St. Catharines, ON (August 10, 2015)- Players were greeted Monday morning with calm conditions and a golf course prime for scoring in round one of the CJGA Mizuno National Junior Championship at Rockway Vineyards Golf Club in St. Catharines, ON. Jaron Brown of Thornhill, ON relied on a hot putter on his way to a first round 4-under par 68 and leads the Boys 15-19 division. Brown finished his round with three birdies in his final five holes, giving him momentum heading into Tuesday. Second place is currently held by Kelvin Young Woong Lim of Thornhill, ON, who posted an opening round of 3-under par 69.
The Girls 15-19 division completed round one with two clear front-runners. Grace St-Germain of Orleans, ON will enter round two trailing by one shot after posting an opening round of 2-under par 70. In round two she will be looking to catch Danielle Sawyer, whose impressive 6 first round birdies lead her to a 3-under par 69. Sawyer relied on strong driving of the ball to maintain momentum throughout the round. The top two girls have a four shot lead on the field headed into round 2.
Jack Sue of Richmond Hill, ON opened up a four shot lead in the Boys 14 & Under division after posting a 1-under par 71. Sue started his tournament with an opening nine of one under par 35 after making a bounce back birdie on the ninth hole to maintain momentum heading into the back nine. Sean Buckles of Vancouver, BC bounced back from an opening hole triple bogey to post a 3-over par round of 75 to stand in second place entering Tuesday.
Mackenzie Morrison of Etobicoke, ON and Victoria Zheng of Markham, ON share the first round lead in the Girls 14 & Under division with rounds of 85.
Round One Facts:
- The par 4 10th hole played as the easiest hole in round one with a scoring average of 4.12
- The par 4 15th hole played as the hardest hole in round one with a scoring average of 4.86
- Furthest distance traveled to the tournament: 4,381 km by Carson Prokopuik from West Vancouver, BC
- Closest distance traveled to the tournament: 2.7km by Freddie Gualtieri of St. Catharines, ON
About the CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship
Mizuno Canada Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno Canada Ltd. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, rugby and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for Canada. Mizuno Canada Ltd. is based in Mississauga, Ontario. For more information please visitwww.mizunocda.com or visit us on Facebook at Mizuno Golf North America and on Twitter @Golf_Mizuno
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. 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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