Juniors Capture Division Titles at CJGA Junior at Meadow Gardens
Pitt Meadows, B.C. – Local knowledge prevailed for two Meadow Gardens G.C. members in the first stop on the CJGA B.C. Fall Series schedule presented by Bushnell.
Coquitlam golfer Euna Han, 13, won the Girls 15-19 division with scores of 79-76-155 to win her second CJGA title in 2015 season. First round leader Sarah Lawrence of Duvall,Wa. carded rounds of 76-81-157 to finish runner-up.
“I was playing along well and then all of a sudden I had a rules incident,” explained Han who was three-under par on her round through 10 holes when a rules infraction occurred on the 11th green.
“I had marked my ball and was taking a practice putting stroke and hit my marker. I knew it was wrong and replaced it in its original spot.” From the infraction Han incurred a one-stroke penalty. “My building then just crumbled and came tumbling down,” joked Han to hang on to a two-stroke win.
Vancouver’s James Kim, a last-minute addition to the field, was happy to get a chance to play in the weekend tournament. When the results were tallied Kim was also happy to win the tournament with scores of 73-73-146 and a Bushnell GPS rangefinder. Vancouver golfer Andy Fan finished second with scores of 76-73-149.
“The conditions were tougher today,” explained Kim after his final round. “The course was playing harder and the wind was blowing. I think the pins were tougher than yesterday too.”
“I was consistent making a lot of pars. The other guys were struggling and I just played my game. I finished birdie-bogey with one in the water on 18 but had some room to still win by three.”
Maple Ridge golfer Amy Ehlert, another Meadow Gardens G.C. member won the Girls 14-under division with scores of 75-80-155. Ehlert’s final round included an eagle on the par-four 10th hole. Another Maple Ridge golfer Sienna Kraus finished second shooting 92-87-179.
Surrey golfer Peter Zhang captured the Boys 14-under division with solid scores of 71-76-147. Vancouver golfer Song Bai had his best CJGA finish with a second place after scores of 75-81-156.
“I played too dangerous starting out today,” explained Zhang of his final round where he was three-over par through nine holes. “I was pretty confident I could win. I had a lucky bounce that could have gone either way but it went my way. It feels great to win.”
Local PGA of Canada instructor Richard Chambers conducted the Freedom 55 Financial Clinics for Kids with an interesting and interactive putting clinic.
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About the CJGA
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.