Ontario Juvenile (U17) Championship Set to Get Underway

London, ON — The Ontario Juvenile Boys & Girls Championships are days away from kick off at the beautiful Greenhills GC. From August 20th to 22nd, the championship will host the best juvenile players in the province as they try to claim the title, and crown themselves champions.

 

Juvenile (U17) Boys Championship

The Ontario Juvenile Boys Championship is set to kick of on August 20th, where the field will take to Greenhills GC for a chance of tasting victory. Last year, it was Ethan Cardwell (Oshawa G&CC) who took took it home after going to the distance with Michael Ikejiani (Barrie CC). The two tied things up on 18 with fantastic putts, pushing each other to extra holes, and things weren’t decided until the 23rd hole of the day where Cardwell used his home course knowledge to finally make the deciding shot to win the tournament.

Cardwell will be returning this year to defend his title, but despite being the early favourite heading into the tournament, it won’t be an easy path. With players like Team Ontario’s Peter Blazevic (Greystone GC), Thomas Latter (Credit Valley G&CC), Junior Boys Match Player champion Kavith Ranchagoda (Beacon Hill G&CC) and many more, the competition is tougher than ever, and there’s no way of picking a clear winner.

The talented field will arrive at Greenhills GC on August 19th, a day before the tournament gets underway. The 44-year-old course has stood the test of time, balancing challenging greens and roomy fairways as it winds along the banks of Dingham Creek.

Tee time is set for 7:30 am. For future results and information on the tournament, visit the official tournament page HERE

 

Juvenile (U17) Girls Championship

The Ontario Juvenile Girls Championship is set to kick off on August 20th, where the field will take to Greenhills GC for a chance to become a champion. Last year, it was Hailey McLaughlin (Granite GC) who came out on top after a solid final round to steal the lead from Brooke Rivers (Brampton GC). Scoring 72 on the last day, McLaughlin was able to capitalize on the struggles from others as the course continued to push players scores higher than usual.

With McLaughlin not returning this year, the top spot is vacant, giving the talented field a chance for glory. With players like Junior Girls Match Play champion Ella Weber (Rattlesnake Point GC), Sarah Gallagher (Blue Springs GC), Bantam Girls champion Alexa Ouellet (Credit Valley G&CC) and many more, the field will be extremely competitive.

The talented field will arrive at Greenhills GC on August 19th, a day before the tournament gets underway. The 44-year-old course has stood the test of time, balancing challenging greens and roomy fairways as it winds along the banks of Dingham Creek.

Tee time is set for 7:30 am. For future results and information on the tournament, visit the official tournament page HERE

 

About the Ontario Juvenile Boys and Girls’ Championships
The Ontario Juvenile Boys’ Championship is a 54-hole competition that features the province’s best junior golfers under the age of 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 Girls’ Championship features the province’s best junior golfers under the age of 17 competing for the Sandra Post Trophy. Past champions of the event include Sandra Post, Jessica Shepley, Alena Sharp, Stephanie Sherlock, and Rebecca Lee-Bentham.

 

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Ryan MacKenzie

rmackenzie@gao.ca

Aug
19