Brockville, ON – The best Junior Girls from across the province will be teeing it up August 2nd to 5th, as Brockville Country Club and Golf Ontario look forward to welcoming the 2021 Ontario Junior (U19) Girls’ Championship.
The Brockville Country Club membership is thrilled to be welcoming the elite field to test their course. Brockville CC’s General Manager, Jason Walmark, said “we’re really looking forward to it. With the committee and volunteers, we’ve had many meetings to prepare ourselves for this. We can’t state enough how excited we are to be selected to host this tournament. We had the opportunity to have a delayed opening to the season, which gave the greens crew, headed by lead Superintendent Ryan Sloan, a lot of time to get the course in tip-top shape. The fairways are in great shape, the greens are spectacular, and the course is definitely in mid-summer condition.” When asked to describe the course, Walmark commented, “when you look at it on a scorecard it doesn’t look like it’s an extremely long course, but we can stress that it is a very difficult golf course. You have to play the course smart because if you don’t there are a lot of penalty areas that will sneak up and grab you. You have to be very strategic off the tee, really play the golf course, and there are certain holes that you need to just accept a par. You have to respect the golf course that’s for sure.”
The championship will welcome a field of 90 players, including those exempt. After 36 holes, the low 48 scores and ties will move forward for an additional 36 holes of competition. Recent Golf Ontario champions to keep an eye on include 2021 Junior Girls’ Spring Classic champion, Lauren Zaretsky (Ladies GC of Toronto/ Maple Down G&CC), 2019 Juvenile Girls’ and 2020 Bantam Girls’ Champion, Kelly Zhao (Station Creek GC), and 2020 Super Camp champion, Alessandra Nagayo (Public Player).
Team Ontario players in attendance are Ella Weber (Rattlesnake Point GC), Rozlyn Rooke (Blue Springs GC), Alexis McMurray (Blue Springs GC), Alessandra Nagayo (Public Player), Jillian Friyia (Highland CC), and Bo Brown (Blue Springs GC). Additional athletes to follow along with will be Michelle Ding (Station Creek GC), Lauren Gervais (Rideau View GC), Ashley Lafontaine (Royal Ottawa GC), Emily McKee (Rattlesnake Point GC), and Myranda Quinton (Blue Springs GC), who have each qualified for USGA events and/or have placed first in various 2021 tournaments.
On Monday, August 2nd, round one of the Ontario Junior Girls Championship gets underway at 7:30 a.m.. For qualifying, tee assignments, tee times, and leaderboard information check out our Golf Genius webpage here.
About The Ontario Junior (U19) Girls’ Championship
First contested in 1927, the Ontario Junior (U19) Girls’ Championship features Ontario’s best amateur female golfers age 18 and under. The event consists of 72 holes of stroke play competition. The championship has a rich history of young Ontarians who have gone on to have successful golf careers, such as World Golf Hall of Fame member Marlene Stewart Streit (1951, 1952). Other notable winners include, Sandra Post (1965, 1966), Sue Hilton (1962), Alena Sharp (1997, 1998), Jessica Shepley (2001), Jennifer Kirby (2008, 2009), and Brooke Henderson (2011, 2012).
Key Provincial Competitions Protocols/Restrictions (as of July 21st, **subject to change)
- At all times, and in all places, 2-metre physical distancing should be respected.
- Coaches and spectators are permitted at Golf Ontario Championships and Qualifiers with capacity limits. Spectators must check-in at registration, complete a wellness check and pick up accreditation before being allowed on the course.
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