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Hamilton Goes Low to Top Field at Nike Golf Junior Series

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Fenwick, Ont. (April 23, 2011) – As the afternoon skies began to clear, Blair Hamilton was making the turn at the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) Nike Golf Junior Series event at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club in Fenwick, Ont. With hopes of qualifying for the Stephen Ames Cup in August in Calgary, Alta., a team which he was a member of last season that travelled to Trinidad, Hamilton made his statement shooting a final round 66 (-5) to capture the first event on the 2011 CJGA Ontario tournament schedule.

“I had a good start to the round and really kept my composure on the golf course today” stated Hamilton. “I was in the game mentally and knew I would have to do something special today to be in contention. It feels really nice to start the season off with a victory” added Hamilton. “It would be great to return to the Stephen Ames Cup this year in Canada”. 
Brendan Gibson of Jerseyville, Ont. held the clubhouse lead for a short time after carding a final round 67 (-4). After opening with two bogeys to start his round and making the turn at even par, Gibson turned it up on the back nine carding a four under par score to finish runner-up in the competitive division. A trio of players, Josh Whalen of Napanee, Ont., Christopher Lancaster of Ancaster, Ont. and first round leader Matthew Capern of Oakville, Ont. all finished in a tie for third place six stroke back of the winner. 
Kyle MacDonald of Oakville, Ont. had a spectacular final round to capture the Boys 14 & Under division closing out with a 69 (-2). “I was nervous starting the day but really settled down after a birdie on the fifth” said MacDonald. “I had all my clubs working for me today, and mentally I was in the zone” he added. “This is one of my favourite golf courses and it was a great round of golf for me today.” Gavin McQueenie of Toronto, Ont. moved his way up the leader board in the final round after shooting a 72 (+1) and finished tied for second with first round leader Jacob Lehman of Guelph, Ont. after his final round 77 (+6) for a 153 two day total.
In the Girls division, Alyssa Getty of Leamington, Ont. led wire to wire to capture her first divisional title in her first start closing out with a 77 (+4) in the final round. “My iron play was definitely my strength this weekend” said Getty following her victory. “I hit 16 of 18 green today which I was really pleased with, I just wish I had a bit more success with my putter” she added. Ottawa native Marlies Klekner-Alt was able to jump up the leader board in the final round after a back nine 35 (-1) moved her to runner-up position finishing seven stroke back of Getty. Grace Chung finished the two day event in third place after a final round 79 (+6), finishing ten stroke off the pace.
Lexus Skills Competition
Long Drive
Boys 15-19: Matthew Weir
Boys 14 & Under: Gavin McQueenie
Girls: Corinne Grans-Wood
Closest to the Pin
Boys 15-19: Kyle Burns
Boys 14 & Under: Daniel Knapp
Girls: Grace Chung
About Nike Golf Canada
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About the CJGA
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada.. The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is dedicated to providing Canada's junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf. Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit
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