Kingsville, ON – Spectators were in for a treat at Kingsville Golf & Country Club today for the final round of the 2022 Ontario Junior Girls Championship.
Clinching her very first Ontario tournament win, Swetha Sathish (Hidden Lake Golf Club) deservedly claims the 2022 Junior Girls Champion title after four fantastic rounds of golf this week.
Sathish demonstrated her strong composure today as she would comfortably hold her lead throughout the entire final round. With two bogeys to begin the day, Sathish did not seem bothered and would bounce back with two late birdies to finish even par (72) on the day and for the tournament (288). One of her birdies came on the 18th hole, where she would drop her tee shot within a foot of the hole to nearly hole-out to end the tournament. Players, parents, volunteers and other audience members at the 18th green erupted as the ball rolled towards the pin. Sathish tapped in the easy putt for her second birdie of the day and would welcome a massive ovation from what seemed like every individual on the course.
Team Ontario member Sarah Gallagher (Trafalgar Golf & Country Club) also had a terrific week. Gallagher finished 6-over (294) for the tournament and took home the Silver Medal after finishing even par (72) in rounds three and four. Kelly Zhao (Station Creek Golf Course) took home the Bronze Medal, finishing 8-over (296) for the week.
Golf Ontario would like to thank the players, staff, and volunteers for supporting the Ontario Junior Girls Championship. A huge thank you to Kingsville Golf & Country Club for hosting this incredible event. Lastly, a huge thanks to our sponsors and partners; Adidas, Taylor Made, Golf Talk Canada, Play Golf Myrtle Beach, Humber College, StrackaLine, HUB International, BioSteel, Golf Genius, Modern Golf, Dormie, Durham Artificial Grass, Foresight Sports Canada, Baka, Nikon, and Sport Travel. We’re always grateful for all your continued support.
For media coverage of the Ontario Junior Girls (U19) 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 Junior (U19) Girls’ Championship
First contested in 1927, the Ontario Junior (U19) Girls’ Championship features Ontario’s best amateur female golfers aged 18 and under. The event consists of 72 holes of stroke play competition. The championship has a rich history of young Ontarians who have had successful golf careers, such as World Golf Hall of Fame member Marlene Stewart Streit (1951, 1952). Other notable winners include, Sandra Post (1965, 1966), Sue Hilton (1962), Alena Sharp (1997, 1998), Jessica Shepley (2001), Jennifer Kirby (2008, 2009), and Brooke Henderson (2011, 2012).
About Golf Ontario
Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance, and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 500 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to Shaping Lives Through Golf.
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