Milton, ON – Swetha Sathish (Hidden Lake Golf Club) and Jager Pain (Golf Canada Club – Ontario) both got off to hot starts at Trafalgar Golf & Country Club in round one of the 2022 Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys & Girls Championship.
In the Girls Division, Sathish leads the field after a low score of 69 in round one. Sathish demonstrated minor struggles on the front nine; however, she would redeem herself by making four birdies on the back. Sitting in second is Reese Allyson Ng (Players Club – Ottawa), who sits only 3-strokes back at 1-over (72). She’s followed by Michelle Xing (Station Creek Golf Club), Angela Cai (Heron Point Golf Links) and Bridget Yu (Golf Canada Club – Ontario), who are all tied in third at 2-over (73).
In the Boys Division, Pain started the round scorching hot, nailing two birdies through 5 holes. Pain would maintain his lead, finishing 1-under (70) for the round. Just behind in second place sits Matthew Gray (Sawmill Golf Course), who finished even par (71) on the day, followed by Dawson Lew (Players Club – Markham), ending up 1-over (72).
As round one comes to a close, it’s shaping up to be a tight race for the coveted hardware in tomorrow’s final round. Both the Boys and Girls will tee off at 8:00 am Wednesday, off of holes one and ten. For media coverage of the 2022 Ontario Bantam Boys and Girls Championship, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook Page to view our photo albums. To follow along with the leaderboard, visit our Golf Genius Page.
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
Since 2003, the Ontario Bantam (U15) Girls’ Championship has featured 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.
About Golf Ontario
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