Cambridge Golf Club to Host the Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys’ & Girls’ Championship

Cambridge, ON – Taking to the course from August 31st to September 1st at Cambridge Golf Club, Golf Ontario will welcome the Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys’ and Girls’ Championship. This championship will also see Golf Ontario crown a winner for the Ontario Peewee (U13) Boys’ and Girls’ Championship.

 

Cambridge Golf Club is a “mature golf course with beautifully manicured fairways and greens, with two new holes that have been back in play for the last two seasons”, said Head Professional at Cambridge Golf Club, Carla Munch-Miranda, when asked to describe the course. “Being a mature golf course, it is a little tighter now, so players need to be on their game and be sure of their placement on the tee”, as the long narrow fairways offer a challenge before the defensive greens come into play. In viewing the course layout, players will find that hole six is rated the hardest hole on the course, with bunkers and fescue surrounding the green. Having hosted one of the Junior (U19) Boys’ qualifiers in July, our “volunteers are ready and the members are excited to host the event and be a part of the championship atmosphere”.

 

The Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys’ Championship will consist of athletes from the following two qualifiers: Sawmill Golf Club (August 14) and Lakeridge Links Golf Club (August 26). For leaderboard information on qualifiers, please click the golf course name. Golf Ontario will also recognize the Ontario Peewee (U13) Boys’ Champion at this competition. The field of 54 Boys’ is expected to be strong, as the winner of the 2019 Ontario Peewee Boys’ Championship, Jordan Hwang (York Downs G&CC), looks to challenge the winners of the qualifiers for the championship title.

 

As for the Ontario Bantam (U15) Girls’ Championship, it will consist of athletes from the following two qualifiers: Sawmill Golf Club (August 14) and Lakeridge Links Golf Club (August 26). Golf Ontario will also recognize the Ontario Peewee (U13) Girls’ Champion at this competition. Players to keep an eye on include the winner of the 2019 Ontario Peewee Girls’ Championship, Vanessa Borovilos (Weston G&CC), and the 2019 Ontario Bantam Girls’ Champion, Alexa Ouellet (Weston G&CC), as they return to the field looking for another title.

 

We are also excited to have introduced a Front Line Workers donation program this year as part of our registration process, to give back to the local communities we will be playing in. The Front Line Workers donations from the Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys’ and Girls’ Championship will be donated to Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation.

 

First tee off of the day for round one on August 31st is set for 9:30 a.m. To follow the leaderboard, click here for the Boys’ and here for the Girls’.

 

About The Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys’ Championship

First contested in 1929, the Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys’ Championship is a 36-hole competition featuring the top Bantam (U15) male golfers from across the province. Past Champions include Ontario Golf Hall of Fame members Bob Panasiuk (1955) and Kelly Roberts (1966) as well as former Team Canada member Johnny Travale (2015).

 

About The Ontario Bantam (U15) Girls’ Championship

First contested in 2003, the Ontario Bantam (U15) Girls’ Championship is a 36-hole competition featuring the top Bantam (U15) female Golfers from across the province competing for the Cathy Sherk Trophy. Notable past champions include Jennifer Kirby, Augusta James and Chloe Currie.

 

Key Provincial Competitions Protocols/Restrictions (subject to change)

  • No caddies permitted. (all events)
  • No spectators, including coaches and media, permitted. (**Exception: Players 18 & Under may have one accompanying adult)
  • No motorized carts permitted. (**Exception: Single rider carts only for Senior & Disability Championships)
  • All events will be a single tee start – no shotguns or split tees.
  • Restricted field numbers. (see individual championships)
  • Qualifiers will have limited field sizes. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Click here for the full version of the Championship protocols. **These protocols are subject to change as new guidance is received from the government.

 

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Brianna Christopher, Assistant, Marketing Communications.

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Peter MacKellar, Manager, Marketing and Communications.
Golf Ontario
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