Junior Girls' Championship Kingsville G&CC

Tight Race on Day 1 of 2022 Ontario Junior Girls Championship from Kingsville G&CC

Kingsville, ON – Kingsville Golf & Country Club was in gorgeous condition for round one of the 2022 Ontario Junior Girls (U19) Championship. Competitors played strong golf today, battling against the swirling wind and sunny skies.

At the end of day one, Swetha Sathish (Hidden Lake Golf Club) and Jillian Friyia (Highland Country Club) lead the field, finishing even par (72). Trailing the leaders at 1-over are Kelly Zhao (Station Creek Golf Club) and Sonya Weerasinghe (Meadowbrook Golf Club). Another competitor to keep an eye out for this week is Team Ontario member Tara O’Connor (Whistle Bear Golf Club). O’Connor finished in the top-10 at last year’s event and is tied in eighth after round one, sitting just three strokes behind our leaders.

Special congratulations to Vanessa Ardovini (Roseland Golf & Curling Club), with an incredible moment on the course today, making a hole-in-one on 16.

The girls will tee off round two at 7:30 am tomorrow, using holes one and ten. 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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