by Joe McLean
Mother Nature tried her best over the weekend to dampen the enthusiasm of local junior golfers playing in the Ottawa Valley Golf Association (OVGA) Junior and Juvenile City & District Championships but these youngsters are tough. Playing through cold temperatures and strong wind gusts at Hylands and Kanata Golf Clubs, scores were a little higher than normal but in the end four champions were declared.
Sophie Foulds from the Royal Ottawa Golf Club is the winner of the OVGA Juvenile Girls City & District Championship with her two-round score of 159 (78/81). In second place was Ottawa Hunt’s Antonia Ho with her two-day score of 166 (78/88) followed in third place by Blainvillier Golf Club’s MacKenzie Cloutier and her score of 167 (81/86).
Sophie also won the overall OVGA Junior Girls City & District Championship by one stroke over Lauren Gervais.
Lauren Gervais from Carleton Golf & Yacht Club took the OVGA Junior City & District Girls Championship with scores of 81/79 for a total of 160. Second place went to Royal Ottawa’s Avery Mack (94/88/182) followed in third by Ottawa Hunt’s Jenna Collins (106/100/206).
Isaiah Ibit from the Camelot Golf & Country Club posted a two-day total score of 153 (77/76) to win the OVGA City & District Juvenile Boys Championship by one stroke over Ottawa Hunt’s Jayson Ross and his total score of 154 (77/77). Tied for third place were Public Player Bode Stephen and Ottawa Hunt’s Graydon Laughlin with scores of 79/76 for a total of 155.
Loch March’s Max Corcoran is the winner of the OVGA City & District Junior Boys Championship after he posted scores of 79/74 for a two-day total of 153. Tied for second place with two-day total scores of 154 are Royal Ottawa’s Luc-Antoine De Celles (75/79) and Ottawa Hunt’s David Lafreniere (76/78).
Max also took the overall OVGA Junior Boys City & District Championship after a one-hole sudden-win playoff over Isaiah Ibit.
Congratulations to all of the junior golfers who participated in the OVGA Junior & Juvenile City & District Championship.
Next on the Ottawa Valley Golf Association Schedule is the City & District Championship for Pee Wee and Bantam golfers at the Rockland and Rivermead Golf Clubs on Sunday, July 3rd and Monday, July 4th.