Portokalis Maintains Lead At Ontario Junior Girls Championship

Isabella Portokalis plays her 4th shot on the 15th hole at Loyalist Country Club during the 2nd round of the Ontario Junior Girls' Championship (Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstick)
Isabella Portokalis plays her 4th shot on the 15th hole at Loyalist Country Club during the 2nd round of the Ontario Junior Girls' Championship (Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstick)
Isabella Portokalis plays her 4th shot on the 15th hole at Loyalist Country Club during the 2nd round of the Ontario Junior Girls’ Championship (Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstick)

High temperatures and increasing winds tested all the players on Tuesday during the second round of the Investors Group Ontario Junior Girls’ Championship.

Overnight leader Isabella Portokalis was nearly flawless in her play from tee to green. Despite a few missed putts and a bauble on the 15th hole, she will carry a lead into round three at Loyalist Country Club in Bath, Ontario.

The West Haven Golf & Country Club member started her round of 74 with a birdie on the first hole but followed with successive misses on short birdie chances on the next two. A member of Team Ontario, she did not find any serious trouble until the 15th hole where she hooked her tee shot left on the par four. Her attempt to extricate herself from the long grass was unsuccessful, and by the time she was done she had a score of six on her card.

While the 74 was six strokes higher than her opening tally, Portokalis will have a one stroke lead to start round three.

Remaining in second place is Mississauga’s Chloe Currie. Currie, from the Mississaugua Golf & Country Club and a member of the Team Canada Development squad, began the day at two-under. She was even through eight holes, however a triple bogey on the ninth hole gave her some work to do on the back nine. Currie managed to card birdies on 12 and 17 and finished the day one-over (73) to now sit at one-under for the tournament.

In third place is Hornby’s Alexandra Naumovski. Naumovski, from Brampton Golf Club and a Team Ontario member, has been consistent throughout the event. She carded her second consecutive even-par (72) round and is just two off the lead.

In fourth sits London’s Ellie Szeryk. Szeryk had the low round of the day finishing three-under (69). Szeryk was tearing up the course and was at five-under with three holes to play. However, she would bogey the 17th and 18th to finish the round. She now sits at one-over for the tournament, after her first round of four-over (76).

Rounding out the top five is the top local player Kingston’s Diana McDonald. McDonald followed up her first round of two-over (74) with an even par (72) during round two and sits two-over for the championship.

After the round the field was cut to the lowest 42 scores and ties. The cut was set at 41-over and 42 players advanced to the final two rounds.

Leaderboard:

Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Isabella Portokalis  West Haven G & CC -2 68 74 142
2 Chloe Currie  Mississaugua -1 70 73 143
3 Alexandra Naumovski  Brampton GC E 72 72 144
4 Ellie Szeryk  Public Player +1 76 69 145
5 Diana McDonald  Loyalist CC +2 74 72 146
T6 Cynthia Zhao  Station Creek GC +5 70 79 149
T6 Emily Ward  Public Player +5 74 75 149
T8 Danielle Sawyer  Dalewood GC +9 80 73 153
T8 Madeline Marck-Sherk  Bridgewater Country Club +9 79 74 153
T10 Melany Chong  Public Player +10 78 76 154
T10 Victoria Zheng  Station Creek GC +10 74 80 154
12 Haley Yerxa  Meadows GC +11 74 81 155
T13 Kristen Giles  Cutten Fields +13 79 78 157
T13 Hailey McLaughlin  Cedar Brae G & CC +13 77 80 157
15 Alyssa DiMarcantonio  Station Creek GC +14 77 81 158
16 Sukriti Harjai  St. Catharines Golf & Cou +15 76 83 159
17 Brooke MacKinnon  Maple City Country Club +17 84 77 161
T18 Sydney Naro  Public Player +18 81 81 162
T18 Dylann Armstrong  Public Player +18 82 80 162
T18 Shehna Akbary  National Pines Golf Club +18 79 83 162
T18 Ellice Hong  National Pines Golf Club +18 82 80 162
T22 Abbie Anghelescu  Cataraqui Golf & Country +19 82 81 163
T22 Sarah Cushing  Brockville CC +19 84 79 163
24 Kate Johnston  Brantford G&CC +20 78 86 164
25 Kiley Rodrigues  Cataraqui Golf & Country +22 84 82 166
26 Manuela Rincon Torres  Whistle Bear Golf Club +24 83 85 168
T27 Melissa Ramnauth  Brampton GC +25 86 83 169
T27 Lauren Bevan  Whitevale GC +25 83 86 169
T29 Jue Wen  Cedar Brae G & CC +26 89 81 170
T29 Anna Foley  Weston G&CC +26 88 82 170
31 Claire Hwang  King’s Riding GC +29 86 87 173
T32 Melissa Gabriele  Brampton GC +32 95 81 176
T32 Ciara Costabile  Brantford G&CC +32 84 92 176
34 Julia Malone  Affiliate Member +34 86 92 178
35 Taylor Simoneau  St. Catharines Golf & Cou +35 87 92 179
36 Alexis McMurray  Glen Abbey GC +36 90 90 180
37 Kayla Burke  Public Player +37 95 86 181
T38 Katie McTaggart  Cutten Fields +38 90 92 182
T38 Hansika Tathgur  Rattlesnake Point GC +38 94 88 182
T40 Lexie McKay  Public Player +41 94 91 185
T40 Vanessa Chychrun  Beacon Hall GC +41 92 93 185
T40 Natasha Stasiuk  Hidden Lake GC +41 95 90 185
DID NOT FINISH
MC Jordan Jarrett  Public Player +43 92 95 187
MC Ellis Harvie  Hidden Lake GC +43 88 99 187
MC Madison Barber  The Landings Golf Club +43 101 86 187
MC Haley Barclay  Caradoc Sands Golf Course +44 96 92 188
MC Madison Whittet  North Bay G & CC +49 92 101 193
MC Sarah McLellan  Horseshoe Resort +55 102 97 199
MC Samantha Zulian  Burlington Golf & Country +58 110 92 202
MC Madeleine Gehan  Whistle Bear Golf Club +60 96 108 204
MC Rachel Lee  Station Creek GC +61 107 98 205
MC Abby White  Norfolk Golf & Country Cl +62 107 99 206