Sunny Skies Mask Difficult Conditions in Day One of the Nike Golf Junior Series at Northumberland

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Richmond Hill, On (May 30, 2015)- From the onset, sunshine and warm weather made conditions appear welcoming for the first round of the Nike Golf Junior Series at Northumberland Links in Pugwash, NS. But as the day went on, wind conditions picked up making low scores hard to come by. Coming off a T5 finish last week at the CJGA Cabot Links Junior Open, Matthew Chandler of Chandler, NS continued his strong play with an opening round 77 to take the overnight lead in the Boys 15-19 Division. Calvin Ross is Chandler’s closest competitor, opening with a round of 79, and is also building off of a top 5 finish at last weeks event in Inverness, NS

Matt West of Bedford, NS posted his best competitive round of the season with an 81 to take a three shot lead into the final round in the Boys 14 & Under division. Trailing by 3 heading into the final round, last weeks champion John Mosher of Halifax, NS is looking to make it back to back victories to start his CJGA season.

In the girls 15-19 division, Claire Conning of Indian Mountain, NB fired an opening round 92 to open up a 3 shot over night lead. Conning will be followed tomorrow by fellow New Brunswick native Laura Jones, whose opening round 95 was good enough for second place.

Also coming off a victory at Cabot Links, Heather McLean of Port Williams, NS opened with a round of 92 to take the lead heading into Sunday in the girls 14 & Under division.

Tournament Results: Nike Golf Junior Series At Northumberland

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CJGA-logo-Transparent-with-white-player-2aThe 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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Brian Newton
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