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Bowie, Seys, and Getty Capture Titles at Nike Golf Junior Series Event

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Ajax, Ont. (May 1, 2011) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) concluded the final round of the Nike Golf Junior Series/ Stephen Ames Cup Qualifier today at Deer Creek Golf Club in Ajax, Ont. Golfers battled through tough course conditions Sunday after near-perfect weather started the tournament yesterday afternoon.

Brendan Seys of Port Lambton, Ont. led wire-to-wire to capture the title in the Boys 14 & Under division. He played consistent golf both rounds, firing a 77 this afternoon for a 153 (+13) total. Seys had two birdies on the day, finishing the front nine even-par 35. “Putting and driving were my strengths this weekend,” he says. “On number 7, I came up 15-feet short on the green and left myself a difficult putt. I was able to sink that for par and it gave me confidence with my putter throughout the rest of the round.” Sam McNulty of Port Perry, Ont. finished second, carding a 160 (+20) two-day total. Christian Poirier of Mississauga, Ont. finished third, only two-shots behind McNulty.
Russell Bowie of Mississauga, Ont. had the two best rounds of the tournament winning the Boys 15-19 championship in his first CJGA tournament. He played steady this afternoon, shooting a 5-over-par 75 for a 145 (+5) total. “The course was pretty good overall this weekend,” he says. “Yesterday was my first round of the year and I was pleased with how I performed. I didn’t miss the fairway all day which gave me a good shot at almost every hole. The course was punishing in the middle but I was able to play well.” There was a three-way tie for second with Sam Brown of Scarborough, Ont., Andrew Staniland of Newmarket, Ont. and Michael Fama of Maple, Ont all finishing with a 162 (+22) score.
Alyssa Getty of Leamington, Ont. took home her second championship of the year in the Girls 15-19 division. She carded two-straight birdies on 12 and 13 to shoot an even-par 35 on the back nine. Adding her 75 to yesterday’s score, Getty finished with a 153 (+13) total. “I didn’t feel like I performed my best today, but I’m happy with the win,” she says. “My driving was the best part of my game. I was consistent with it and was able to stay out of trouble. The course layout was difficult but I gutted it out for the win.” Madelyn Piccininni of Toronto finished second while Claire O’Neil of Etobicoke, Ont. ended the tournament in third place.
Lexus Skills Competition
 
Long Drive
Boys 15-19: Russell Bowie
Boys 14 & Under: Kevin Thavaratnam
Girls: Alyssa Getty
 
Closest to the Pin
Boys 15-19: Austin Giroux
Boys 14 & Under: Swade Hall
Girls: Sukriti Harjai
 
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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 www.cjga.com.
 
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Founding Partner, LEXUS.

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