Richmond Hill, ON (August 11, 2015)- After day one of the CJGA Mizuno National Junior Championship, low scores and soft conditions gave golfers hope for Tuesday’s second round. Instead, golfers were met with a golf course that played significantly longer, with greens maintaining their quick pace, which lead to higher scores on day two.
The Boys 15-19 division has a logjam atop the leader board after round two, with four golfers sharing a piece of the lead at 1-under par for the tournament. Gray Potter of Halton Hills, ON made the biggest move up the leaderboard, firing a second round 3-under par 69 to move him from T19 to a share of the lead. Nicholas Brisebois of Kanata, ON and Sean Trapp of Janetville, ON posted the only other under par rounds of the day, firing a 2-under par 70 and 1-under par 71 respectively to have a share going into round three. Kelvin Young Woong Lim of Thornill, ON shot a 2-over par round of 74 to bring him back to 1-under par for the tournament, but it was good enough move him from second place to tied for the lead headed into the final two rounds.
After opening her tournament with a 2-under par 70, Grace St-Germain of Orleans, ON was able to repeat the score on Tuesday and grab a commanding lead heading into round three. Her tournament total of 4-under par gives her a ten stroke lead in the Girls 15-19 division over Emily Chu of Ancaster, ON and Kenna Hughes of Calgary, AB. St-Germain’s round featured three birdies in four holes between the 5th and 8th, and a lone bogey on the 17th.
The long course conditions reeked havoc on the Boys 14 & Under division, forcing many more long irons into the greens and higher scores. First round leader Jack Sue of Richmond Hill, ON was able to maintain a share of the lead going into round three after posting a 7-over par 79. Sue is joined atop the leaderboard with Sean Buckles of Vancouver, BC whose second round 3-over par 75 puts him tied at 6-over par for going into round three.
Cindy Zhou of Niagara Falls, ON holds the lead in the Girls 14 & Under division with a two day total of 18-over par.
Second round notes
· Weather: 24 degrees Celsius. Mainly sunny. 15km/h winds
· Grace St-Germain leads the field with only 4 bogeys through 2 rounds
· St-Germain is also the only player to break par both days
· Par 5 1st hole played as the easiest at 4.93 strokes
· Par 4 2nd hole played as the hardest at 4.76 strokes.
About the CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship
Mizuno Canada Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno Canada Ltd. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, rugby and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for Canada. Mizuno Canada Ltd. is based in Mississauga, Ontario. For more information please visitwww.mizunocda.com or visit us on Facebook at Mizuno Golf North America and on Twitter @Golf_Mizuno
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. 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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