Acton, ON (August 10th, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association was proud to host the CJGA Junior at Blue Springs earlier this week. Blue Springs was a great host for the tournament and the juniors really enjoyed the challenge of the slopes on the greens. The weather was beautiful on Tuesday and Wednesday as juniors played under great weather and scoring conditions.
Junior Boys U19
Johathan Cramton of Toronto, ON was victorious in the Junior Boys division claiming the title at Blue Springs. Cramton shot rounds of 79-76-155 to comfortably win the division. He entered the final round tied for the lead with Jaxon Shelton from Camlachie, ON and by shooting a 76, the low round of the tournament, during the last round he was able to make a gap between himself and the field.
“Today was a little bit better, I limited my mistakes today compared to yesterdays round, I only made one double today compared to a couple during the first round. My game plan entering today was to hit fairways and greens, then to two putt for pars and make the odd birdie.” replied Cramton during a post round interview. Johathan credited his great iron play during the tournament which put him in good position on greens to score.
Tahir Shamji from Ottawa, ON was able to finish in second place in the Junior Boys division after posting rounds of 83-82-165.
Junior Girls U19
Emily Maradin from Burlington, ON was able to capture the Junior Girls division at Blue Springs after rounds of 98-90-188. Maradin was able to improve on her first round score by eight shots to secure the victory. Her plan entering the second round was to make more pars and shoot a lower score in which she was able to meet her goals and finish first place.
“My drives, they were straight and pretty far, I even over shot some fairways and my ball landed out of bounds because I was hitting it so far.” commented Maradin about the best part of her game during the event. For her next event she will like to improve on her iron play and dialling in the correct distances on her clubs.
Bantam Boys U15
Tyler Richardson of Sarnia, ON played in his first career CJGA event at Blue Springs and was victorious in his first ever start. Richardson posted scores of 81-78-159 to win the division title by three strokes. He entered the final round six strokes back of the lead and was able to climb the leaderboard with his final round 78.
“I played pretty well, my ball striking was good all week, but my putting could of used some work.” commented Richardson in a post round interview. Tyler really enjoyed playing at Blue Springs this week, “I really liked the course, its a really nice course, the greens were tough but I really enjoyed it.”
Yutaka Nohdomi from Toronto, ON was able to bounce back from a opening round 84 to finish in second place in the Bantam Boys division at Blue Springs. Nohdomi posted scores of 84-78-162 to finish just three shots behind Richardson.
Bantam Girls U15
Katherine Cranston from Oakville, ON was able to clinch a victory at Blue Springs in the Bantam Girls division on Wednesday afternoon. Cranston had scores of 84-93-177 to comfortably win the division title. Katherine’s opening round 84 was the lowest score posted in the division during the tournament.
“Im feeling happy that I pulled off an eight stroke lead even though I didn’t play my best today. Winning this event is great experience for other tournaments as well.” replied Cranston when asked about her play during the event. Katherine viewed her final round as a learning experience as she regretted being aggressive and going for pins when she should of played more conservative. Cranston credited her driving abilities that ultimately gave her the win this week.
Rozlyn Rooke of Milton, ON was able to continue her good tournament form as she yet again placed in the top two in a tournament. Rooke finished second place with scores of 92-93-185 to finish eight strokes off of Cranston’s pace.
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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