the weekend. Campbell’s putter was his best club during the tournament as he made quite a few putts to keep him in it.
Finishing in second place was Josh Nagy from Saskatoon, SK. Nagy had weekend scores of 77-83-160. Nagy’s first round 77 was the low round of the tournament.
About the DeLaet Cup
Formally known as the Junior Canada Cup, the DeLaet Cup is the only national junior Ryder Cup style event in Canada. A one-of-a-kind experience for the next generation of Canadian golfers, the Delate Cup will feature a 12-person team in a East vs West showdown. The event was developed to stretch beyond the typical stroke play format in order to provide juniors with the opportunity to test their skills in other formats, such as fourball matches, foursome matches and singles matches. Experience in these different formats serve as an excellent preparation tool for juniors, as it helps them gain exposure to different types of play and develop mental toughness.
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 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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Trevor Vander Glas
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