Port Hope, ON – Golfers fought through their rounds of 16 and 8 today, on day 2 of the 2022 Ontario Junior Boys and Girls Match Play Championship at Port Hope Golf and Country Club.
Team Ontario member Luke Smith (The Thornhill Club) cruised through his matches today, finishing the round of sixteen 6 & 5 and later the round of eight 3 & 2. Facing Smith in the final four tomorrow is Gregor Lawson (Shelburne Golf & Country Club). With his round of 8 match all square after 18 holes, Lawson would win on the first playoff hole and secure his spot in the semi-finals. The other semi-final matchup tomorrow features Domenic De Luca (The National Golf Club of Canada) and Adam Brenton (Galt Country Club). De Luca would win his quarter-final matchup 2UP, while Brenton secured his win with a putt on the 18th hole.
In the girl’s division, Team Ontario’s Emma Hansen (Blue Springs Golf Club) finished 1UP after a tight finish on 18. She will face 2022 Bantam Champion Michelle Xing (Station Creek Golf Club), who played some fantastic golf today, finishing her quarter-final round 5 & 4. The other match will feature Rozlyn Rooke (Blue Springs Golf Club) and Shauna Liu (Station Creek Golf Club) after strong performances in their quarter-final matchups.
The semi-finals and finals will be played tomorrow, with tee times beginning at 8:00 am. For media coverage of the 2022 Ontario Junior Boys and Girls Match Play Championship, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook Page to view our photo albums. For Ontario Junior (U19) Boys Match Play Championship information, visit this Golf Genius Page. Information for the Ontario Junior (U19) Girls Match Play Championship can be found on this Golf Genius Page.
About the Ontario Junior Boys & Girls (U19) Championship
The Junior Boys’ Match Play Championship has been contested since 1998, featuring Ontario’s top amateur male golfers age 18 and under. Results from four qualifiers determine the field. Notable past champions include Matt McQuillan, Justin Shin, Stephane Dubois, and Jon Boncoddo.
The Ontario Junior (U19) Girls Match Play Championship is contested annually and features Ontario’s top 32 amateur female golfers aged 18 and under. Players can earn their way into the championship through the Jr. Girls Spring Classic and the Ontario Jr. Girls Championship. Notable past champions include Alena Sharp, Stefi Markovich, Christina Yoon, Elizabeth Tong and Grace St-Germain.
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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