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Juniors Battle High Winds on Final Day of Stroke Play at the PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship

Aurora, Ont. (July 26, 2011) – Day two of the 2011 PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship wrapped up this afternoon at St. Andrews Valley Golf Club in Aurora, Ont. As the final day of stroke play competition, juniors in each division were vying for spots in the match play portion of the event. High winds and difficult pin placements made it difficult for players later in the day, but many golfers improved on their day one total to jump up into the top sixteen.
 
Nicholas Quesnel of Sudbury, Ont. fired an even-par 72 to earn the No. 1 ranking in the Boys 14 & Under division. Sitting in fourth pace after the first round, Quesnel shot 2-under-par on the front nine en route to a 151 (+9) two-day total.
 
“I had more focus today,” said Quesnel. “I tried to keep my game simple and hit a lot of greens and fairways. On No. 18, I sunk a 10-foot birdie putt to cap off a great day. Match play is definitely a different game so it should be a great experience for me.”
 
Lawren Rowe of Victoria, B.C. finished at 152 (+10) grab the second seed.
 
“Anyone can beat anyone tomorrow,” he said. “I have an advantage being the second seed and I hope to continue my consistent play in my match tomorrow.”
 
Carter Simon of Sutton West, Ont. rebounded today with a 73 (+1) to claim the third seed at 153 (+11).
 
Owen Bates of Mississauga, Ont. held on to the top seed in the Boys 15-19 division. He shot a 77 (+5) today to finish at 146 (+2) after his impressive 69 (-3) yesterday. Alex Turner of Toronto remained in second place after a solid 75 (+3) to end one shot back at 147 (+5). Jamison Cass of Georgetown, Ont. moved up into the third seed at 149 (+7).
 
Cody Kotva of Barrie, Ont. is the fourth seed heading into tomorrow’s matches and is looking forward to the unique competition of match play.
 
“If you have one bad hole, you can just forget about it and move on,” he says. “I played pretty well these past two rounds and it should be a fun day tomorrow.”
 
Claire O’Neil of Etobicoke, Ont. picked up the top seed in the Girls 11-19 division. She finished with a 160 (+18) two-day total. Candice Swartz of Georgetown, Ont. fired a 79 (+7) to earn the No. 2 seed at 161 (+19). Kiersten Klekner-Alt of Ottawa ended third at 162 (+20).
 
Morning matches begin at 7 a.m. Afternoon matches will start at 1:30. Spectators are encouraged to attend.
 
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7/26/2011

 

   
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