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Chun, Crane, Mathew, Grewal, Callens, Crowned Champions at 7th Annual Junior Linkster Tour Championship

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Conestoga, Ont. (September 2, 2011) Over 80 junior golfers from five different provinces competed this week at the 7th annual Junior Linkster Tour Championship at Conestoga Golf Club in Conestoga, Ontario. The championship marked the end of the season for the CJGA Junior Linkster Tour which conducted events from British Columbia to Nova Scotia for junior golfers aged 5 to 13.  
The Girls 10-13 division once again saw the dominant performance of Monet Chun of Toronto, Ont. Chun, who has represented the CJGA numerous times internationally, fired two impressive rounds of 71 (E) and 69 (-2) to claim low overall honours at 140 (-2). In second place was Alexandra Naumovski, of Halton Hills, Ont., with rounds of 79 (+8) and 76 (+5) for a tournament total of 155 (+13). Isabella Portokalis London, Ont finished third after shooting a two day total of 161 (+19).
The Boys 11-13 division came down to the wire with Damon Crane, of Oakville, Ont. emerging victorious. Using his length to his advantage, Crane opened the tournament with a solid round of 70 (-1) including six birdies. Crane protected his lead on round two firing 73 (+2) for a tournament total of 143 (+1). Three shots back in second place was Nicholas Brisebois of Kanata, Ont., firing two rounds of 73 (+2) to finished the tournament 146 (+4). Rounding out the top three was Matthew Vihant of Toronto, Ont., shooting 76 (+5) in round one and 72 (+1) a division low for round two to finish the tournament at 148 (+6).
Hometown favourite Eli Mathew of Waterloo, Ont. used his course knowledge to claim the Boys 9-10 division title. Mathew who frequently plays Conestoga G.C. shots rounds 71 (E) and 75 (+4) for a tournament total of 146 (+4). Close on the heels of Mathew was a pair of CJGA standouts Johnny Travale, of Hamilton, Ont., and Dee Xie of Toronto, Ont. Travale managed rounds of 72 (+1) and 78 (+7) for a two day total of 150 (+8) while Xie finished one shot behind  in third at 151 (+9).
The Girls 9 and Under saw one of its larger fields of the season and the outstanding performance of Savannah Grewal of Mississauga, Ont. Grewal who already has three CJGA victories this season capped off the year with an outstanding performance shooting rounds of 35 (-1) and 37 (+1) to finish the tournament even par. Two shots back in second place was Alyssa DiMarcantonio Maple, Ont., who fired a final round of 32 (-4) for a tournament total of 74 (+2). In third place was up and coming star Emily Zhu of Richmond Hill, Ont., who shot rounds of 46 (+10) and 36 (E) for a two day total of 82 (+10).
In the Boys 8 and Under division Maddox Callens of Langton, Ont. finished the tournament under par to claim his first tour championship title. Callens who has had a breakout season including two majors titles, shot a pair of 35’s (-1) for a tournament total of 70 (-2). In second place was one of Western Canada’s finest players in Bailey Bjornson of Winnipeg, Man. Bjornson playing in his first ever CJGA event opened the tournament with a blistering 34 (-2) followed by a final round of 38 (+2) for a two day total 72 (E). In third place was Peter Blazevic of Burlington, Ont. shooting 40 (+4) and 36 (E) for a total of 76 (+4).
The Canadian Junior Golf Association would like to thank all of the players and parents of the CJGA Junior Linkster Tour for their support and wishes everyone an enjoyable off season.
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.
For More Information
John S. Lawrence
Managing Director, Tour Operations/International Competitions
Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA)
1-877-508-1069 ext 227



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