Kanata, ON (June 8, 2015) – The final round of the CJGA Junior at Kanata has wrapped up at the Kanata Golf and Country Club in Kanata, Ontario. The course challenged the area’s best golfers over the weekend, as the winding fairways throughout the neighbourhood required exceptional ball control. The great course and weather conditions provided great competition but the tough greens prevented many low scores.
Hometown golfer, Nicolas Brisebois of Kanata, ON, showed competitors in the Boys’ 15-19 division he was going to defend his home course. Brisebois built upon his first round score of 72 (+2) by following it up with a final round of 78 (+8) to take the division title with a combined score of 150 (+10). “All the guys were great, this tournament always brings out the best competition in Ottawa”, said Brisebois. In a close second, was Ottawa native Keenan McPhail posting a final score of 153 (+13). The two juniors have earned themselves an exemption to the AJGA/CJGA Junior Championship taking place later this summer.
Boys 14 and Under
Taking home his first CJGA win, Salvatore Guido of Gloucester, ON, led from start to finish in the Boys 14 & under division. Guido posted rounds of 82 and 83 for a total of 163, edging out second place Connor Danis by two strokes. “I played pretty well this weekend, I had to put up some good rounds to get the win,” said Guido.
Annie Lacombe of Laval, QC was able to hold on for a one-stroke win over fellow Quebec native Emilie Tyndall in the Girls 15-19 Division. Lacombe credits her work on her mental game for posting a final score of 163. “It was a tough course. You have to have a good tee shot to get a low score,” said Lacombe.
Girls 14 and Under
Rounding out the competition in the Girls 14 & Under division was Dylann Armstrong of North Gower, ON coming from behind in the final round to capture the title by 4 strokes. Armstrong was able to overcome a 3 shot deficit to record a combined score of 169, after a second round of 83. Armstrong credited her putting and tee-shots this weekend to lead her to the win.
Tournament Results: CJGA Junior at Kanata
About the Kanata Golf and Country Club
A classic parkland course located in the heart of Kanata just minutes from Highway 417 and the nation’s capital, Kanata Golf and Country Club offers a peaceful escape for urban golfers.
Opened originally in 1965, the course was completely redesigned by renowned architect Tom McBroom in 1990. The strategically placed mature trees, rolling mounds and large bunkers set the tone for the course, while its small- to medium-sized tricky greens place a premium on shot selection and ball control.
Known as one of the best maintained courses in the Ottawa area, Kanata Golf and Country Club played host to the 2001 Nations’ Cup featuring teams of the best female pros from Canada, the U.S., and Sweden. In fact, it was on the short but difficult par-3 16th hole, considered one of the most challenging in the region, that proved critical during Lorie Kane’s match against Annika Sorenstam.
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.
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