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CJGA Concludes Linkster Event at Highland Gate

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Aurora, Ont. (June 7, 2011) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) concluded the fifth event on the Ontario Junior Linkster Tour this past weekend at Highland Gate Golf Club in Aurora, Ont. Sunny skies and warm weather made it a perfect day for competition. Participants navigated the difficult golf course Sunday afternoon while learning the fundamentals of competitive golf. Experience on the CJGA tour came in handy as familiar names took home the title in all five divisions.

Henry Moon of Thornhill, Ont. picked up his second victory of the year in the Boys 11-13 division. He shot an 84 (+15) to win by two shots. Alexandre Matheson had his best result of the season thus far, finishing second after firing an 86 (+17). Kyle Tumblod of Mississauga, Ont. ended three shots off the lead to round out the top three.
Dee Xie of Toronto had the best round of the day in the Boys 9-10 division. He shot an 83 (+14) to capture his second win of the season and remain atop the Order of Merit standings. Eli Mathew of Waterloo, Ont. and Carlito Reyes of Markham, Ont. finished in a tie for second place. This was the best result of the season for both players
In the Boys 8 & Under division, Christian Leduc of Innisfil, Ont. shot a 1-under-par 34 to claim the title. He had four birdies on the day, including back-to-back on No. 2 and 3. This is his first win of the year after finishing runner-up in Acton, Ont. Burlington natives Peter Blazevic and Adam Kalwies finished in a tie for second.
Monet Chun of Toronto won back-to-back tournaments in the Girls 10-13 division. After carding a nine on the first hole, she went on to shoot an impressive 81 (+12) to win by four shots. Hometown favourite Sonia Nagindas birdied the final hole of the day and finished in second place. Playing in her first event of the year, she is looking to build off her successful 2010 golf season. Jennifer Yoon of Oakville, Ont. rounded out the top three.
Alyssa DiMarcantonio of Maple, Ont. defended her title in the Girls 9 & Under division. She carded birdies on No. 4 and 8 en route to a 3-over-par 38 to win her first event of the season. Hailey McLaughlin of Markham, Ont. was three shots back in second. Lauren Johnson of Barrie finished 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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