Belleville, Ontario’s Black Bear Ridge put up a fight against top junior golfers over the May long weekend during the playing of The Great Waterway Junior Classic.
The weather was outstanding but it was the course that was the challenge for the young competitors, resulting in some higher than expected scores.
Jamaal Moussaoui of Kington improved upon his first round score with a second round 79 (+7). His tournament total of 160 was enough to claim the Boys 15-19 division title – his first ever with the CJGA. “I drove the ball very well and was able to hit a lot of fairways this weekend,” said Moussaoui. In a tie for second place was Ben Weaver of Kingston, ON and Connor Riley of Oakville, ON, with tournament totals of 166. With an exemption into the AJGA/CJGA Championship on the line, both Weaver and Riley birdied the first playoff hole. Weaver would go on to win the playoff on the second hole with a par.
Playing in his first CJGA tournament, Ethan Johnston of Belleville, ON started his career with a convincing victory in the Boys 14 & Under division. Johnston posted rounds of 77 (+5) and 83 (+11) for a tournament total of 160. “I thought I managed my game very well this weekend, and that was a big reason for my victory,” said Johnston.
Emilie Tyndall of Kirkland, QC was able to overcome a one-shot deficit and taste victory in the Girls 15-19 division. “Starting behind Nicole, I just wanted to keep calm and play my own game on the golf course,” said Tyndall. Her tournament total of 177 was enough to seal first place.
In the Girls 14 & Under division, Dylan Armstrong of North Gower, ON shot a tournament total of 176 for her first junior tour victory. “I thought that the golf course was quite challenging, but I still enjoyed myself. I just wanted to post the lowest score I could today.”
Canadian Junior Golf Association 2015
The Great Waterway Junior Classic
May 16 – May 17 at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course (Belleville, ON)