Uxbridge, ON – Over the next couple of weeks, Golf Ontario will be conducting its provincial championships, showcasing the young aspiring golf generation. From August 23rd to 25th, Roseland Golf and Curling Club will welcome the Team Goran Ontario Juvenile (U17) and Bantam (U15) Boys and Girls Championships, presented by St. Clair College. “Team Goran RE/MAX Care Realty is proud to be the Title Sponsor of this year’s Juvenile U17 and Bantam U15 Provincial Championship. We truly believe in uplifting and supporting the next generation of golf greats in Ontario!”
General Manager and PGA of Canada Head Golf Professional, Dave Deluzio, says “it’s been a hot summer down here in Windsor and the course is in fantastic shape! It’s in condition that is ideal for tournaments and a tournament of this stature, a provincial event.” The 18-hole championship Donald Ross designed golf course will offer “a fantastic test of golf. It’s almost 100-years-old, but it stands the test of time and it’s a really special place. It’s one of only ten Ross designed courses in Canada and it’s the only municipal designed Ross course.” Deluzio looks forward to showcasing Roseland G&CC to the young players from across the province.
Windsor’s Mayor, Drew Dilkens, also expressed his excitement. “Windsor is delighted to welcome the Golf Ontario Juvenile U17 and Bantam U15 championships to Roseland Golf and Curling Club. Our community is looking forward to greeting the best young golfers in Ontario, who will compete at our city’s premier public golf facility. We invite players and organizers to enjoy their leisure time by visiting the many beautiful parks and lively outdoor patios that our vibrant community has to offer.”
The 2021 Ontario Juvenile and Bantam Championships will see athletes from the following qualifiers in attendance: Batteau Creek Golf Club, Cambridge Golf Club, Lakeridge Links Golf Club, and Shelburne Golf and Country Club. For leaderboard information on qualifiers, click the golf course name. A cut will be made after 36-holes of competition based on final gender field sizes, with a minimum of the top six Bantam boys and top six Bantam girls remaining for the final round on Wednesday, August 25th.
Competitors in the boys’ field to watch for include 2020 Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys’ Champion, Cale Marontate (Kingsville G&CC), and 2019 Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys’ and 2020 Ontario Juvenile (U17) Boys’ Champion, Andreas Diogenous (Whistle Bear GC). Additional notables include 2019 Ontario Peewee (U13) Boys’ Champion, Jordan Hwang (Emerald Hills G&CC), 2021 Ontario Junior Boys Spring Classic Champion, Owen Kim (Blue Springs GC), and 2021 Canadian Juvenile Boys’ silver medalist, Eric Zhao (Bayview G&CC)
On the girls’ side, 2020 Peewee (U13) Girls’ Champion, Michelle Xing (Public Player), will be in attendance with 2019 Bantam (U15) Girls Champion, Alex Ouellet (Weston G&CC). Other strong competitors to keep an eye on include Krystal Li (Summit G&CC), Ella Weber (Rattlesnake Point GC), Shauna Liu (Station Creek GC), and Emily McKee (Rattlesnake Point GC), who have all had a strong performance in 2021.
Action from the championship will tee off at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, August 23rd. For qualifying, pin locations, tee times, and leaderboard information check out our Golf Genius webpage here. Players can also tour the Roseland course by viewing drone footage here.
About the Ontario Juvenile (U17) Boys’ and Girls’ Championships
The Ontario Juvenile (U17) Boys’ Championship is a 54-hole competition that features the province’s best junior golfers under the age of 17, competing for the Mike Weir trophy. Notable past champions include Josh Whalen, Brandon Ng, Tim McCutcheon, Peter R. Knechtel, Bob Panasiuk, and Gary Cowan.
The Ontario Juvenile (U17) Girls’ Championship features the province’s best junior golfers under the age of 17, competing for the Sandra Post trophy. Past champions of the event include Sandra Post, Jessica Shepley, Alena Sharp, Stephanie Sherlock, and Rebecca Lee-Bentham.
About The Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys’ Championship
First contested in 1929, the Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys’ Championship is a 36-hole competition featuring the top Bantam (U15) male golfers from across the province, competing for the James H. Peacock trophy. Past Champions include Ontario Golf Hall of Fame members Bob Panasiuk (1955) and Kelly Roberts (1966), as well as Team Canada National Amateur Squad member Johnny Travale (2015).
About The Ontario Bantam (U15) Girls’ Championship
First contested in 2003, the Ontario Bantam (U15) Girls’ Championship is a 36-hole competition featuring the top Bantam (U15) female golfers from across the province, competing for the Cathy Sherk Trophy. Notable past champions include Jennifer Kirby, Augusta James, and Chloe Currie.
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Key Provincial Competitions Protocols/Restrictions (as of July 21st, **subject to change)
- At all times, and in all places, 2-metre physical distancing should be respected.
- Coaches and spectators are permitted at Golf Ontario Championships and Qualifiers with capacity limits. Spectators must check-in at registration, complete a wellness check and pick up accreditation before being allowed on the course.
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