CJGA Atlantic Canada Junior Championship Highlighted by Hole in One 

– Ewan Kelly Jr. Sinks First Hole-in-one –

Halifax, N.S. (August 17, 2016) – This week saw the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) Atlantic Junior Tour golfers compete against each other at one CJGA Atlantic Canada Junior Championship at Oakfield Golf and Country Club, one of Atlantic Canada’s premier golf facilities. Ewan Kelly Jr. managed his first hole-in-one in the first round of the event, setting the pace for his second round and ultimately allowing him to finish the top of his division.

Juvenile Boys Division (U17)

Ewan Kelly Jr., 15, of Beaver Bank, N.S., made a quick move up the ranks after acing the 13th hole in the first round, alongside three birdies. Kelly fired rounds of 69 (-3), 79 (+7), for a tournament total of 148 and the first place position for the Juvenile Boys division.

Zachary Forsythe, 16, from Coldbrook, N.S., managed three birdies in the first round, another in the second and pared the rest of the course to secure rounds of 75 (+3), 78 (+6), giving him a two-round total of 153.

Juvenile Girls Division (U17)

Heather McLean, 15, from Port Williams, N.S., kept it low in her second round, sinking two birdies and paring majority of the front nine, giving her rounds of 85, 76 for a tournament total of 161 and an eight stroke lead over second place.

Moving into the runner-up position was Kiley MacDonald, 16, of Bedford, N.S. MacDonald posted rounds of 83, 86, for a two-day total of 169.

Junior Boys Division (U19)

Fall River, N.S., native Shaun Margeson won the Junior Boys division, one stroke for the tournament. The 16 year old managed four birdies in the first round, placing him in a good position for round two. There, he managed one more birdie, paring the rest aside from a single double bogey on the seventh hole. Margeson fired rounds of 72 (E), 73 (+1), leaving him with a tournament total of 145.

Andrew Harding, 19, from Bedford, N.S., finished a stroke behind Margeseon. Harding proved he was worthy competition with 6 birdies in two rounds. Harding came up short with rounds of 77 (+5), 69 (-3), for a two-round total of 146.

Junior Girls Division (U19)

Meghan McLean, 17, from Port Williams, N.S., and sister to Heather who won the Juvenile Girls division. McLean made 6 birdies in two days helping to keep her scores low. McLean posted rounds of 75 (+3), 71 (-1), for a tournament total of 146 and the Junior Girls division win.

Emily Connors, 17, from Lakeview, N.S., and Emily Frail, 17, from Bedford, N.S., shared more than just a name. The two girls ended the tournament with matching totals of 186, to share the second place position for the Junior Girls division. 

Bantam Boys Division (U15)

Owen Mullen, 13, from Truro, N.S., finished first in the Bantam Boys division. In the first round, Mullen sunk three birdies and another four in the second. Mullen carded rounds of 71 (-1), 75 (+3), giving him a two-round total of 146 and a seven stroke lead over second place.

Mark Chandler, 14, of Chester, N.S., fell into second place with rounds of 82, 71, for a tournament total of 153.

Bantam Girls Division (U15)

Haley Baker, 14, of Halifax, N.S., won the Bantam Girls division after posting rounds 86, 83, for a two-round total of 169.

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Atom Boys Division (U11)

Max Baldwin, 10, of Hammonds Plains, N.S., sunk four birdies, finishing his round with an impressive total of 74 (+2) and the winning position for Atom Boys division.

Simon Mullen, 10, of Truro, N.S., sunk three birdies of his own but came up short with a round total of 83, placing him in the second place spot.

Atom Girls Division (U11)

Annika Parkash was able to finish her round with minimal pressure. The nine year old from Halifax, N.S., completed the tournament with a total of 142 and first place in the Atom Girls division.

Bantam Boys Division (U15)

Davis Embleton, 14, from New Maryland, N.B., posted a round total of 88, making him the leader for the Bantam Boys division.

Bantam Girls Division (U15)

Kelsey Embleton, 14, of New Maryland, N.B., finished first in her division with one birdie and a tournament total of 89.

Claire Tramble, 13, from Bedford, N.S., followed behind Embleton, taking second place with a tournament total of 110.

Peewee Boys Division (U13)

Racking up three birdies to take the lead, Jordie Cooper, 13, from Fall River, N.S., ended the day with a tournament total of 77 for the Peewee Boys division win.

Owen Canavan, 12, of Hammonds Plains, N.S., felt the pressure during his round but still managed two birdies. Canavan come out with a tournament total of 82 to finish in second place.

Peewee Girls Division (U13)

Danielle Cumby, 12, of Canaan, N.S., managed two birdies, helping her to post a round total of 97 for the Peewee Girls division winning spot.

Taylor Long, 12, from New Glasgow, N.S., had two birdies of her own, but it wasn’t enough to catch up to Cumby. Long finished the tournament with a round total of 99 to finished second in her division.

Novice Boys Division (U9)

Elliott Mullen, 8, from Truro, N.S., finished first in the Novice Boys division with a tournament total of 38, two strokes over par.

Nash Atwood, 5, from Smithsville, N.S., followed behind Mullen, but came up short after posting a round total of 42 placing him in the runner-up position.

Novice Girls Division (U9)

Avery Cohen, 8, of New Glasgow, N.S., secured her win for the Novice Girls division after posting a tournament total of 49.

Ella Affleck, 6, also from New Glasgow, N.S., carded a round total of 55 putting her in second place for her division.

 About Canadian Junior Golf Association

CJGA-logo-Transparent-with-white-player-2aThe 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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Jordyn Battista
CJGA Communications Assistant
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