Belleville, ON (May 17, 2015) – Junior golfers once again had excellent weather for today’s final round of The Great Waterway Junior Classic at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course in Belleville, ON. These good conditions, however, did not translate into low scores due to the difficulty of the golf course. Overall, players and spectators had an enjoyable weekend.
Jamaal Moussaoui improved upon his first round score with a second round 79 (+7). His tournament total of 160 was enough to claim the Boys 15-19 division title – his first ever with the CJGA. “I drove the ball very well and was able to hit a lot of fairways this weekend,” said Moussaoui. In a tie for second place was Ben Weaver of Kingston, ON and Connor Riley of Oakville, ON, with tournament totals of 166. With an exemption into the AJGA/CJGA Championship, both Weaver and Riley birdied the first playoff hole. Weaver would go on to win the playoff on the second hole with a par.
Playing in his first CJGA tournament, Ethan Johnston of Belleville, ON started his career with a convincing victory in the Boys 14 & Under division. Johnston posted rounds of 77 (+5) and 83 (+11) for a tournament total of 160. “I thought I managed my game very well this weekend, and that was a big reason for my victory,” said Johnston.
Emilie Tyndall of Kirkland, QC was able to overcome a one-shot deficit and taste victory in the Girls 15-19 division. “Starting behind Nicole, I just wanted to keep calm and play my own game on the golf course,” said Tyndall. Her tournament total of 177 was enough to seal first place.
In the Girls 14 & Under division, Dylan Armstrong of North Gower, ON shot a tournament total of 176 for her first junior tour victory. “I thought that the golf course was quite challenging, but I still enjoyed myself. I just wanted to post the lowest score I could today.”
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