Elmira Golf Club to Host the 2023 Ontario Juvenile (U17) Championship

Elmira, ON- The Ontario Juvenile (U17) Boys and Girls Championship heads to Elmira Golf Club August 29-31. The tournament will feature 60 boys and 33 girls who are competing in a 54-hole stroke play competition all looking to claim the prestigious Mike Weir (boys) and Sandra Post (girls) trophies.

Elmira Golf Club Head Professional Adam Ferraro had this to say regarding the upcoming tournament; ‘We here at Elmira Golf Club are extremely excited to be hosting the (U17) Boys and Girls Championship. We welcome some of the top young golfers in the province to our course, Our team has been hard at work getting it ready and we are looking forward to August 29. Elmira Golf Club looks forward to growing the game of golf alongside Golf Ontario”.

In the girl’s field, some key players to keep an eye on includes Shauna Liu (Station Creek G&CC) who has been playing exceptionally well this year having already claimed the 2023 Ontario Junior U19 Girls Spring Classic, Ontario Junior U19 Girls Championship, Ontario Junior U19 Girls Match Play Championship, and most recently the Ontario Girls (U15) Bantam Championship. Liu looks to add to her already impressive season with another trophy come August 31st. Joining Liu in the field is Team Canada Member and 2022 Ontario Junior U19 Girls Spring Classic Champion Lindsay McGrath (Rattlesnake Point Golf Club) who finished T3 at the 2023 Canadian Junior U19 Girls Championship. Also in the field is Team Ontario member Alexa Ouellet (Weston G&CC) and Shelby Hardwick (Summit G&CC).

Key players to look out for in the boy’s field include 2022 Ontario Juvenile U17 Champion Matthew Javier who will look to continue his strong play in 2023 and defend his title. Joining Javier in the field includes Team Ontario member and 2023 Ontario Junior U19 Boys Champion Luke Smith (The Thornhill Club) and 2022 Ontario Bantam U15 Boys Champion Jager Pain both looking to add to another provincial title to their resumes. The field will also include Manav Bharani (Brampton Golf Club) who is heading into this tournament after winning the  Ontario Bantam U15 Boys Championship last week and looks to continue his strong play

The opening round of the Ontario Juvenile (U17) Championship gets underway at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29. Visit our tournament website for any additional information regarding the championship.

About the Ontario Juvenile (U17) Boys’ and Girls’ Championships

The Ontario Juvenile (U17) Boys’ Championship is a 54-hole competition featuring the province’s best junior golfers under 17, competing for the Mike Weir trophy. Notable past champions include Josh Whalen, Brandon Ng, Tim McCutcheon, Peter R. Knechtel, Bob Panasiuk, and Gary Cowan.

The Ontario Juvenile (U17) Girls’ Championship features the province’s best junior golfers under 17, competing for the Sandra Post trophy. Past event champions include Sandra Post, Jessica Shepley, Alena Sharp, Stephanie Sherlock, Rebecca Lee-Bentham, current Team Canada member Katie Cranston, and Grace St. Germain.

About Golf Ontario

Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial sports organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance, and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 500 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world.  From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to Shaping Lives Through Golf.

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