Storms Greeted Round 2 of the Ontario Junior (U19) Boys’ Championship

Cambridge, ON – The Ontario Junior (U19) Boys’ Championship was greeted by morning showers at Whistle Bear Golf Club, with a chance of thunderstorms heading into the afternoon. As the storm passed through Cambridge, competitors experienced a 45-minute weather delay. Resuming play at 11:05 a.m.., players were welcomed by sunny skies in the afternoon.

 

Round two was critical for competitors looking to make a run at the title, as cuts to the low 48 plus ties will take place tonight. Holding his position at the top of the leaderboard after a competitive second round is James Newton (Royal Ottawa Golf Club) with a flawless five-under round (135). Tailing just three strokes behind is Team Ontario squad member, Ben MacLean (Cherry Hill Club), with teammate Owen Kim (Blue Springs GC) one stroke off (139).

 

With moving day taking place tomorrow, T4 players Matthew Rastogi (Meadowbrook GC), Oscar Feschuk (Scarboro G&CC), Domenic De Luca (Public Player), and Sam Hogan (Rattlesnake Point GC) will be looking to take advantage of their two-stroke back positions. Competitors Graem Costigan (Galt CC) and Jeffrey Fang (Station Creek GC) hold in top ten heading into round three as well.

 

Tune into our social media channels to follow live updates from round three, which tees off at 7:30a.m. Wednesday morning. 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.

 

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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