Junior Boys' Championship

Low Scores Pour in at the Rainy 100th Ontario Junior Boys (U19) Championship

Sudbury, ON – Golfers came out firing at Timberwolf Golf Course for round 1 of the 100th annual Ontario Junior Boys (U19) Championship. Four golfers put up scores in the 60s, showing us that not even poor weather could impact their game. While the conditions were quite tough, our competitors were tougher on day one of this centennial event.

2022 Junior Boys Spring Classic Champion, Ben MacLean (Cherry Hill Club), had a stellar round one. MacLean finished tied for the lowest score of the day (68) and has parked himself at the very top of the leaderboard. Tied at the top with MacLean stands Team Ontario member, Cameron Pero (Picton Golf & Country Club), after posting 4 birdies on the front 9. Shortly behind on the leaderboard are David Lafreniere (Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club) and Ryan Zhao (Bayview Golf & Country Club) at 3 under (69). Competitors played great today and are looking to make a run for the top before the cut after tomorrow’s second round.

We are back early tomorrow for round 2, as the boys are set to tee off at 8:00 am off of holes 1 and 10. For media coverage of the Ontario Junior Boys (U19) Championship, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook page to view our photo albums. To follow along with the leaderboard, visit our Golf Genius page.

About the Ontario Junior (U19) Boys’ Championship

First contested in 1923, the Ontario Junior (U19) Boys’ Championship is open to male golfers 18 years of age and under, who have earned entry through one of our qualifiers held across the province, or earned exemptions from prior achievements. The event consists of 72 holes of stroke play competition. Past winners of the event include: Gerry Kesselring, Gary Cowan, Stu Hamilton, Mike Weir, Jon Mills and Albin Choi.

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 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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