Richmond Hill, ON – Shauna Liu continued to impress on day 2 of the Ontario Junior (U19) Girls Championship at Summit Golf & Country Club shooting even par (72) and maintaining her spot at the top of the leaderboard. With brisk temperatures and clear skies, Summit G&CC provided a great setting for the tournament once again as the competitors battled fiercely and demonstrated resilience as the round progressed. There were some remarkable performances as Julia Alexander-Carew and Stephanie Woo both shot a low round of 69. Here is how the rest of the day shaped up.
At the end of day two, Shauna Liu of Station Creek Golf & Country Club maintained her lead of 5 strokes by shooting even par (72). Sitting comfortably in first heading into day 3, Liu hopes “to continue getting up and down when missing greens in regulation”. Moving up from third place and into second is Team Ontario’s Aryn Matthews who shot a 1 under par (71). She credits her phenomenal performance to her short game; “I managed to make a few birdies on the back nine and a few up and downs”. One shot behind Matthew’s is Julia Alexander-Carew of Credit Valley Golf & Country Club who finished her second round with a 2 under par (69). The 2023 Junior Girls Champion of Champions winner looks to stake her claim at the title with round 3 just around the corner.
The final 44 competitors will start round three 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 Golf Genius page.
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.
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