Sainte-Sophie, Que. (October 5, 2016) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association held its final Quebec Fall Series event at Club de Golf Val des Lacs, this past weekend. Players braved the cold and wet conditions, but after two days of competition, six junior golfers were crowned with division titles.
Junior Boys Division (U19)
James Parsons, 17, from Almonte, Ont., was the winner of the Junior Boys division. With a total of six birdies after both days of competition, Parsons posted rounds of 77 (+6), 72 (+1), for a total of 149 (+7).
Taking second place was Jared Coyle, 17, from Manotick, Ont. Coyle posted rounds of 79 (+8), 81, for a two-day total of 160.
Junior Girls Division (U19)
Audrey Paradis, 17, from Blainville, Que., came out on top in the Junior Girls division. While Paradis felt she could have improved her short game, her second round included an eagle on hole 14. Paradis posted rounds of 81, 80, for a two-day total of 161.
“My game plan was just to play smart”, said Paradis. “Now that I’m back at school, I don’t get to practice as much as I did during the summer, so I wanted to make sure I played smart and avoid getting into trouble.” Paradis posted rounds of 81, 80, for a two-day total of 161 and her second CJGA win.
Marilou Bernier, 17, from Vaudreuil, Que., finished the competition in second place. Bernier posted rounds of 89, 90, for a two-day total of 179.
Juvenile Boys Division (U17)
Laurent Desmarchais, 15, from Longueuil, Que., won the Juvenile Boys division with a total of 9 birdies after both days of the competition. Desmarchais posted rounds of 74 (+3), 72 (+1), for a two-day total of 146 (+4).
In a two-way tie for second place were Remi Chartier, 15, from Beaconsfield, Que., and Jeffrey Lebeau, 16, from Sherbrooke, Que. Chartier posted rounds of 79 (+8), 72 (+1), while Lebeau posted rounds of 77 (+6), 74 (+3). Both boys finished the tournament with a two-day total of 151 (+9).
Juvenile Girls Division (U17)
The winner of the Juvenile Girls division was Emily Romancew. The 14 year old, from Pierrefonds, Que., improved by 7 shots on the second day of competition, despite tough and challenging course conditions.
“The competition was good, I felt some pressure, but the second day was really fun”, said Romancew. “I just wanted to have fun and not worry about the other players – just focus on you.” Romancew posted rounds of 80 (+7), 73 (E), for a two-day total of 153 (+7).
Dylann Armstrong, 15, from North Gower Ont., finished the competition in second place. Armstrong posted two low rounds of 83, 79 (+6), for a two-day total of 162.
Bantam Boys Division (U15)
Thomas Stafford, 14, from Beaconsfield, Que., earned first place in the Bantam Boys division. His rounds included 7 birdies and he came one under par after the second day of competition.
“I had a number in my head – 68. My goal was to hit my number and I was only 2 shots off, still one under par”, said Stafford. “I feel great about how I played today. Victor pressed on the front nine, but I was able to focus on my game and post a good number.” Stafford posted rounds of 79 (+8), 70 (-1), for a two-day total of 149 (+7). Stafford will also be competing at the CJGA World Junior Challenge this December, where he hopes to continue down this successful path.
Just four strokes behind the leader was Victor Rodrigue-Senecal. The 14 year old from Ste-Julie, Que., posted two low rounds of 75 (+4), 78 (+7), for a two-day total of 153.
Bantam Girls Division (U15)
After two consistently low rounds, Mathilde Denicourt won the Bantam Girls division. The 14 year old from St-Cesaire, Que., made a total of six birdies after both days of the competition, despite feeling like she could improve upon her putting.
“My iron play was really good this weekend”, said Denicourt. “I was able to give myself a lot of opportunities, we had a lot of fun out there and I got to play with nice girls. It’s my last event of the year and it’s nice to end it on a high note.” Denicourt posted rounds of 75 (+2), 76 (+3), for a two-day total of 151 (+5).
Yasmine Daoud, 13, from Pierrefonds, Que., took home second place. Daoud improved by 8 shots on the second day of competition and posted rounds of 86, 78 (+7), for a two-day total of 164.
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.
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