Cuvelier, Mullen & Baker Sisters Dominate at Oakfield
Oakfield, NS (August 16th, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association wrapped up the Atlantic Canada summer swing this past week at the beautiful Oakfield Golf and Country Club in Oakfield, just outside of Halifax, NS. The Atlantic Junior Championship concluded another great year of competition in the maritimes. Juniors had beautiful weather during both days of the tournament. While the mornings were calm, during the afternoons players had to adjust to windy conditions coming off of the lakes.
Junior Boys U19
Brandon Cuvelier of Dartmouth, NS was able to raise the championship trophy in the Junior Boys division after posting rounds of 74-76-150. Cuvelier’s two day total of 150 was good enough for a three stroke win. This was Brandon’s first career win on the CJGA and was pleased to end his season on a high note.
“I played good today, I had a good round today and its always nice to win over some really good competition out there.” commented Cuvelier in a post round interview. Although Cuvelier left a few shots out there with his putter, he was able to string together two solid rounds with his accurate tee shots which gave him good opportunities to hit the greens in regulation.
Brandon had played a few rounds at Oakfield Golf and Country Club before the tournament and really likes the layout of the course. “It was in great shape, the maintenance crew did an amazing job, we had some rain prior to the tournament and they did a great job, the greens were rolling really great.” said Cuvelier on the conditions of the golf course.
Finishing in second place in the Junior Boys division, only three strokes behind Cuvelier was Drew Ward of Minas, NS who shot rounds of 78-75-153.
Junior Girls U19
Haley Baker from Halifax, NS was victorious in the Junior Girls division at the Atlantic Junior Championship at Oakfield Golf and Country Club. Baker had tournament rounds of 82-82-164 to edge out the victory by one shot. Baker entered the final round tied for the lead and was able to clinch the win by hitting consistent shots.
“I feel good, I was down by two after nine holes, then I hit a lot of greens on the back nine which helped me get the win.” commented Baker on the tight competition right until the last putt dropped on eighteen. Haley had a very simple game plan entering the final round which helped her get the win, “Just staying focused on every shot I hit.” This was Baker’s first win of the season on the CJGA tour which was a good way to end a great summer.
Finishing in a very close second place was Sara Cumby of Canaan, NS. Cumby entered the final round tied with Baker for the lead. Sara posted rounds of 82-83-165 to miss out on forcing a playoff.
Bantam Boys U15
Owen Mullen of Truro, NS was able to capture his third win this summer on the CJGA after hoisting the Bantam Boys Atlantic Junior Championship trophy this week. Mullen was pleased with his play this week and defending his title from last year. Owen posted scores of 75-71-146 to win by two strokes. A clutch par on the eighteenth followed by a fist pump by Mullen ended an impressive summer of golf for Owen.
“Play my game, the other two players in my group hit the ball a lot longer than me, so I just wanted to play my game, hit fairways then greens and sink some putts.” commented Mullen on his game plan entering the final round one back of the leader. Owen was happy to win at Oakfield as it is one of his favourite golf courses. Entering next season, Mullen hopes to win a few times again next season.
Daniel Kirby of Woodstock, NB had impressive rounds of 74-74-148 to finish in solo second place.
Bantam Girls U15
Abbey Baker from Halifax, NS was able to win the Bantam Girls Atlantic Junior Championship at Oakfield Golf and Country Club after solid rounds of 79-83-162 which gave her a comfortable lead over second place. Baker’s first round 79 was the lowest round in the division during the tournament.
“I really liked it because it was open and in great condition” said Baker about playing Oakfield. During the afternoon the winds would pick up which effected everyone in the field. Baker commented on having to adjust to the winds during her rounds in a post round interview, “I got used to it, but by playing more holes I was able to adapt and get use to it.”
Finishing in second place was Clarie Tramble of Bedford, NS after she posted rounds of 97-101-198.
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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