Cavendish, PEI (May 23, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association hosted it’s annual Atlantic Spring Classic over the long weekend at Eagles Glenn of Cavendish in Cavendish, PEI. The three round tournament saw juniors from the east coast come to compete for their division titles and enjoy a skills competition and BBQ. The windy conditions came into effect during the first and second round with gusts hovering around 40 km/h that juniors had to adapt too. Monday they were rewarded with nicer weather to concluded the tournament.
Junior Boys U19
Shaun Margeson of Fall River, NS was able to clinch the Junior Boys division after posting scores of 73-75-73-221. This was Margeson’s second win on the CJGA this season after only playing in two events. He was delighted with his second win and is off to a stellar start for the season.
Margeson’s driver was a strength of his game over the three rounds, “I was keeping it in play, I didn’t lose any balls over the weekend, I was able to keep it in play and avoid big numbers on the score card”, said Margeson post round. Playing with friends Margeson had made on the CJGA helped create a comfortable environment where he felt relaxed throughout the final round.
Ewan Kelly Jr. from Beaver Bank, NS finished in solo second place over the long weekend at Eagles Glenn of Cavendish. Kelly Jr. posted rounds of 78-77-73-228 to finish seven shots off of Margeson’s pace.
Junior Girls U19
Kiley MacDonald pride of Bedford, NS claimed the Junior Girls division at the Atlantic Spring Classic over the long weekend. MacDonald had rounds of 92-90-90-272 to comfortably win the trophy. This was MacDonald’s first win on the CJGA.
“The weather was pretty rough, it was hard to measure my distances and hard to commit to shots when I was clubbing up because I was unsure if it would be to much or to little”, explained MacDonald on how the wind effected her game over the first two rounds.
Sarah Holt of Waterville, NB finished in second place at the Atlantic Spring Classic after posting scores of 105-103-98-306.
Bantam Boys U15
Owen Mullen from Truro, NS was able to win the Bantam Boys division at Eagles Glenn of Cavendish after having rounds of 81-81-73-235. Mullen’s 73 was the lowest score in the division and helped him ultimately win after entering Monday’s final round one stroke behind the leader. It was a tight finish as Mullen was tied for the lead on 16 before pulling ahead with good scores on 17 and 18.
After the second round Mullen made a change to his game, “I changed my putting grip, I changed to the cross handed grip and I did a lot better. Yesterday I had about 42 putts after hitting 15 greens, meanwhile today I hit 14 greens but putted a lot better”.
Finishing in second place was Daniel Kirby of Woodstock, NB. Kirby posted steady rounds of 80-81-80-241 to finish six shots back of Mullen.
About the 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. Currently in its 25th year, 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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