Juvenile and Bantam Girls Division Winners Claim Back-to-Back Wins at Hidden Lake
Burlington, Ont. (June 20, 2016) -This weekend Hidden Lake Golf Club hosted both Linkster and Junior Tours of the Canadian Junior Golf Association at . Player battled through the hot weather with a steady flow of GP 8 Oxygen Water. The Saturday had Sarah Gallagher and Maggie Jennings both claiming back-to-back wins.
Juvenile Girls Division (U17)
Two birdies and a round total of 83 was enough to give Maggie Jennings, 15, from Everett, Ont., the win in the Juvenile Girls division. She was excited to secure back-to-back wins in her first year as a CJGA member. Jennings shed some light on her success, “Last weekend I said I was going to working on my putting and that is exactly what I did. I sunk the long birdie putts that counted the most, and I am proud of that.
In the runner-up position was Alexandra Jucan, 15, from Woodbridge, Ont. Jucan posted a round total of 95.
Juvenile Boys Division (U17)
Matthew Medhurst, 16, from Caldeon, Ont., came out on top with a total of 73, two strokes over par. A member of CJGA for eight years, Medhurst admitted to having some difficulties on the course.
“The greens and various elevations created a bit of a hurdle for me,” explained Medhurst. “It just means that I really earned this win.”
It was a busy round for the Juvenile Boys division as three tied for the second place position. Griffin Coté, 16, of Oakville, Ont., Ryan Kennedy, 15 and Ryan Sabo, 16, both from Burlington, Ont., all carded round totals of 78.
Bantam Girls Division (U15)
Native to Burlington, Ont., Sarah Gallagher, 12, was the Bantam Girls division winner. Gallagher posted a round total of 82, also earned a back-to-back win.
“It was a fun course with great conditions,” commented Gallagher. “The heat was an obvious factor this weekend and I did my best to over come it.”
Shadowing Gallagher was Annie Piggott, 13, from Lindsay, Ont. Piggott came in one stroke shy of forcing a playofft with a total round of 83 and second place.
Bantam Boys Division (U15)
Nicholas Lin, 13, of Toronto, Ont., and Troy Tsai, 12, of Richmond Hill, Ont., tied for first place with round totals of 75. The two entered into a playoff round where Lin was crowned the Bantam Boys division winner.
“He had a better approach shot but I found my opportunity on the second hole,” tells Lin. “I consider this win an early Father’s Day gift.”
Junior Girls Division (U19)
Despite the heat, Ellice Hong, 17, from Thornhill, Ont., kept her cool and earned another win in her third season at the CJGA. Hong ended the day with a round total of 78 (+7).
“The back nine gave me a run for my money,” laughed Hong. “I always enjoy a challenge thought and I am excited for the next one.”
Junior Boys Division (U19)
CJGA member of four years, Sudarshan Yellamaraju, 14, of Mississauga, Ont., finished the weekend with an impressive 69, two strokes under par which proved to be enough to finish as the clubhouse leader. Yellamaraju’s scored an impressive six birdies .Yellamaraju was proud of his accomplishment.
“I played well with good putts,” explained Yellamaraju. “Keeping cool in the heat was priority for me so I could keep my energy and keep my score low.”
Paul Sung, 18, from Richmond Hill, Ont., played a strong round and proved to be suitable competition for Yellamaraju. Sung carded a round total of 71 for even par and second place.
Atom Girls Division (U11)
Vanessa Borovilos, 10, of Toronto, Ont., managed a string of birdies on holes seven, eight and nine, adding another on fifteen, allowing her to par the course with a tournament total of 71. Borovilos took home first place in the Atom Girls division.
Also from Toronto, Ont., Alexa Ouellet, 9, was the runner-up with a round total of 92.
Atom Boys Division (U11)
Jordan Hwang, 9, of Richmond Hill, Ont., was the first place winner of the Atom Boys division. Hwang posted a round total of 83 while William Miles, 10 of Burlington, Ont., followed Hwang closely. Miles was awarded the second place position with a round total of 84.
Peewee Girls Division (U13)
Skyler Kew, 12, from Burlington, Ont., and Alexandra Trojak, 12, of Oakville, Ont., completed the round with matching totals of 84. After an exciting playoff, Kew made a mid-length birdie putt to win. Kew was awarded first place in the Peewee Girls division with Trojak taking second place.
Peewee Boys Division (U13)
Kevin Lee, 11, from Markham, Ont., dominated the Peewee Boys division with a round total of 78 (+7).
Tying for second place was Sai Kaja, 11, from Mississauga, Ont., and Tyler May, 12, from Fergus, Ont. The boys finished the round with matching totals of 84 respectively.
Bantam Girls Division (U15)
Elaine Giantsopoulos, 13, and Gracie Halcrow, 14, both from Richmond Hill, Ont., had a steady back and forth battle this weekend. Giantsopoulos ended the round with a total of 84, giving her the win over Halcrow and the first place position in the Bantam Girls division. Halcrow finished with a round total of 95.
Bantam Boys Division (U15)
Tyler Savard, 13, from Selwyn, Ont., topped the Bantam Boys division with a round total of 77 and a six-stroke lead for the winning spot.
Owen Johnston, 12, from Burlington, Ont, took home second place after posting a round total of 83.
Novice Girls Division (U9)
Angela Wang, 7, from Markham, Ont., Came out on top, finishing her 9 holes with a total score of 37 (+2).
Lindsay McGrath, 8, from Oakville, Ont., followed behind with a total of 44, giving her the runner-up position.
Novice Boys Division (U9)
Barron Munday, 8, from Oakville, Ont., finished an impressive round with a total of 32 (-3) and the win.
Lucas Chi, 8, of Markham, Ont., and Gabriel Yazdani, 7, from London, Ont., both finished with round totals of 34 (-1) to tie for second place.
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