Five Ontario Linksters Crowned Champs on Father’s Day
Richmond Hill, Ont. (June 15, 2014) – The linksters took to the course with their caddies on Fathers Day in hopes to gain their respective divisional titles at Chedoke Golf & Country Club. It was a beautiful day as the sun was shining and the golf course was packed with a field of highly talented golfers.
Girls 9 & Under
It was a battle for first place as Rozlyn Rooke (Milton, Ont.) and Elika Ekmali (Markham, Ont.) entered a playoff for the top spot. Rozlyn hit her drive to the right of the fairway were she found herself stuck behind a tree. Elika drove her tee shot to the right and found herself just in the rough. Stuck behind a tree Rozlyn punched out and just came up short of the green. Elika then hit a beautiful chip that just rolled off the green and stuck in the fringe. Chipping over the green Rozlyn tries to putt from 5 feet away were she was left just short of the pin. Putting from six feet away, Elika lipped out and tapped in for 5 strokes were she was awarded the title. Both girls carded 46 (+8) during the round, finishing in third place was Laura Jauhal (Ancaster, Ont.) who carded 53 (+15).
Boys 8 & Under
Nathan Yoo (Toronto, Ont.) was victorious in the boys 8 & Under division shooting one birdie and carding 40 (+2). Andreas Diogenous (Cambridge, Ont.) shot 2 birdies and carded 44 (+6) to leave him tied in second place with Jordan Hwang (Richmond Hill, Ont.) who shot one birdie and one eagle and carded 44 (+6).
Girls 10 – 13
It was a good battle in the Girls 10 – 13 division as it was only a few strokes between first and second place as they girls fought hard to take home the title. Elaine Giantsopoulos (Richmond Hill, Ont.) was awarded first place carding 91 (+20). Skylar Kew (Burlington, Ont.) carded 93 (+22) only two strokes shy of first place. Rounding out the group and taking home third place was Alisa Berindea (Richmond Hill, Ont.) who shot one birdie and carded 94 (+23) only one stroke behind second place.
Boys 9 – 10
Beni Long (Toronto, Ont.) took home first place in the Boys 9-10 division shooting 5 birdies and carding 72 (+1). Troy Tsai (Richmond Hill, Ont.) took home second place shooting three birdies and carding 76 (+5). Rounding out the group and taking home third place was Thomas Latter (Mississauga, Ont.) who carded 86 (+15).
Boys 11 – 13
Johnny Travale (Hamilton, Ont.) was awarded the title shooting two birdies and carding 76 (+4). Peter Blazevic took home second place shooting one birdie and carding 79 (+7). There was a tie for third place as Tyler Cunningham (Milton, Ont.) shot 1 birdie and Connor Pestell (Pickering, Ont.) shot 2 birdies. Both boys carded 81 (+9), leaving them only two strokes shy of second place.
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