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Lu, Kalkanis and Howie Take the Title at Nike Golf Junior Championship

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Lansdowne, Ont. (August 25, 2011) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) concluded the final round of the Nike Golf Junior Championship yesterday at Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course. Juniors were up bright and early with the drive to play well over the day and claim the trophy for this esteemed national event. With strong winds throughout the day, players had to be careful with their club selection or face the troublesome areas that Smuggler’s is known for.
In the Boys 14 & Under division, Jordan Lu from Vancouver, B.C. dominated the field and posted a final round score of even-par to claim the trophy (72-73-71-216). Lu posted three birdies over the day, and an impressive ten birdies for the tournament. “I’m really glad to have played in this event. I think I played really well,” Lu said. “My iron play was good but putting really hurt my scoring ability. It’s definitely a tough course.”
Sam McNulty from Port Perry, Ont. finished in second place with a total of 78 for the final day including three birdies (79-72-78-229). On the final hole, McNulty hit an incredible 200-yard shot into the heavy wind that struck a rock short of the green, and miraculously bounced to within 15 feet from the hole. One stroke behind in third place was Nicholas Quesnel from Sudbury, Ont. who also shot 78 the final day with two birdies (80-72-78). It was a close race between these two boys for second place, but McNulty was able to secure his position with a birdie on the eighteenth. In fourth place was Peter Beneteau from Odessa, Ont.
Colton Kalkanis from Hillsdale, Ont. took the victory in the Boys 15-19 division after shooting a 75 the final round (75-72-75-222). Going into the day, Kalkanis and Marc Casullo of Aurora, Ont. were tied for first place, but Kalkanis was able to pull ahead. Kalkanis started and ended his final round a little shaky, but some solid par-scores from six through fourteen and two birdies allowed him to remain at the top of the leaderboard. Kalkanis remarked, “Besides the quad on the first hole the first day, I didn’t play too bad. The putter saved me for sure! I didn’t play the greatest the last day but I managed to grind it out to stay ahead.”
Four strokes behind in second place was Jack Wood from Banff, Alta. who shot a 78 his final round (72-76-78-226). In third was Zackary Secord of Midland, Ont. (71-80-78-229), who moved up on the leaderboard over the final round to secure a top three finish. One stroke behind Secord tied for fourth place were Kieran Standen of Edmonston, Alta. and Marc Casullo from Aurora, Ont.
In the Girls division, Grace Howie of Ottawa, Ont. claimed the championship after shooting a final round score of 76 with two birdies (79-74-76-229). Howie played consistent golf all three days and was able to top the field by ten strokes. Her second round turned out to be her best with a back nine score of 1-under. “I played very consistent although I struggled with putting. My ball striking was solid though, so it all evened out. The course is in great condition and it’s definitely a challenging course. The first hole got me good every time. It is certainly one of the toughest holes I have ever played. Just take your bogey and be happy with it.”
In second place was Rachel Pollock from Guelph, Ont. who shot a 78 yesterday with three birdies (81-80-78). Carolyn Lee of Calgary, Alta. placed third (82-75-85-242), while Annie Lacombe from Laval, Que. finished in fourth.
The CJGA is thankful to have Nike Golf as its title sponsour and is looking forward to continuing this partnership in the coming years.  
About Nike Golf Canada
Based in Thornhill, Ontario, Nike Golf Canada markets, sells and distributes industry leading Nike Golf golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories throughout Canada. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to honouring and respecting the traditions and heritage of the game, and to providing committed golfers with the absolute best equipment in the game. For more information on Nike Golf Canada, visit
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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
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Founding Partner, LEXUS.




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