Toronto, Ont. (May 5, 2016)- This week, Glencairn Golf Club played host to the Humber College PGM Invitational, where the players were met with Links-like conditions on both rounds. High winds and fescue wreaked havoc for players who competed in both individual and team competitions.
Men’s Team Competition
The team competition boasted a collection of junior academies, college teams, and Team CJGA. After a strong opening day, Team CJGA entered the final round with a six-stroke lead, which they built upon by posting a second round score of 305(+17). This was good enough for an 11 –stroke victory over the defending champions, the Humber College Hawks. Team CJGA was lead by Aidan Gavey of Caledonia, Ont., who fired rounds of 78 (+6) and 72 (E). Also representing Team CJGA was Matthew Anderson of Mississauga, Ont., James Parsons of Almonte, Ont., Paul Sung of Richmond Hill, Ont., and Matthew Vihant of Toronto, Ont.
Men’s Individual Competition
Entering the final round, there was a three-way tie atop the men’s individual division, with seven players being within three strokes of the lead. First round co-leader John Burghardt, of Oakville, Ont., played the first 16 holes of his second round in one-under par to take control of the lead by himself. Despite bogeying the final two holes of his round, the one-over par round of 73 was good enough for a two-stroke victory over Aidan Gavey, who posted an even-par 72 in the second round.
Women’s Team Competition
Team CJGA was able to complete the sweep of both the men’s and women’s team divisions, after the women’s team posted a two day total of 515, defeating Humber College by 31 strokes. Team CJGA was lead by the individual division champion Danielle Sawyer, of Grafton, Ont., along with Stephanie Chiarotto, of Bolton, Ont., Logan Hackett, of Oakville, Ont., and Hailey McLaughlin of Markham, Ont.
Women’s Individual Competition
Danielle Sawyer took a commanding six-stroke lead in to the final round after posting a first day even-par 72. Sawyer made five birdies on the first day, including birdies on two of her last three holes. Sawyer struggled to find her form on day two, posting a second round 89 (+17). Despite the tough round, Sawyer was able to hold on for a six-stroke victory over Sonia Nagindas of Aurora, Ont.
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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