Kanata, ON (June 6, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association held its second Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Series event at the beautiful Kanata Golf and Country Club in Kanata, ON this past weekend. The tournament saw juniors from across Eastern Ontario and Quebec travel to Kanata to battle it out on a challenging golf course. Players had good weather on Saturday during their first rounds but had to deal with a light rain fall during the final round on Sunday. The tournament crowned two champions that call Kanata Golf and Country Club their home course.
Junior Boys U19
Zach Wylie-Kos of Kanata, ON clinched the Junior Boys U19 division title on his home course this weekend. Wylie-Kos posted consistent rounds of 76-76-152 to finish six shots ahead of second place. Wylie-Kos entered the final round with a one shot lead after playing a tough course with some windy conditions. Overall, Zach was very pleased and excited to win his first CJGA event on his home course.
“I was driving the ball really well, my putting was also pretty good, I kept lipping out and couldn’t buy a putt all weekend. My driving and long game was the reason why I won”, explained Wylie-Kos in a post round interview.
Finishing in second place was Romi Dilawri from Ottawa, ON. Dilawri had weekend rounds of 85-73-158 to finish six shots off of Wylie-Kos’s pace. Romi’s final round 73 was the low round of the tournament.
Bantam Boys U19
Jared Berry of Ottawa, ON was able to come out on top in a playoff to claim the Bantam Boys trophy at Kanata Golf and Country Club. Berry posted scores of 79-82-161 to force a playoff in which he ended up winning on the second playoff hole with two solid chip shots. Berry entered the final round with the lead and was able to hold on at his home course to win his first CJGA event.
“The course is really nice, it is my home course, its in great condition. The greens are fast, hard and the fairways are nicely cut and soft”, said Berry when asked about Kanata Golf and Country Club in a post round interview.
Losing narrowly in a playoff to Berry was Caelan Sammy of Ottawa, ON who had rounds of 83-78-161. Sammy’s final round 78 was the low round of the tournament which forced the playoff with Berry.
About the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy
Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy was created to meet the needs of top golfers at every stage of their amateur and professional development.
The GNCGA is built on the professional playing career and instructional know-how of Greg Norman to provide a comprehensive development platform for golfers seeking to dramatically improve their ability to compete effectively and win.
GNCGA provides expert coaching and instruction based on a proprietary teaching methodology that effectively develops and reinforces proper fundamentals while integrating the individuality of each player’s body and swing, with the state-of-the-art equipment.
Our aim is to provide golfers in the U.S. and abroad with an instructional program and training environment in which the ability to play collegiate and professional golf can be fully developed. By opening our doors to these young players, we can provide them with consistent, effective training based on direct experience of what it takes to compete and win at every level of the game.
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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Trevor Vander Glas
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