July Championship Headlines (Season In Review)
In this installment of the 2021 Season in Review, we are reminiscing on the quieter month of Championship play in July, with many qualifiers for competitions still taking place.
Ontario Junior (U19) Boys’ Championship
Whistle Bear Golf Club
July 26th to 29th
In partnership with Whistle Bear GC, along with the support of PGA Tour player Michael Gligic, donations from the registration of the 2021 Ontario Junior Boys’ Championship went to the Waterloo Region Chapter of Autism Ontario. These proceeds will be used to develop and fund programming focused on healthy, active lifestyle opportunities for those with autism.
The 2021 Junior Boys Championship saw athletes from the following qualifiers in attendance: Silver Lakes G&CC, Lively GC, Kawartha G&CC, Listowel GC, Upper Canada GC, and Cambridge GC. For leaderboard information on qualifiers, click the golf course name.
Weather delays seemed to be the theme of the 99th Ontario Junior (U19) Boys’ Championship, as Whistle Bear Golf Club experienced an early morning storm creating a 70-minute delay in tee times heading into the final round.
With stellar play, the newly crowned Ontario Junior (U19) Boys’ Champion was James Newton (Royal Ottawa GC). Shooting 68, 67, 70, and 67 over the four rounds left Newton with a clean 16-under total (272). The Royal Ottawa Golf Club player fired 24 birdies to give him a 13-stroke lead over silver medalist Ben MacLean (Cherry Hill). MacLean completed the championship with a tough closing round of 79 (285). Taking home bronze medalist hardware in a four-way tie was Shawn Sehra (Kingsville G&CC), Isaiah Ibit (Greyhawk GC), Sam Hogan (Rattlesnake Point GC), and Graem Costigan (Galt CC).
To view the leaderboards from the 2021 Ontario Junior (U19) Boys’ Championship, visit our Golf Genius page.
For media coverage, 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.
Next week we examine an extremely busy August which held the Ontario Junior Girls, the Ontario Senior Women’s, the Ontario Men’s Amateur, the Ontario Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur, the Ontario Juvenile and Bantam, and the Ontario Peewee Championship.
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