St. Andrews, Man. (June 7, 2016) – The winners of the Manitoba Optimist Junior Open had a strong showing from Winnipeg competitors, with Camryn Roadley coming out with the lowest score of the tournament. The field of golfers competed in this tournament, exclusive to Manitoba, for an exemption into the Optimist Junior Tour to be held in.
Junior Girls 15 – 18
Camryn Roadley, 17, of Winnipeg, Man., was the winner of her division after firing rounds of 77, 69 for a tournament total of 146. Roadley also managed to shoot the lowest score of the tournament.
Katherine McGlennan, 18, of Winnipeg, Man., followed behind to take the second place position with rounds of 81, 81 giving her a two-day total of 161.
Junior Boys 16-18
Brendan Kesterke, 16, from Headingley, Man., won the first place position for his division. Kesterke fired rounds of 74, 76 for a tournament total of 150.
Four strokes behind was Sylvian Ruest, 15, of Winnipeg, Man. Ruest claimed the second place position, posting rounds of 79, 75 for a two-day total of 154.
Junior Boys 13 & Under
Braxton Kuntz, 12, from Winnipeg, Man., won the division title by eight strokes. Kuntz fired rounds of 78, 82 for a tournament total of 160.
Trailing Kuntz was Jordon McDonald, 12, of Winnipeg, Man., to win the second place position. McDonald carded rounds of 87, 81 giving him a two-day total of 168.
Junior Boys 14 & 15
Brent Ingram, 15, from Winnipeg, Man., took home the winning title for his division. Ingram fired rounds of 83, 81 for a weekend total of 164.
Following two strokes behind Ingram was Josh Shuster, 15, of Winnipeg, Man. Shuster claimed the runner-up position after carding rounds of 80, 86 giving him a tournament total of 166.
Junior Girls 12 & Under
Ryan Carter, 9, of St. Andrews, Man., was the winner for the 12 and under division. Carter fired rounds of 109, 107 for a tournament total of 216.
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
Its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians, generously supports the Canadian Junior Golf Association.
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