Ontario Junior (U19) Boys and Girls Championship Set to Get Underway


Thornton/Cambridge, ON — On July 15th to 19th, Tangle Creek G&CC and Galt CC will host the Junior Spring Classic (U19) Championships. The Championships are open to boys and girls who are 18 and younger, and have qualified in previous tournaments.

 

Ontario Junior (U19) Boys Championship

The Ontario Junior (U19) Boys Championship is set to kick off at Tangle Creek G&CC on July 16th, where the best junior players in the province will tee off to take home the hardware.

Last year’s champion Nolan Piazza (Grand Niagara GC) won the tournament with a total score of two-under. The 15-year-old played lights out through hot and windy conditions, and was able to lock up the first place position after four days despite being one of the youngest players on the field. With Piazza away at the US Junior Amateur Championship, he will not be returning to defend the title therefore leaving the top spot up for grabs. The talented field will surely be pushing to take over the vacant spot, inlucing 2017 junior champion Tristan Renaud (Idylwilde G&CC), who will be looking to win the championship for the second time in three years.

The players will be arriving at Tangle Creek the day before the tournaments official start date. The seventeen year old course is widely acknowledged as not only one of the best in Barrie, but also in the entire Greater Toronto Area. In years past, the course has proved to be challenging for players with its quick fairways and steep elevations. It will be interesting to see how the players adapt to it’s conditions.

Tee time is set for 8:00am. For future results and information on the tournament, visit the official tournament page HERE

 

Ontario Junior (U19) Girls Championship

The Ontario Junior (U19) Girls Championship is set to kickoff July 15th at Galt Country Club. The best junior golfers in the province will head to the course to decide who the best female junior golfer in Ontario is.

It was Jasmine Ly (Kingsville GC) who was crowned victorious last year, scoring +2 to lead the tournament. Ly had an outstanding showing, never carding a score over 74, and without a doubt being the most consistent player on the course. Tayler Kehoe (West Haven G&CC) trailed Ly throughout the tournament but was never able to make a push for first.

Ly will also be away for the US Junior Championship, therefore not returning to defend her title. Although the first place spot open for the taking, it won’t be an easy path. With competition like Hailey McLaughlin, Ellie Szeryk, Brooke Rivers, and many more, the field will be the most competitive it’s been in years, and there’s no favourite heading into the four day affair.

The players will be arriving at Galt Country Club Sunday afternoon, the day before the first round, to warm up before the tournament gets underway. The 112 year old course has been a premier private club in southwestern Ontario for many years. With tree-lined fairways, and challenging holes, the course will be a test to the talented field. It will be fun to watch them navigate the tricky track.

Tee time is set for 8:00am. For future results and information on the tournament, visit the official tournament page HERE

About the Ontario Junior Boys & Girls (U19) Championship

The Ontario Junior (U19) Boys Championship is open to male golfers 18 years of age and under, who have qualified through one of six qualifiers held across the province earlier this season. The Ontario Junior Boys’ Championship was first contested in 1923 at the Summit Golf & Country Club. Past winners of the event include: Gerry Kesselring, Gary Cowan, Stu Hamilton, Mike Weir, Jon Mills and Albin Choi.

The Ontario Junior (U19) Girls Championship is contested annually and features Ontario’s best amateur female golfers age 18 and under. Established in 1927, The event has a wealth of notable past champions including: World Golf Hall of Fame member Marlene Streit, Sandra Post, Sue Hilton, Alena Sharp, Jennifer Kirby and Brooke Henderson.

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