~Luke Quanson & Michelle Liu Lead Bantam Boys & Bantam Girls Divisions~
Surrey, B.C. (Wednesday March 22, 2018) – Sunny skies, warm temperatures and weak winds on day one at Northview Golf Club led to some great scoring conditions for participants during round one of the CJGA’s Humber College PGM Championship presented by Taylormade & Performance Lab. Ninety-Eight players teed it up on what turned out to be a great day for March golf in the lower mainland.
Sylvan Lake, Alberta’s Carter Graf cruised to an opening round six-under-par (66), that featured six birdies and 12 pars on the round. Starting on the back nine Graf birdied his first & ninth hole making the turn in two-under-par. He picked up four more birdies on his back nine to finish the day at the top of the leaderboard with a two-shot cushion over Cole Wilson of Kelowna, B.C. and William Tindle of Coquitlam, B.C. who each shot 68 in round one.
The scores in the Junior Girls Division were also reflective of the great scoring conditions and great talents of these junior players with Euna Han who tied Graf for low round of the day. Han posted her own six-under-par (66) that featured seven birdies, one bogey and 10 pars over the course of the day. The Coquitlam, B.C. resident got off to a quick start with birdies on her first two holes and finishing with birdies on three of her last 5 holes.
Han, a member of Golf Canada’s development team holds the lead on day one over fellow teammates Monet Chun of Richmond Hill, Ontario and a two-shot lead over Celeste Dao from Notre Dame Ile Perrot, Quebec who shot opening rounds of 67 & 68 respectively.
Luke Quanson of Coquitlam, B.C. shot a four-under-par (68) on day one to go into day two with the lead in the Bantam Boys Division & Michelle Liu from Vancouver, B.C. holds a one-shot lead in the Bantam Girls division after an opening round one-under-par (71).
Play of round two begins tomorrow at 9:00 am with the forecast calling for wet & cool conditions.
For Complete Scores for Round One – Click Here
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ABOUT HUMBER COLLEGE
Humber’s Business Administration – Professional Golf Management program is recognized as Canada’s premiere golf business program. We provide you with the business knowledge and skills you need to start a career in many areas of business and the specialized expertise required of a PGA of Canada Golf Professional. Our 3-year business diploma runs annually on a 6-month in-class/6-month paid work placement basis. Our on-campus Golf Lab is an industry leading golf performance training facility run by PGA Professionals. Our students have the opportunity to play on the Humber Hawks varsity golf team, the most decorated golf team in Canada. Pathways to Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce Degrees and other degree programs are also available. For more information please visit our website at business.humber.ca/golf.
ABOUT TAYLORMADE GOLF CANADA
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, TaylorMade Golf is a leading manufacturer of high performance golf equipment with industry-leading innovative products like M3 and M4 metalwoods featuring Twist Face, M3 and M4 irons featuring RIBCOR and TP5/TP5X golf balls. TaylorMade is also a major force on the PGA TOUR with one of the strongest athlete portfolios in golf, that includes world no.1 Dustin Johnson and five of the current Top 10 in the world.
About the Tour Performance LAB
The Tour Performance LAB is a program based out of the Northview Golf Academy in Surrey B.C. and is Canada’s most complete Junior Development Program. Our mission is to provide world class instruction, coaching and training to our students. Instill strong work ethic, honesty, good sportsmanship, improved self-esteem, golf skill and physical fitness to our valued students.
For more information, please visit www.tourperformancelab.com
ABOUT THE CJGA
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) non-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The 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 www.cjga.com.
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.
For more information please contact:
B.C Tournament Director
Canadian Junior Golf Association