Brantford, ON – With torrential downpour through the evening into the early morning, the Walter Gretzky Municipal Golf Course was luckily in good condition. Despite the rain, the course drained well and was very playable for round one of the Ontario Junior (U19) Girls’ Spring Classic.
Taking the early lead is Nyah Kelly (Lindsay G&CC) with a smooth four-under round (68). Following closely in second with three-under is Lauren Zaretsky (Ladies Golf Club of Toronto) after six birdies for a round of 69. The third-place leader, Mia Wong, from Granite Golf Club went two-under in today’s round.
Players to keep an eye on heading into round two of the Junior Girls Spring Classic is Ashley Lafontaine (Royal Ottawa GC), who is fresh off a USGA Junior Amateur qualifier, runner-up of the 2021 Women’s Match Play Championship, and tied at even-par for fourth with Emma Hansen (Blue Springs GC). The 2020 Ontario Peewee Girls’ Champion, Michelle Xing (Public Player), is another player to watch for as she holds in sixth with a four-way tie. Team Ontario athletes off to a good start are Alissa Xu (Station Creek GC) with one over-par, and T15 players Alessandra Nagayo (Public Player) and Bo Brown (Blue Springs GC) with a round of 75.
Tee time for Round 2 on Sunday, June 27th is set for 12:00 p.m.. Leaderboard information, pairings, and tee times can be found on our Golf Genius page. For media coverage of the Ontario Junior (U19) Girls’ Spring Classic, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook page to view our photo albums.
About the Junior Spring Classic (U19) Championships
The Junior Spring Classic (U19) Championship is contested annually over the Victoria Day long weekend and features many of Ontario’s best male and female junior golfers. The field of competitors gained entry to the competition through a qualifying process earlier in the season.
Key Provincial Competitions Protocols/Restrictions (as of May 31st, **subject to change)
- At all times, and in all places, 2-metre physical distancing must be respected.
- No Caddies permitted except for the Ontario Disability Championship.
- No spectators, including coaches, are permitted (**Exceptions: Players 18 & under may have one accompanying adult).
- Restricted field sizes (see individual championship websites)
Click here for the full version of the Championship protocols. **These protocols are subject to change as new guidance is received from the government.
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