Richmond Hill, ON (May 16, 2015) – Junior golfers were treated to good weather and excellent course conditions today during the first round of The Great Waterway Junior Classic at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course in Belleville, ON. However, course conditions proved tough for competitors.
Keaton Veillette of Toronto, ON opened with a round of 79 (+7) to take a two shot lead in the Boys 15-19 division heading into tomorrow. Following closely behind are Kingston, ON players Ben Weaver and Jamaal Moussaoui, who both fired rounds of 81 (+9). With four players within three shots of the lead, Sunday is shaping up for an exciting finish.
Playing in his hometown, Ethan Johnston started with an opening nine hole score of 36 (E), and ended up shooting a final score of 77 (+5). Players in the Boys 14 & Under division will have their work cut out for them in order to catch Johnston on Sunday.
The Girls 15-19 divisional battle is shaping up to be the closest divisional battle this weekend. Nicole Tieman of Beaconsfield, QC opened with a round of 86 (+14). Following only one shot behind is Emilie Tyndall of Kirkland, QC with a round of 87 (+15).
The lone player in the Girls 14 & Under division shot an opening round of 87 (+15).
Tournament Results: The Great Waterway Junior Classic at Black Bear Ridge
About The Great Waterway
Laced together by the sparkling St. Lawrence River, Rideau Canal, Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario, this region serves up all the ingredients for a perfect getaway. On its shores you’ll find fascinating history, quaint villages, inspiring art, live theatre and gastronomic delights. On its waters, enjoy world class sailing and scuba diving, pristine beaches and leisurely cruises.
This beautiful stretch of Ontario is entirely linked by water – from Cornwall on the St. Lawrence to Lake Ontario’s Kingston and on to the Bay of Quinte. In between, it’s dotted by hundreds of lakes and winds its way north along the UNESCO World Heritage Site Rideau Heritage Route.
As you make your way along The Great Waterway, you can strap on your hiking boots and take in some fresh air, or set sail and enjoy the wind in your hair. No matter how you choose to explore it – The Great Waterway offers some of the best places to visit in Ontario.
Canadian Junior Golf Association
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-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 Additional Information:
CJGA Tournament Operations Coordinator
Canadian Junior Golf Association