CJGA – St-Germain and Celone Among The Winners
The final round of the CJGA Mizuno National Junior Championship at Rockway Vineyards Golf Club (St. Catharines, ON) offered a mix of victory laps and comeback victories across the four divisions.
The Boys 15-19 division boasted the most exciting finish of the tournament. Ty Celone of Long Sault, ON entered the day five stroke behind third round leader Nicholas Brisebois, (Kanata, ON) but a 1-over par 73 was good enough to earn Celone a playoff against Peyton Callens of Langton, ON.
Grace St-Germain of Orleans, ON capped off her landslide victory in the Girls 15-19 division by posting a 1-under par 71, for a tournament total of 8-under par. St-Germain’s round featured three birdies and one double bogey. She was the only player in any division to break par in all four rounds.
In the Boys 14 & Under division, Sean Buckles of Vancouver, BC, who entered the final round with a two stroke lead, secured victory shooting a final round 4-over par 76.
Cindy Zhou of Niagara Falls, ON completed her victory in the Girls 14 & Under by posting a final round 4-over par 76.
Web.com Tour – Fritsch and Conners Lead Canadians
Manotick, Ontario’s Brad Fritsch got his week underway with a 68 (-4) to share 37th place after round one of the Price Cutter Charity Classic. Corey Conners of Listowel, ON also equaled that mark.
LPGA Tour – Brooke and Alena Sharp Start Strong
Brooke Henderson (Smiths Falls, Ontario) and Alena Sharp (Hamilton, Ontario) pushed themselves quickly into contention at this week’s LPGA Cambia Portland Classic.
Henderson,who open qualified to get into the field, shot a flawless 66 (-6) in the opening round and is one stroke off the lead.
Sharp had a great opening day as well in Oregon, posting a 67 (-5) to share sixth place.
Brittany Henderson (Smiths Falls, Ontario), playing on a sponsor’s exemption, struggled to a 74.
Golf Canada – Kennerly For The Win
Billy Kennerly won the 111th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship co-hosted by Weston Golf & Country Club and Lambton Golf & Country Club on Thursday. The native of Alpharetta, Ga., shot a final-round 2-under 70 to finish six strokes clear of his nearest competitor.
“It’s really nice to win, especially the Canadian Am,” said the graduate from Clemson University. “It’s a huge tournament and a national championship is always nice. On top of that, to win where Arnold Palmer won his first tournament, that’s really special and something I’ll never forget. I’m honoured to be the Canadian Amateur champion.”
With the victory, Kennerly has secured a spot into the 2016 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. The 107th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship is set to take place July 18-24, 2016. “That’s a really big honour,” added the winner. “I’m looking forward to next year, I can’t wait.” Kennerly is slated to compete in the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill.
The 2016 edition of the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship is set to take place August 8-11 at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club in Gatineau, Que.