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Exciting Day at Grey Silo Sets Stage for Final Round

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Waterloo, Ont. (August 10, 2011) Today was moving day at the 2011 CJGA Mizuno National Golf Championship. Windy conditions were providing the tournament with some high scores opening the door for many talented juniors to take the lead. With gusts up to 60 km/h players were experiencing some true links style golf on the flat Grey Silo layout. Some divisions saw drastic changes while others stayed consistent with the earlier rounds.

In the Girls division Ottawa native Kiersten Klekner-Alt was able to advance three spots in to a tie for first with Turkey’s Begum Yilmaz. Klekner-Alt keeps on improving as the week moves on carding a third round 75 (+4), a tournament low in the Girls division. Yilmaz was not far behind tallying a solid 76 (+5), both girls are tied at 233 (+20) for the tournament. “My ball striking is the strongest it has been all week, which gave me the opportunity to make some birdie putts. Tomorrow I just want to go out and play my own game and not make any three-putts” explained Klekner-Alt. When asked about her strategy for tomorrow Yilmaz stated the following, “I think the difference maker in my result tomorrow will be my short game so that is what I will be focusing on”. Rachel Pollock of Guelph, Ont. was not able to hand on to the lead through three rounds shooting 78 (+7) on day three. With Pollock only being one shot back at 234 (+21) it is still anybodies tournament in this division.
 
In the Boys 14 and Under division Jonathan MacDonald was able to extend his lead to three shots by shooting a solid 74 (+3) during round three making his total 220 (+7). “I didn’t play so well on the front nine again today but was able to recover on the back, I just need to keep my composure and put together two good nines tomorrow” explained MacDonald when asked how he plans to complete his wire to wire win. Behind MacDonald is Isaac Chen of Richmond, BC shooting a third round 75 giving him a total of 223 (+10). In third spot is Kyle Gorospe of Mississauga, Ont. carding a 75 on day three making his total 224 (+11) putting him four shots off the pace. Just five shots from the lead is CJGA Team Canada member Logan Yanick of Courtenay, BC. 
 
In the Boys 15-19 division Kyle Wicks, Chatham, Ont. was not able to preserve his lead after two rounds but Colton Kalkanis of Hillsdale, Ont. was able to keep his composure and shoot a solid third round 74 (+3) to extend his lead to five shots over Matthew Capern of Oakville, Ont. “It feels good to be alone in the lead, tomorrow I just want to stick with my game plan of playing aggressive” explained Kalkanis when asked about his strategy for tomorrow. Capern was able to shoot a third round score of 77 (+5) making his three day total 223 (+10). 2010 CJGA Mizuno National Golf Championship Boys 15-19 champion Cole Kent of Peterborough, Ont. shot a tournament low 69 (-2) to jump twenty nine spots on the leader board and put himself in contention for the 2011 championship. With Kent is Andrew Staniland of Newmarket, Ont., Kyle Wicks of Chatham, Ont., and Grey Silo standout David French of Waterloo, Ont. All boys are tied with a score of 224 (+11). 
 
Final round action continues tomorrow morning at 7:00AM at the Grey Silo Golf Course where three talented young golfers will be crowned. Spectators are encouraged to attend.     
 
 
About Mizuno Canada
Mizuno Canada Ltd.’s roots stem from its parent company Mizuno Corporation. Mizuno Corporation was established in Osaka, Japan in 1906 by Rihachi Mizuno. Today, Mizuno Canada is located in Mississauga, Ontario and continues to manufacture and distribute high quality golf baseball, softball, running, track & field and volleyball equipment, apparel and footwear.
 
Since our founding, we have taken special pride and pleasure in being able to participate in the exciting world of sports and providing sports equipment of the highest quality. Each and every one of us is guided by the ideal of true sportsmanship. That was true over 100 years ago and is still true today. It is evident in our corporate philosophy which, simply stated, is “Contributing to society through the advancement of sporting goods and the promotion of sports.” For more information visit:www.mizunocda.com.
 
About the CJGA
www.cjga.com.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 
 
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Founding Partner, LEXUS.
 
For More Information
Troy Campbell
Manager, Tournament Operations
Canadian Junior Golf Association
416-708-1334
troy.campbell@cjga.com  
       

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