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Pollock, Hetherman, and Ferrier Capture Ontario Fall Series Titles

Yoon Drops first Ace of Career

Richmond Hill, Ont. (September 19, 2011) With the sun shining throughout the day, junior golfers battled it out during the final round of the CJGA Ontario Fall Series, presented by Baka Communications at Caledon Woods Golf Club in Caledon, Ontario over the yesterday. The girls decided that 36 holes was not enough to determine a winner as Rachel Pollock of Guelph, Ont. and Grace Chung of Richmond Hill, Ont. went an extra three holes, before Pollock emerged victorious.
Pollock, who has had an exceptional season adding her second divisional title along with four runner-up finishes finished strong with pars on four of the last five holes to finish the round with a score of 79 (+8), matching her first round score. Chung, sitting a stroke back heading into the final round, had a strong round going before a couple small mistakes on holes #15 and #17, finished her at 78 (+7) for the round and opening the door for a playoff. After exchanging pars on the first two holes, Pollock was able to stay in the moment and capture her second title with a par on the third playoff hole. Thirteen year old Selena Costabile of Thornhill, Ont. had a strong tournament to finish in third place after rounds of 81-78 (159) to finish one stroke out of the playoff.
In the Boys 14 & Under division, Joey Hetherman of Burlington, Ont. entered the final round with a two stroke lead after opening with a 73 (+2) score. Hetherman was not about to let the lead slip away as he played the front nine in one-under par (34) and finished the round with a second consecutive 73 (+2) to finish five stokes ahead of the field. Connor Doucette of Waterloo, Ont. was Hetherman’s nearest competitor but was not able to make a move, settling for runner-up position with rounds of 75-76 (151). Jason Chung of Thornhill, Ont. finished in third spot, his second third place finish in as many weeks with round of 78-78 (156).
David Yoon, 13 years old from Richmond Hill, Ont. dropped an ace on the par 3 3rd hole during the first round of the tournament. For Yoon, it was his first hole-in-one.
Branson Ferrier of Barrie, Ont. came from the middle of the pack to capture the Boys 15-19 divisional crown, his first division title of the season. Entering the final round five strokes back, Ferrier played even par on the back nine (two birdies and two bogeys) to finish the event one stroke ahead of three players. Javier Diaz of Woodbridge, Ont., Cole Sadlier of Norwood, Ont., and Andrew Staniland of Newmarket, Ont. all finished in a tie for second place after two day totals of 156.
The final Ontario Fall Series, presented by Baka Communications event will take place this weekend at Cherry Downs G&CC with tee times getting under way at 12 noon each day.
About Baka Communications
Baka Communications Inc. is one of Canada's largest and longest standing dealers of Bell Mobility products. Over the years, Baka has connected hundreds of thousands of Canadians to the wireless network and sold over one million devices across the country. After a century of existence, communications today finds itself at the beginning of a new revolution as broadband and wireless technologies radically transform the industry. The shift from analog to digital technology as well as wired to wireless platforms will shape the future and change the way people communicate. Baka's ongoing dedication to understanding this movement will ensure continued delivery of solutions of high-speed, mobile connectivity required for your business needs.
Spirit of Giving
Giving back to the community is an important part of our philosophy and Baka continues to be an avid supporter of hundreds of local charitable and non-profit organizations. We are firm believers in investing in the potential of youth and improving the quality of life in communities worldwide.   For over 12 years, World Vision has been the largest beneficiary of such fundraising efforts as vending machine sales, raffles, barbeque picnics and golf tournaments.
In addition to the business world, Baka has also made an impact with regards to the environment. We value the world in which we live and Baka is committed to leaving the smallest possible carbon footprint on the planet. For example, Baka provides green-friendly electronic solutions to our customers and carefully manages the consumption and waste of plastic materials. As well, we procure wireless accessories made from recycled materials as well as water hydration bottles that will never reach a landfill. Making these investments today will leave a cleaner world for the next generation. 
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 Additional Information:
Brad Parkins
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association
1.877.508.1069 ext. 221



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