The busy weeks continue for Whistle Bear players. Last week saw our players compete in local, regional, provincial, national and international events. Congratulations to all who are out there competing and representing Whistle Bear GC, in the usual fine fashion.
CANADIAN JUNIOR BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
The highlight of the weeks was the continued fine play of Luke Moser. Luke who plays out of Whistle Bear and trains with PGA of Canada Professional Mike Skimson at the Golf Performance Center, had a spectacular week in Nova Scotia. Luke rode his great day 3& 4 score of 67-70 to a tie for second in the 72 hole tournament. With his first two days scores of 73-75 for a total of 285, only two shots shy of the Champion. The week didn’t turn out as well for the other 2 Whistle Bear juniors. Matt Chiasson and Keaton Jones of the Whistle Bear Junior Performance Team missed the 36 hole cut with scores of 156 and 160 respectively.
ONTARIO BANTAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Last week saw the provinces best under 13 year old boys and girls play the Ontario Bantam Championships at the Puslinch GC in Cambridge. Whistle Bear and the Junior Performance Team were well represented by Jenna Banz, Jordy Denomme, MacKenzie Raines and Dylan Henederson. Although they did not perform as well as they would of liked they were great ambassadors of the Whistle Bear GC and our junior program.
Girls. Jenna Banz 5th 80-83-163
Boys Jordy Denomme T-21 77-78- 155
MacKenzie Raines T-26 78-78-156
Dylan Henderson 56 86-92-178
US KIDS WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Again just like the previous week with Junior Team member Max Clift, the Whistle Bear Junior Performance Team had another great showing at the US Kids Junior Worlds in Aberdeen North Carolina. 11 year old Haley Barclay from Strathroy, Ontario scored rounds of 76-77-75 to finish T17 amongst the best players her age in the world. In the boys division 9 year old Hunter Baird ground it out for 3 days in the hot humid weather to finish 120th with scores of 101-99-98.
MAPLE LEAF JUNIOR TOUR
The Maple Leaf Junior Tour travelled to Caledon CC this past weekend. The MJT conducts over 60 multi-day tournaments across Canada each season. 50 players teed it up in 4 divisions to compete for awards and great prizes. The tour has the support of a tremendous group of national sponsors as well as the main tour sponsor , Boston Pizza.
Whistle Bear had a small contingent of 3 players representing the club, but still took home some hardware. Julie Whalen took home the first place award in the girls division. After a disappointing day 1 score 85, Julie came storming out on day 2 moving to 4 under after her first 11 holes only to slip slightly and finish with a season low score of 74. Her 159 total was good for the gold medal. Also in the girls division WB Junior Performance Team Member Alex Garcia had rounds of 93-92-185 for 7th place.
In the boys 14-16 age division Jack Quirke of the Junior Performance Team had rounds of 75-83-158 for a third place finish.
TORONTO LADIES STAR AMATEUR
Whistle Bear Junior Performance Team member Alisha Corringham from Pickering, Ontario finished 76th with a 2 round total 179. She followed up with a great 1st place finish on the Bags Junior Tour with a score of 78.
IAN LEGGATT JUNIOR TOUR
The Ian Leggatt Junior Tour held its fourth event on the tour schedule at the Ariss GC, this past week. The all exempt tour would see the Whistle Bear junior girls dominate again with a 1st/2nd/3rd/4th place finish.
1st Alex Garcia 78
2nd Jenna Banz 8-
3rd Kelsey Studiman 85
4th Elanna Lechaine- De Marchi
The boys division would see Junior Performance Team Member Jack Quirke continue his recent good play by finishing T-1 with a score of 75.
T4 Brenden Henriques 75
T9 Hayden Edworthy 78
T9 Alex McKay 78
T9 Jeremy Bitton 78
In other player news Whistle Bear Touring Professional Vic Ciesielski had 9 birdies at the Great Lakes Tour event at the Glen Eagles GC in Bolton. Vic finished in a tie for 3rd with a 5 under 67. His round was hampered by a quadruple bogey on the 4th hole. The finish moves Vic into the top 10 on the order of merit.
At the prestigious Western Amateur held at the plush Exmoor CC in Highland Park, Illinois Garett Rank, who trains with Dave Smallwood out of the Golf Performance Center at Whistle Bear. Garrett, a member of the Canadian National Team had rounds of 71-72-73-67 – 283 for a tie for 30th. Garrett will be amongst the group representing WB this week at the Canadian Amateur in Ottawa.
NEXT WEEKS EVENTS
Canadian Amateur Championship, Ian Leggatt Junior Tour, CJGA Grey Silo.