Inglewood, Ontario, Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
Zachary Katzenstein,16, of Thornhill, SHOT 78
TO WIN AN ALL-EXPENSE PAID TRIP TO THE OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FLORIDA
On a sunny day, twenty-four (24) young golfers competed in the Annual Optimist Central Ontario District Junior Qualifying Golf Tournament held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Caledon Country Club, hosted by the Optimist Club of Brampton.
Zachary Katzenstein, 16, of Thornhill was the 16-18 year old winner and qualified for an all-expense paid trip to the International Optimist Junior Golf Championships in Florida this July. Ethan Collins, 16, of Whitby, and Ranen Oomen-Dankert, 16, of Mono both shot 81 to finish in a close tie for second.
The winner in the 14-15 age group was Andrew Kraik,14, of Caledon with a score of 78. Andrew also qualified to compete in Florida. Second place was won by 15 year old Jordan Breen of Brooklin with a score of 79. Jordan also qualified for Florida.
In the 12-13 age group, the winner was James Newton with a score of 79. James will advance to Florida. Second place was taken by 13 year old Ryan Somerville of Aurora with a score of 95.
In the 10-11 age group the winner was 10 year old Carter O’Brien of Spencerville with a score of 88.
Sarah Cushing,17, of Brockville shot 80 to win the 15-18 girls category. Sarah also qualified for Florida.
The following six golfers qualified to advance to the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships held at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida July 18 – August 2:
Zachary Katzenstein - 16 - District Winner (16-18)
Andrew Kraik - 14 - District Winner (14-15)
Jordan Breen - 15- Runner-up (14-15)
James Newton -13 - District Winner (12-13)
Carter O’Brien -11 - District Winner (10-11)
Sarah Cushing -17 - District Winner (15-18 Girls)
All the above golfers also qualified to play in the Optimist Canadian National Junior Golf Championships to be held in London, Ontario at Fanshawe Golf Club on August 14- 16, 2017.
Thanks to our Optimist volunteers who marshaled the tournament – Wilson Bedford, Jim Lynge, Ted Simmonds, Max Rumble and Don Staddon..
Next year’s District Qualifier will be tentatively held on Saturday, June 18, 2018 at Caledon Country Club, Inglewood, Ontario.
Contact: Dennis Kwasnicki
District Golf Chair
Tel: (519) 855-6660