Cape Breton Celtic Classic Exemption Caps Off Atlantic Canada Season
Fredericton, NB (August 19, 2015) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association season has come to an end after an exciting finish at Oakfield Golf and Country Club for the Atlantic Junior Championship on August 17 and 18. The Atlantic Junior Championship is the final junior event of the season and the field included some of the best golfers from the Atlantic Region. In addition, the Atlantic Linkster Tour wrapped up with the CJGA Atlantic Junior Linkster at Oakfield.
Boys 14 & Under Division
In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Andrew Cash of Upper Tantallon, NS shot the best round at his home course Oakfield of 67 (-5). This low second round propelled Cash to take the Atlantic Championship with a two-day score of 143. “This was the lowest round I have ever shot at my home course. It feels great to win at home,” said Cash about winning the championship. Trailing behind Cash was Fall River, NS native Noah Pearson with a two-day score of 80-74-154.
Girls 14 & Under Division
Heather McLean of Port Williams, NS led her division through both days culminating in a first place finish. McLean posted two rounds in the 80’s to finish with a two-day total of 81-84-165. “I made some great putts out there both days. It really saved me on a few holes,” stated Williams about posting such great scores. Haley Baker of Halifax, NS captured second place with a two-day score of 91-85-176.
Girls 15 to 19 Division
The winner of the Girls 15 to 19 Division was decided in a two-hole playoff. Megan McLean of Port Williams, NS and Anna Foley of Toronto, ON both finished through two rounds with a score of 160. The two were tied through the first hole of the playoff and McLean made a great save on a downhill lie, which allowed her to capture the Atlantic Championship.
Boys 15 to 19 Division
Andrew Harding of Bedford, NS led from start to finish in the Boys 15 to 19 Division. After posting a first round 72, Harding followed it up with a 1-under 71 for a two-day total of 143. Finishing in second was Fall River, NS native Shaun Margeson after posting a two-day score of 76-75-151.
In addition to the Murray Purcell CJGA Atlantic Junior Championship trophy, an exemption was on the line for the Cape Breton Celtic Classic Presented by PC Financial. This event is a Mackenzie Tour Stop that takes place at the prestigious Lakes Golf Club in Sydney, NS. With such a great opportunity on the line, junior golfers in the Boys 15 to 19 Division have been battling all season to gain valuable Order of Merit (OOM) Points. The junior with the most OOM Points after AT1, AT2, and AT4 is crowned with the exemption into this professional tournament.
Heading into the Atlantic Junior Championship, there were a handful of players in a race to the exemption. Calvin Ross of Fredericton, NB secured the exemption with a fourth place finish at Oakfield. Ross, with 1,087.5 points edged out Fall River, NS native, Shaun Margeson, who ended with 975 points after a 2nd place finish.
CJGA Atlantic Junior Linkster at Oakfield
Boys 11 to 13 Division
The top three players in the Boys 11 to 13 Division were only separated by four strokes. Dimitri Mihelakos of Halifax, NS posted a score of 85, which was good enough to secure first place. Alex Ross also of Halifax, NS placed second, just two strokes behind the leader with a score of 87. In third place Matthew MacNeil of Halifax, NS shot the first eagle of his golf career, which propelled him to a score of 89.
Boys 9 to 10 Division
Simon Mullen of Truro, NS, playing in his first CJGA tournament of the year, was able to capture first place after shooting a one-day total of 87.
Girls 10 to 13 Division
Claire Sheppard of Dartmouth, NS also playing in her first CJGA tournament of her golf career was able to capture first place in the Girls 10 to 13 Division
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.
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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