Pugwash, NS (June 6, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association was excited to host a Nike Golf Junior Series event at Northumberland Links Golf Club this past weekend in Pugwash, NS. The tournament saw Juniors from across Eastern Canada come to Northumberland to compete for their respective division titles. Juniors had to play through some tough weather conditions over the weekend which includes rain during the first round then cooler and windy conditions during the final round.
Junior Boys U19
Jakob Wambolt of Hammonds Plains, NS was victorious in the Junior Boys division after posting rounds of 78-81-159 to win by two strokes. Wambolt’s first round 78 was the low score of the tournament, which helped him begin the final round with a one shot margin.
“I feel great, it’s at my home course, I had a lot of people supporting me here and its great to have two solid rounds out there to get the win”, explained Wambolt when asked about how he felt about his win.
Brandon Cuvelier from Dartmouth, NS finished in a close second place just two shots off of Wambolt’s lead. Cuvelier entered the final round one shot back of the lead and finished the weekend with scores of 79-82-161.
Junior Girls U19
Sara Cumby from Canaan, NS was victorious in the Junior Girls division at the Nike Golf Junior Series at Northumberland this past weekend. Cumby clinched the title by four strokes after having rounds of 85-90-175. Her first round 85 was the lowest round of the tournament within the division.
“Each hole the wind was different, so you really had to pay attention to that because it really did effect my game. I had to club up or club down because of how high the winds were and the direction they were blowing”, explain Cumby when asked about how the weather conditions effected her game during the final round.
Finishing in second place was Laura Jones of Moncton, NB. Jones had weekend rounds of 87-92-179 to finish four shots off of Cumby’s pace.
Bantam Boys U15
Daniel Kirby of Woodstock, NB was able to edge out a victory in a sudden death playoff to claim the Bantam Boys division at Northumberland. Kirby posted consistent rounds of 77-77-154 to play into a playoff in which he ultimately won on the third hole.
When asked about his game plan entering the final round one shot behind the lead, Kirby explained that he, “Didn’t start off my round the way I wanted too, so I started playing more aggressive and I was comfortable with it so I just maintained it”.
Owen Mullen of Truro, NS finished in second place after narrowly losing to Kirby in the playoff. Mullen posted rounds of 76-78-154. Owen’s first round 76 was the low score of the tournament in the division.
Bantam Girls U15
Abbey Baker of Halifax, NS was able to comfortably win the Bantam Girls division at the Nike Golf Junior Series event at Northumberland this past weekend. Baker battled difficult weather condition to post rounds of 96-104-200.
“My putting was pretty good, I almost made a lot of long putts but I didn’t hit my irons to well over the weekend”, said Baker in a post round interview when asked about her overall game during the tournament.
Finishing in second place from Hammonds Plains, NS was Abby Wamboldt who had weekend rounds of 116-103-219.
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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.
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