Thomson, McKenzie, Copeland & Barr Capture First Alberta Fall Series Event
Turner Valley, AB (September 18th, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association kicked off the Alberta Fall Series this past weekend at Turner Valley Golf Club. It was a great weekend for golf which produced some amazing scores across all four divisions including a few 67’s. On the line this week for the Junior divisions was the potential to represent the CJGA Team Canada at the Aaron Baddeley International Junior Golf Championship in early December. The selection committee will select six Junior Boys and three Junior Girls to make the team.
Junior Boys U19
Hunter Thomson of Calgary, AB was victorious in the Junior Boys division at Turner Valley Golf Club over the weekend. Thomson kicked off his CJGA Fall Series with an opening round 67 to give him an eight shot lead entering the final round. A Sunday round of 73 was good enough to give Thomson a two shot victory over second place. Hunter finished the tournament four under par with the official tournament scores of 67-73-140.
Carter Graf from Sylvan Lake, AB was able to climb the leaderboard on Sunday to finish runner up in the Junior Boys division. Graf opened the tournament up with a 75 and was able to improve his score by eight shots on Sunday to fire a 67 to grab solo second place just two paces off Thomson.
Junior Girls U19
The Junior Girls division was very competitive over the weekend at Turner Valley Golf Club as the gap between first place and last was only a five shot margin. Coming out of the division as the winner was Samantha Copeland of Calgary, AB after she posted scores of 86-82-168 to win by two strokes.
Runner-Up in the first Alberta Fall Series event of 2017 was Jenna Bruggeman from Edmonton, AB. Bruggeman had weekend scores of 90-80-170 to finish just two shots off of Copeland’s pace. Jenna’s final round 80 was a ten shot improvement from her first round and was the low round of the tournament within the division.
Bantam Boys U15
The Bantam Boys division was limited to a 27-hole tournament after the committee decided to suspend play due to unfair playing conditions with darkness becoming an issue during the final round.
Tommy McKenzie of Calgary, AB was victorious in the shorten event around shooting 71-40-111 to comfortably win the division trophy. McKenzie’s first round 71 was the low eighteen hole score during the tournament which gave him a healthy eleven shot lead entering the final round.
Finishing in second place was Braden O’Grady of Edmonton, AB. O’Grady posted tournament scores of 84-36-120 which gave him a three shot lead over third place.
Bantam Girls U15
Georgia Barr of Calgary, AB was able to start her CJGA Fall Series off with a win at Turner Valley Golf Club over this past weekend. Barr had consistent rounds of 88-88-176 to give her a six shot winning margin over second place. Her final round 88 was the lowest score posted on Sunday which helped her extend the lead from two strokes to eight by the time the last putt dropped.
Charlotte Charlton from Calgary, AB was the runner up in the Bantam Girls division at Turner Valley after she posted rounds of 90-92-182.
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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Trevor Vander Glas
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