Bracebridge, ON – Andy Dai (Station Creek Golf Club) and Andrea Lai (St. Thomas Country Club) take home the hardware after two fantastic performances at South Muskoka Curling and Golf Club for the 2022 Ontario Peewee Boys & Girls Championship.
Dai started the round three strokes back of the lead and would find himself four strokes behind early on. However, Dai demonstrated confidence and poise in his game as he would slowly claw back and start knocking strokes off the lead. As a result, the 2021 (and now 2022) Ontario Peewee Boys Champion finished the tournament even par (144) and rightfully earned himself back-to-back championship titles. Max Li (Station Creek Golf Club) would take home the Silver Medal after finishing yesterday’s round with the tournament’s lowest round (68). Terrence Deng (Angus Glen Golf Club) claims third place, finishing today’s round 3-over (76).
In the girl’s division, Lai began her day with a 3-stroke lead and played consistent golf, holding the lead for the rest of the day. Lai posted a 75 and a 76 in rounds one and two, the lowest two scores she has ever recorded. In her very first Golf Ontario tournament, Lai deservingly claims the Peewee Girls Championship title after a terrific showing on the course. In second place, Nobelle Park (Rattlesnake Point Golf Club) put up the lowest score of the day in either division (72). Today’s performance launched Park up the leaderboard resulting in a strong Silver Medal finish. Elliana Buhagiar (Deer Creek Golf Club) would finish with back-to-back 78s for the week and claim the Bronze Medal.
Golf Ontario would like to thank all the players, staff, and volunteers for supporting the 2022 Ontario Peewee (U13) Boys & Girls Championship. Thanks to South Muskoka Curling & Golf Club for hosting this incredible event. Lastly, thanks to our sponsors and partners; Adidas, Taylor Made, Golf Talk Canada, Play Golf Myrtle Beach, Humber College, StrackaLine, HUB International, BioSteel, Golf Genius, Modern Golf, Dormie, Durham Artificial Grass, Foresight Sports Canada, Baka, Nikon, and Sport Travel.
About the Ontario Peewee Championship
The Ontario Peewee (U13) Championship made its debut in 2015. The tournament is open to boys and girls who are 12 and under on August 1st.
About Golf Ontario
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