It has been another busy week for the Whistle Bear juniors
with numerous provincial, CJGA, Optimist, and the start of the Ian Leggatt
ONTARIO JUNIOR BOYS
it was a very exciting week at the Mandarin GC with Whistle
Bear and the GPC having 9 players competing in the elite provincial event. Heading
into the last round in the 72 hole event Whistle Bear Junior Performance Team
Member Keaton Jones was in the final group after rounds of 77-68-68 only to
finish with a disappointing 79 to end in a tie for 17th. While
Keaton struggled Luke Moser of Whistle Bear closed with a 1 under round of 70
to vault him up the leaderboard into a tie for 9th at 290. The other junior team member to make the 36
hole cut was 14 year old Trevor Ranton. Trevor had a great first Ontario Junior
with rounds of 75-77-73-76- 301 which was good enough for a tie for 40th
place. Other WB players that missed the 36 hole cut were Jack Quirke and Sam
Kreze missing by a single stroke. Alex Rajna, Matt Lemay and Matt Speyer also narrowly
missed playing the last two days.
Junior Performance Team Member Julie Whalen from London has had a busy 2 weeks.
She followed a week at the Ontario Junior Girls Championship with last week’s Ontario
Ladies Amateur Championship at Loyalist GC in Bath, Ontario. Julie who is
heading off to Western Illinois University in a few weeks did not have her best
week. Julie shot 85-84 to miss the 36 hole cut.
Also missing the cut in her first event ever was Whistle Bear Member
GAO U-15 TOUR
In the Golf Association of Ontario under 15 years old Tour event at the Cherry
Downs CC in Pickering, Whistle Bear Team member Scott Herod was victorious. He
has 32 stableford points to top the field in the second event of the four event
CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL QUALIFIER
The Whistle Bear Junior Performance Team has qualified 4
players for the Canadian Optimist Championships. Jeremy Bitten, Matt McKenzie
qualified in the boys 16-18 division, Devin Bartlett in the boy’s 14-15
division and Elanna Lachaine-Demarchi in the girls division. Also qualifying in
the boys 12-13 division is MacKenzie Raines of Whistle Bear. The WB 5 players
will be at the Fanshawe GC in London in mid August for the Canadian
CANADIAN JUNIOR GOLF
WB Junior Performance Team Member Max Clift is on a roll with a Win at Lakeridge
Links, Win the very next event at Silver Lakes and lost in a playoff at Eagle
Ridge GC. While on this roll Max has shot great scores of 75-77 at Silver Lakes
and 73-78 at Eagle Creek.
At the recent CJGA Junior Linksters event in Acton WB Junior
Team member Hunter Baird shot 95 to place T-13 in the boys 9/10 division and WB
junior member Daniel Ralleve finished T-9 in the boy’s 11-13 division with a
score of 83.
IAN LEGGATT TOUR
The Ian Leggatt Tour had its first event at the Northridge GC in Brantford.
Jenna Banz led the Whistle Bear Junior Performance Team with a first place
finish in the girls division with a fine round of 82. The 13 year old is
readying her game for the upcoming Ontario Bantam Girls Championships in 2
weeks at Puslinch GC. Other team top 10 results were Kelsey Studiman, 92-3rd,
Alex Garcia, 93-4th. Boys division Brett Kudoba, 73-T-4, Brenden
Henriques, 74-T-4, Hayden Edworthy, 75-9th.
Best of luck to the juniors next week at the Ian leggatt
Tour, Penn State junior Championship, Whistle Bear MJT Junior Invitational and
a special good luck to Whistle Bear Professionals Ben Moser, Mark Wilson and
Vic Ciesielski , as well as National Team Member Garrett Rank, who all have
qualified for the final qualifier for the Canadian Open. The trio will be
teeing it up Monday at Heron Point CC with the top 4 getting through to next week’s
Canadian Open at the Hamilton G&CC.