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Liu leads the field after day 1 of the 88th Ontario Junior (U19) Girls Championship from Summit G&CC

Richmond Hill, ON – With sunny skies and pristine fairways, Summit Golf & Country Club provided the platform for Shauna Liu of Station Creek Golf Club to lead the field as she finished her round with a 6 under par (66). Day 1 of the Ontario Junior (U19) Girls Championship saw some very impressive performances as many golfers shot low scores. Competitors also demonstrated their ability to fight against adversity as they battled the high winds in the afternoon. 

Having made 6 birdies and no bogeys, Liu credits her stellar play to her consistent putting throughout the day as well as precise approach shots. Trailing not too far behind is Team Ontario’s Joline Truong who is 2 under par after round one. Having finished in second place at the Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship, she looks to carry her momentum into this tournament. Another competitor to keep an eye out for this week is Aryn Matthews of Bigwin Island Golf & Country Club. Currently in third place after scoring even par, she looks to make her way up the leaderboard heading into the second day of the Ontario Junior (U19) Girls Championship. Having finished in second place at the NextGen Ontario Championship, Matthews looks to continue her great run of form.

The competitors will begin their second round at 7:30 am tomorrow from hole 1. For media coverage of the Ontario Junior Girls (U19) Championship, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook page to view our photo albums. For live updates and videos please follow our Instagram. To follow along with the leaderboard, visit our official tournament website.

About The Ontario Junior (U19) Girls’ Championship

First contested in 1927, the Ontario Junior (U19) Girls’ Championship features Ontario’s best amateur female golfers aged 18 and under. The event consists of 72 holes of stroke play competition. The championship has a rich history of young Ontarians who have had 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).

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.

For more information, please contact:

Greg Mitchell, Coordinator; Brand, Communications & Marketing Golf Ontario

Rob Watson, Tournament Director