Wilkie and Hwang Claim the Ontario Peewee (U13) Girls and Boys Championships
Wasaga Beach, ON — The final round of the Ontario Peewee (U13) Championship got underway Tuesday morning under scattered showers and brisk winds from the scenic Marlwood G&CC. When the final putt rolled in, two days of very fun and exciting youth golf showcased some incredible emerging talent in Ontario.
The Peewee Girls side saw Bridget Wilkie (Bayview G&CC) take charge of the leaderboard, building a very large lead and running away with it on the back nine with some great play. Wilkie would shoot an impressive +1 (72) today to take the championship by 10 strokes. Coming in second place was Alexa Ouellet (Credit Valley G&CC) who shot a +13 (84) on the day. Tied for the bronze medal were Lea Lemieux (Timberwolf GC) and Hannah Lee (Cambridge GC). Lemieux shot a tidy +7 (78) while Lee carded a +16 (87).
Over on the Peewee Boys side, day one leader Jordan Hwang (York Downs G&CC) led early on, only to lose the lead briefly to Luke Smith (Thornhill GC), but then recover and hang on down the stretch. Hwang fired a +2 (73), his identical score as day one to capture the trophy by two strokes over Smith and Manav Bharani (Brampton GC). Smith shot a +3 (74) while Bharani fired a +4 (75). In fourth place was Gabriel Yazdani (London Hunt &CC) who carded a +3 (74) on his final round.
Golf Ontario strongly supports the development of Junior Golfers through our many initiatives that help Grow the Game! We enjoy being able to host championships like the Peewee Girls’ and Boys’ Championships to develop the talent of Junior Golfers in Ontario. Through participating in our events, we hope that junior golfers learn values that will help build them as golfers, and citizens for years to come.” – Mike Kelly, Executive Director of Golf Ontario
Golf Ontario would like to thank Marlwood G&CC, along with their staff and volunteers for hosting the event. Thanks also to the Golf Ontario volunteers for their continued support of golf in the province.
Marlwood G&CC, the host course was built in 1928. Originally 9 holes changing over time most recently accommodating a modern housing development now boasts 18 fun holes. It is known as the favorite choice for many of the locals due to the mix of scenery, challenge and playability.
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About the Ontario Peewee Championship
The Ontario Peewee Championship made its debut in 2015. The tournament is open to boys and girls who are younger than 13 years of age as of Aug. 1.
About Golf Ontario
Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization and is focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 450 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the 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.