Fenwick, ON – Despite gloomy weather on the first day of the Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys and Girls Championship at Sawmill Golf Course, the competition on the course made up for it. Players put up impressive scores in the first round, resulting in a very tight leaderboard for both divisions.
Shauna Liu (Station Creek Golf Club) had a terrific outing, shooting a 67 in round one with five Birdies on the day. As a result, Liu takes a three-stroke lead into the final round over fellow Station Creek members Sadie Wu and Zixuan Lui, who also did well in round one as both shot a 70.
On the bantam boys’ side, Brayden Card (Galt Country Club) has the lead after shooting a 69 today. Right behind Card are Manav Bharani (Brampton Golf Club), Michael Vivone (Royal Ottawa Golf Club) and Hayden Wang (Meadowbrook Golf Club), who all shot even par (71).
The second and final round of the Bantam Championships get underway tomorrow morning with the first tee-offs at 9:00 a.m. off holes one and ten respectfully. To view all round one start times, pairings and tournament results, visit the tournament website.
The Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys’ Championship has a rich history of excellence. First contested in 1923, the championship features the province’s top male golfers, 15 and under, competing for the James H. Peacock Trophy. Past Champions include Ontario Golf Hall of Fame members Bob Panasiuk (1955) and Kelly Roberts (1966), as well as Team Canada National Amateur Squad member Johnny Travale (2015).
About The Ontario Bantam (U15) Girls’ Championship
The Ontario Bantam (U15) Girls’ Championship features the province’s top female golfers, 15 and under, competing for the Cathy Sherk Trophy. Many past champions have gone on to represent Team Ontario and Team Canada. Notable past champions include Jennifer Kirby, Augusta James, and Chloe Currie.
About Golf Ontario
Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport 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 most significant 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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