Newton Clings to One Stroke Lead at the Ontario Junior Boys Championship

Cambridge, ONAnother weather delay greeted the Ontario Junior (U19) Boys’ Championship as heavy fog covered the front nine early this morning. Following the 45-minute delay, play resumed at Whistle Bear Golf Club and players were lucky to have sunny conditions for the rest of the round.


With a one-stroke lead heading into the final round, James Newton (Royal Ottawa GC) held a two-under round to finish with a total of 205. Ben MacLean (Cherry Hill Club) shot a strong round of 68, to give him a five-stroke lead over third place. The biggest mover of the day, Tyler May (Cutten Fields), fired his best round yet with a low 67. Following closely behind is Owen Kim (Blue Springs GC) in fourth and Graem Costigan (Galt CC) in fifth.


In a post round interview, Newton said that “he feels pretty good. I had a solid day today, as I got to -11 for the tournament. I started off pretty strong making a couple of good putts on the front. I had a couple of bad putts on the back, but recovered near the end.” Newton’s game plan for tomorrow remains the same, commenting he’s “going to keep to it. Same game plan I’ve been doing the whole week so hopefully it goes as planned.”


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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.


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