Surrey, B.C. (October 6, 2015) – This past weekend the CJGA BC Fall Series made a stop at Hazelmere Golf Club in Surrey, B.C. West Vancouver golfer Thomas Verigin continued his excellent play from two weeks ago, claiming his second straight victory of the CJGA BC Fall Series presented by Bushnell. Paul Kim, Sharon Park, and Rachel Chung also claimed victory in their respective divisions.
In the final round, Verigin found himself three-under par on the front nine and had opened up a nine-stroke lead over his nearest challenger, Surrey’s Samuel Su. Things changed on the back nine with Verigin faltering on a couple of holes and Su putting on a late charge. Su closed with a strong 33 (-3) on the back nine, but fell four strokes short of the winning.
“I played really well on the front nine and then hit a couple of bad shots on the back. On #12 I hit it left and then had to chip out,” explained Verigin. “Sam put it together on the back nine, but I had built up a comfortable lead. I played solid at the end.” Verigin won the Boys 15-19 division with scores of 73 (+1) and 71 (-1), for a tournament total of 144 (E). Su claimed second with consistent scores of 74 (+2) in both rounds, for a tournament total of 148 (+4).
Abbotsford golfer Paul Kim won his first CJGA title with a victory in the Boys 14 & Under division. Kim, shot rounds of 82 (+10) in both rounds, for a tournament total of 164 (+20). Three strokes back in second place was Peter Zhang of Surrey, B.C. after matching rounds of 83 (+11) on Saturday and Sunday.
Surrey’s Sharon Park claimed top spot in the Girls 15-19 division after shootings rounds of 78 (+6) and 77 (+5), for a tournament total of 155 (+11). “Everything today was either on or around the green,” explained Park. “I kept my driver in the fairway and hit the ball pretty well. My putting let me down both days and today I had no one-putts. I definitely need to work on my putting.” Vancouver golfer Lucy Liu finished in second place with a tournament total of 179 (+35).
Rachel Chung from Abbotsford, BC has only played golf for a little more than three months and this past weekend won her first CJGA Girls 14 and Under title. Chung finished with a tournament total of 200 (+56) to win her division and get off to a good start in her junior career.
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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.
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