Lansdowne, ON – Fantastic showings from our competitors on day one of the 2022 Ontario Juvenile Championship at Smugglers Glen Golf Course.
In the boy’s division, day one leader Rylan Hall (Whistle Bear Golf Club) put on a clinic at the course, shooting a 6-under (66) for his round. Hall cruised through the front nine today, sinking three birdies and an eagle. His strong round would set the pace for the rest of the day as he currently holds a 3-stroke lead heading into day two. Tied in second at 3-under (69) sit Jax Sisson (Pointe West Golf Club) and Team Ontario member Luke Smith (The Thornhill Club). Sisson and Smith ended their round with some momentum as they each fired a birdie on the 18th.
Team Ontario member Alissa Xu (Station Creek Golf Club) leads the girl’s division at the end of round one. Xu carded seven birdies on route to a (69) in round one. Xu is followed by familiar faces on the leaderboard, as Shauna Liu (Station Creek Golf Club) and fellow Team Ontario teammate Emma Hansen (Blue Springs Golf Club) finished round one tied in second after shooting even pars (72) on the day.
Competitors will be ready to go at it again early tomorrow for round two. Tee times will begin at 7:30 am Wednesday off of the first hole. For media coverage of the 2022 Ontario Juvenile 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 Juvenile (U17) Boys’ and Girls’ Championships
The Ontario Juvenile (U17) Boys’ Championship is a 54-hole competition featuring the province’s best junior golfers under 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 17, competing for the Sandra Post trophy. Past event champions include Sandra Post, Jessica Shepley, Alena Sharp, Stephanie Sherlock, Rebecca Lee-Bentham, current Team Canada member Katie Cranston, 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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