Major Competition on Day 1 of the 2022 Ontario Junior Boys & Girls Match Play Championship

Port Hope, ON – There was thrilling competition on day one of the 2022 Ontario Junior (U19) Boys & Girls Match Play Championship from Port Hope Golf & Country Club.

The boys participated in two rounds of golf today, concluding the rounds of 64 and 32. Both rounds consisted of some fantastic play, with many tightly contested results. Number one seed Luke Smith (The Thornhill Club) cruised through his matches, finishing the first match 5 & 4 and the second 6 & 5. On the other side of the bracket, 42nd seed Dylan Weber (Galt Country Club) and 27th seed Marshall Bath (Oshawa Golf & Country Club) completed their upsets and made their way through to the round of 16.

In the girl’s division, Team Ontario members Emma Hansen (Blue Springs Golf Club) and Tara O’Connor (Whistle Bear Golf Club) coasted through their competition, ensuring a spot in the round of 16. Avery Nordman (Canadian Golf & Country Club) claimed her place in the round of 16 in dominating fashion, finishing her match 8 & 6.

A very special congratulations to Andrew Rouble (Players Club – Kitchener), making his first ever hole-in-one on the par 3 sixth. Rouble would go on to win both of his matchups today, claiming his round of 64 win in playoff holes.

In tomorrow’s round, both the boys and girls will participate in the round of 16 and the quarterfinals. Tee times begin at 8:00 am on Wednesday, off the first hole. For media coverage of the 2022 Ontario Junior Boys and Girls Match Play Championship, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook Page to view our photo albums.

For Ontario Junior (U19) Boys Match Play Championship information, visit this Golf Genius Page. Information for the Ontario Junior (U19) Girls Match Play Championship can be found on this Golf Genius Page.

About the Ontario Junior Boys & Girls (U19) Championship

The Junior Boys’ Match Play Championship has been contested since 1998, featuring Ontario’s top amateur male golfers age 18 and under. Results from four qualifiers determine the field. Notable past champions include Matt McQuillan, Justin Shin, Stephane Dubois, and Jon Boncoddo.

The Ontario Junior (U19) Girls Match Play Championship is contested annually and features Ontario’s top 32 amateur female golfers aged 18 and under. Players can earn their way into the championship through the Jr. Girls Spring Classic and the Ontario Jr. Girls Championship. Notable past champions include Alena Sharp, Stefi Markovich, Christina Yoon, Elizabeth Tong and Grace St-Germain.

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