Team Ontario members lead the way in both boy’s and girl’s leaderboards
Lansdowne, ON – A tight race atop the leaderboard through two rounds of the 2022 Ontario Juvenile Championship at Smugglers Glen Golf Course.
Team Ontario member and recently crowned 2022 Junior Match Play Champion Luke Smith (The Thornhill Club) leaped into first place today after shooting his second 69 of the tournament. Smith currently sits at 6-under (138) and will be looking to claim his second championship victory of the week. Jax Sisson (Pointe West Golf Club) holds the second place spot at 4-under (140), while day one leader Rylan Hall (Whistle Bear Golf Club) stays within striking distance at 3-under (141).
Another Team Ontario member leads the pack in the girl’s division, as Alissa Xu (Station Creek Golf Club) holds a 2-stroke lead going into the final round. Closely behind her in second place sits Shauna Liu (Station Creek Golf Club), who is 1-over (145), followed by Team O member Emma Hansen (Blue Springs Golf Club) at 3-over (147).
Congratulations to Michelle Ding (Station Creek Golf Club) on today’s particular highlight on the course. She made a hole-in-one on the second hole, a 148-yard par 3.
With the race for the number one spot coming down to the wire, competitors will have one more chance to prove that they deserve the trophy in tomorrow’s final round. Tee times will begin at 7:30 am Thursday off of the first hole.
For additional 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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