Toronto, ON (August 30th, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association was honoured to host the first ever Larry Ungerman Cup – Nike Golf Junior Series Championship earlier this week at the beautiful Royal Woodbine Golf Club in Toronto, ON. This inaugural event was to honour the late Larry Ungerman, who was a co-founder of the Canadian Junior Golf Association who passed away earlier this year. The Larry Ungerman Cup will continue to grow and become a prestigious event on the CJGA National Schedule. The tournament was highlighted by two hole-in-ones. Tiana Cruz in the Junior Girls division was able to start her round t off with an ace on the tenth hole in her second round. While during the final round Dayton Price in the Bantam Boys division was able to get his ace on the par three, thirteenth hole.
Junior Boys U19
Adam Casar of Etobicoke, ON was victorious in the Junior Boys division on Wednesday afternoon by five shots over the field. Casar had tournament rounds of 76-72-75-223 to give him the win. Adam was able to bounce back from a quad bogey on the fourteenth hole during the final round by birding the sixteenth. His game plan entering the third round was to hit fairways and greens because he knew he could rely on the strength of his short game.
“Im honoured, it feels great and its honestly pretty cool,” commented Casar on being the first winner of this event “To be the first winner of an event is pretty special especially since the tournament is named after Larry Ungerman.”
Finishing in second place was Vick Gu of Markham, ON. Gu had rounds of 78-71-79-228 to finish five shots off of Casar’s pace. Vick’s second round 71 was the low round of the tournament within the division.
Junior Girls U19
Tiana Cruz of Richmond Hill, ON was able to continue her great form of play by capturing her third CJGA title of the season on Wednesday. Fresh off her victory at the Mizuno National Championship, Cruz picked up where she left off by getting a hole-in-one on her first hole of the day during the second round. Tiana comfortably won the division by posting scores of 70-78-78-226, in which her opening round 70 was the low round of the tournament.
“I started off the round with a double and triple which was not good, but then I was able to make a birdie which settled me down for the rest of the round.” said Cruz in a post tournament interview. Cruz was able to calm down after the shaky start to post the low round of the final day to secure her another victory on the CJGA national schedule.
Ashley Chow of North York, ON was able to finish in second place at Royal Woodbine after posting rounds of 84-85-99-268.
Bantam Boys U15
Burlington, ON own Peter Blazevic was able to add another trophy to his wall on Wednesday after he was able to hoist the Bantam Boys title at Royal Woodbine. Tournament scores of 75-70-76-221 was able to give Peter a four shot victory margin over second place. Blazevic’s second round 70 was the low round of the tournament in the division.
“I know that this tournament is very special, especially for the CJGA and it was a big tournament and really special to win it.” explained Blazevic on the significance of the Larry Ungerman Cup.
Runner-up this week was Andrew Gwilliams from Bradford, ON. Gwilliams had tournament rounds of 76-76-73-225 to finish four shot off of Blazevic’s lead.
Bantam Girls U15
Sarah Gallagher of Burlington, ON was able to clinch back to back victories this week after winning the Mizuno National Championship last week and the Larry Ungerman Cup – Nike Golf Junior Series Championship earlier this week. Gallagher had tournament rounds of 82-78-77-237 to comfortably win the division title.
“It feels great, its cool to be the first Bantam Girls winner and my name to be on the trophy first.” explained Gallagher on her thoughts of being the first winner of the Larry Ungerman Cup.
Rozlyn Rooke from Milton, ON finished in second place in the Bantam Girls division after posting scores of 88-84-81-253.
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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