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Juniors Compete at PUMA Challenge/US Kids Qualifying Event in Quebec

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Ile Bizard, Que. (June 27, 2011) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) hosted a qualifying event for the US Kids Golf Teen World Championship over the weekend at Club de Golf Saint Raphael. This event was also part of the PUMA Challenge Series presented by PUMA Golf, which provides golfers of all skill levels with a unique tournament format. The US Kids Championship is a major international tournament taking place later this summer at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina that has hosted more than 1000 golfers from around the world over the past four years.

William Blanchard of Rosemere, Que. took the victory in the Boys 14 & Under division with a total score of +3 (76-71-147). He shot an impressive 1-under on the second round including five birdies for the day. Maxime Laoun of Montreal placed second with a score of 162 (81-81), carding two birdies and an eagle during the second round. Finishing in third place was Nicholas Barbieri of Beaconsfield, Que. with a score of 166, followed a few strokes behind by Nicholas Brisebois of Kanata, Ont.
 
The Boys 15-19 division was the tightest competition of the weekend, with the top players being only a couple strokes off of each other. Jonathan Cardinal of Repentigny, Que. dominated the field and took first place with a total score of even-par (71-73-144). Cardinal shot 1-under the first round and had seven birdies for the tournament. Finishing tied for second place was Mike Crapper from Chelsea, Que. and William Proulx of Mont Tremblant, Que. with a score of 154. Crapper had four birdies and an eagle over the weekend, while Proulx carded two birdies and two eagles. Proulx shot a stellar first round score of 72 to put him one stroke behind Cardinal going into Sunday, but had difficulty matching Cardinal’s low score the second round. Jerome Gosselin of Ste-Therese, Que. and Ryan McDonah of Darmouth, N.S. finished one stroke behind the second place scores to tie for fourth.
 
In the Girls division, Annie Lacombe from Laval, Que. took the victory with a two-day score of +7 (78-77-155). Lacombe carded a stellar six birdies for the weekend. Natacha Brossard of Montreal placed second with a score of 163 (86-77), while Shannon Lee Greenshields from Pincourt, Que. shot 175 to finish in third. Paxton M. Mayer of Ottawa fell two strokes behind Greenshields for fourth place.
 
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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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