Richmond Hill, ON (July 3, 2015) The CJGA Linkster Mid Season Championship was full of great golf and great weather, as Linksters took on the tough Valley Course at Horseshoe Valley Resort in Barrie, Ontario. Low scores were tough to come by, but Carilto Reyes, Vanessa Borovilos, Alex Long, Jordan Hwang, and Ella Weber were able to find a way to reign victorious in their respective divisions.
Dominance continued for Markham native Carlito Reyes, as he claimed his fourth CJGA victory of the season. Carlito led wire-to-wire, shooting a round of 77 (+7) in the first round on Wednesday to hold a one shot lead. The 13 year-old was able to fire an impressive 73 (+3) on Thursday to post a tournament total of 150 (+10) and claim a nine-shot victory. Following his first ever Junior Tour victory, Reyes continues to show his abilities with the CJGA.
Following Carlito was Vick Gu of Markham, Ontario, who shot rounds of 82-77 for a tournament total of 159 (+19). Will Bellamy claimed third place, with two consecutive rounds of 82 (+12) for a 36 hole total of 164 (+24).
The Girls 10-13 division came down to the wire, with Vanessa Borovilos (Toronto, ON) coming from behind in the second round to grab a one shot victory. Vanessa followed her victory at Chedoke a few weeks prior with another CJGA Linkster Tour win. The 9 year-old Borovilos shot a tournament total of 170, highlighted by a final round 81 (+9). Vanessa should be a Linkster to watch in the upcoming months as the CJGA schedule swings into full gear.
Elaine Giantsopoulos (Richmond Hill, ON) fell short of Borovilos after holding the first round lead, but battled hard all round Thursday for a tournament total of 171. Alissa Xu (Richmond Hill, ON) came third in the Girls 10-13 division, thanks to a division-best score of 80 (+8) in the second round.
Competition was fierce in the Boys 9-10 division, and Alex Long was able to fight off the field to win at Horseshoe Valley. Alex’s first round of 79 (+7) saw him take a five shot lead into the final round. The Toronto native shot a second round 82 (+10) and maintained that five-stroke advantage to take the CJGA Linkster Mid Season Championship.
Andre Zhu (Richmond Hill, ON) placed second, with a tournament total of 166 (+24). Kevin Lee of Markham, ON rounded out the podium, with his tournament total score of 169 (+27).
Boys 8 and Under
Jordan Hwang of Richmond Hill, ON continued to show his skills, winning for the sixth time on the 2015 CJGA Linkster Tour. Jordan followed his first round 38 (+2) with an amazing 34 (-2) on Thursday to capture the win. Jordan has proven that he should always be a player to watch when he takes to the course. His consistent ability to win makes him one of the most exciting Linksters to watch this summer.
Jeremiah Walker of Oakville, ON captured his second runner-up finish of the season, shooting two rounds of 39 (+3) for a tournament total of 78 (+6). Barron Mundy (Oakville, ON) rounded out the top three, with a tournament total of 80 (+8).
Girls 9 and Under
The Girls 9 and Under division was won by Ella Weber of Burlington, ON. This youngster was able to shoot a tournament total of 93 (+21), good enough to capture a seven stroke victory.
Emily McKee (Oakville, ON) followed Ella in second place, with Sophia Xu of Richmond Hill, ON placing third place in the division.
The CJGA Linkster Tour now heads to Bathurst Glen Golf Course on July 10th for a one-day Linkster event.
About 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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