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CJGA Wraps-Up Double Qualifier in Red Deer

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Red Deer, Alta. (May 30, 2011) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) concluded the final round of the Nike Golf Junior Series/Stephen Ames Cup Qualifier yesterday at River Bend Golf & Recreation Area in Red Deer, Alta. Participants, playing on the par-72 Championship course, were trying to earn spots into two prestigious CJGA national events. The Nike Golf Junior Championship is a 54-hole tournament consisting of qualifying winners from around the country. The Stephen Ames Cup pins CJGA Team Canada against Trinidad and Tobago in a Ryder-Cup-style event.

Hometown favourite Brett Pasula of Red Deer, Alta. captured the title in the Boys 14 & Under division. He had two rounds of 71 and 75 to finish the event at 146 (+2). He had five birdies in the final round and carded an eagle on No. 7 Saturday. Andrew Brown of Calgary had back-to-back birdies on No. 2 and 3 yesterday to finish two shots behind Pasula in second. Michael Pruss of Red Deer, Alta. finished in third place.

In the Boys 15-19 division, Kieran Stranden of Edmonton shot two blistering rounds of 69 to win the championship. He had four birdies and an eagle Sunday to finish the tournament at -6 (138). Red Deer native Matt Codd finished eight shots behind Stranden in second place at +2 (146). Derek Roach of Calgary had rounds of 76 and 72 to finish in third.
 
Megan Paul of Calgary won her first tournament of the season in the Girls 11-19 division. She shot consistent rounds of 81 and 82 for a 163 (+19) two-day total. Bria Jansen of Cochrane, Alta. and Kelsey Major of Calgary finished in a tie for second while Sarah Nishide of Qualicum Beach, B.C. ended the day in third.
 
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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Greg DeClara
Media and Communications Assistant
Canadian Junior Golf Association
P: 1-877-508-1069 x224
greg.declara@cjga.com
 

5/30/2011

 

   
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