Junior Boys Take On Whistle Bear – Round 1 Recap

Cambridge, ON – Round one of the 2021 Ontario Junior (U19) Boys’ Championship kicked off today at the stunning Whistle Bear Golf Club. With the course in spectacular condition, competitors battled winds sweeping through the old farm property and warm temperatures as humidity remain high.

 

Leading the pack after round one is Cherry Hills Club’s, Ben MacLean, and Royal Ottawa Golf Club’s, James Newton, in a tie at 4-under (68). The 2022 grads have a one-stroke lead on Matthew Rastogi (Meadowbrook GC), Oscar Feschuk (Scarboro G&CC), Domenic De Luca (Public Player), and Owen Kim (Blue Springs GC), all sitting at T3 with 69. Team Ontario players in the top 10 following the round are MacLean, Kim, and Michael Weber (Rattlesnake Point GC), with past squad member Jeffrey Fang (Station Creek GC) joining them at T7.

 

Round two will be vital for competitors as they look to make the cut of 48 plus ties heading into round three. In addition, Golf Canada has allotted 25 quota spots for the top Ontario Junior Boys to compete at the 2021 Canadian Junior Boys’ Championship. The Ontario Junior (U19) Boys’ Championship winner will receive an exemption into the 2021 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship.

 

Catch the action from Round 2 of the championship tomorrow at 7:30a.m… Leaderboard information, pairings, and tee times can be found on our Golf Genius page. For media coverage of the Ontario Junior (U19) Boys’ Championship, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook page and view photo albums.

 

About the Ontario Junior (U19) Boys’ Championship

First contested in 1923, the Ontario Junior (U19) Boys’ Championship is open to male golfers 18 years of age and under, who have earned entry through one of our qualifiers held across the province, or earned exemptions from prior achievements. The event consists of 72 holes of stroke play competition. Past winners of the event include: Gerry Kesselring, Gary Cowan, Stu Hamilton, Mike Weir, Jon Mills and Albin Choi.

 

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Key Provincial Competitions Protocols/Restrictions (as of July 21st, **subject to change)

  • At all times, and in all places, 2-metre physical distancing should be respected.
  • Coaches and spectators are permitted at Golf Ontario Championships and Qualifiers with capacity limits. Spectators must check-in at registration, complete a wellness check and pick up accreditation before being allowed on the course.

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

 

For more information please contact:

Brianna Christopher,
Assistant, Marketing Communications, Golf Ontario;
BChristopher@gao.ca

 

Peter MacKellar,
Manager, Marketing and Communications, Golf Ontario;
PMacKellar@gao.ca

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