Brooklin, ON (July 19th, 2017) – It was a very exciting and long day at Lakeridge Links as both the Junior and Bantam Boys divisions played their round of sixteen and quarter final matches. There was some amazing golf being played during the morning and afternoon matches as players were taking advantage of the conditions. The temperatures were hot as players continuously had to hydrate to remain focused during their matches. The Junior Girls division played their quarter final matches in the morning while the Bantam Girls had the day off before the semi finals Thursday morning.
Junior Boys U19
The number one seed in the Junior Boys division, Tyler McDowell, continued his great form as he was victorious in both his matches on Wednesday. McDowell defeated Bavake Sihota 6&5 in the round of sixteen and then Keegan Mongru 4&2 in the quarter finals. McDowell is feeling confident and is playing well heading into his semi final match up.
Brendan Dunphy entered the match play portion of the tournament as the second seed and will advance to the semi finals after two wins today. Dunphy was able to beat Parker Lee in the round of sixteen 3&1 and then Logan Hawke 3&2 in the quarter finals.
The fifth seed in the Junior Boys division, Luca Ferrara was able to win his two matches today to carry some momentum into tomorrow mornings semi final match up. Ferrara defeated Hayden Scott 7&5 in the round of sixteen before claiming victory over North America Cup teammate and friend, Romi Dilawri 3&2 in the quarter finals.
Ishira Fernando entered the match play portion of the tournament as the sixth seed and was able to knock out the eleventh seed Jackson Rothwell and third seed Jordan Breen after defeating them 4&2 and 5&3 respectively.
Junior Girls U19
The number one seed in the Junior Girls division, Kacey Walker, continued her good play as she was able to dominate her match over Nadia Marrast to win 9&7. She will advance to the semi finals Thursday morning to play Vaijayanti Bharkhada. Bharkhada was victorious over Clarie Hwang as she won her match 2UP to help her advance to the semi finals. Hunter Nugent and Sukriti Harjai had an very exciting match as they were forced to go to a playoff hole. Nugent was able to win with a bogey on the first playoff to advance to the semi finals tomorrow morning. Nugent will take on Erin Kim as she was able to knock off Mackenzie Morrision 5&4 during their morning match.
Bantam Boys U15
Ethan Cardwell, the number one seed in the Bantam Boys division had a great morning match against Andrew Gwilliams as the match went to the eighteenth hole and both players were shooting under par. Cardwell was able to edge out Gwilliams winning 2UP and then went on to defeat Kavith Ranchagoda 1UP in the quarter finals to advance to the semis.
Second seed in the division was Zander Gibson who advances to the semi finals after two wins on Wednesday. Gibson was victorious over Caden Holmes 4&2 in the round of sixteen and Bryce Neil 4&3 in the quarter finals. Gibson will play Peter Blazevic in the semi finals tomorrow morning.
Blazevic, the third seed, was able to defeat good friend Alex Long 5&3 in the round of sixteen match and then Graedon Woodward 3&1 to move onto the semi final matches.
Thomas Latter, the fourth seed in the bracket defeated Beni Long 6&5 in the morning matches then Nicholas Lin 4&2 in the quarter finals to advance to the semi finals as he will take on Cardwell.
For more information, including tournament results, please visit the official tournament website.
About the CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship
In 2001 the PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship was incorporated into the CJGA tournament schedule to provide junior golfers with outstanding skills an opportunity to compete in a match play format. Juniors gain a valuable experience due to the tournaments’ strength of field and have a chance to evaluate their skills against some of the nation’s best junior golfers. This tournament is the only national junior match play event in Canada.
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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