District Golf: Ty Wadsworth, 18, of Oshawa, Shot 77 to win, goes to the Optimist International Championships in Florida
On a sunny day, thirty-nine (39) young golfers competed in the Annual Optimist Central Ontario District Junior Qualifying Golf Tournament held Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Caledon Country Club, hosted by the Optimist Club of Brampton.
Ty Wadsworth, 18, of Oshawa 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. Nolan VanKalckreuth, 17, of Fort Erie, and Ryan Page, 15, of Whitby both shot 80 to finish in a close tie for second.
The winner in the 14-15 age group for the second consecutive year was Mathew Wake, 15, of Ennismore with a score of 79. Mathew also qualified to compete in Florida. Second place was won by 14 year old Brendan Dunphy of Whitby with a score of 81.
In the 12-13 age group, the trophy was claimed for the second consecutive year by 13 year old Bavake Sihota of Caledon with a score of 77. Bavake will advance to Florida. Second place was taken by 12 year old Connor Munro of Etobicoke with a score of 84.
In the 10-11 age group the winner was 11 year old Peter Blazevic with an amazing score of 79.
Sonia Nagindas,17, of Aurora shot 82 to win the 15-18 girls category. Sonia also qualified for Florida.
The following seven 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 16 – 31, 2015:
Ty Wadsworth - 18 - District Winner (16-18)
Mathew Wake -15 - District Winner (14-15)
Brendan Dunphy- 14- Runner-up (14-15)
Bavake Sihota -13 - District Winner (12-13)
Connor Munro -12 - Runner-up (12-13)
Peter Blazevic -11 - District Winner (10-11)
Sonia Nagindas -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 10 - 12, 2015.
Thanks to our Optimist volunteers who marshaled the tournament –Wilson Bedford, Jim Lynge, Ted Simmonds, and Don Staddon. Scorekeeper was Optimist Janet Lewis of Brampton.
Next year’s District Qualifier will be tentatively held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Caledon Country Club, Inglewood, Ontario. Dennis Kwasnicki, District Golf Chair, Tel: (519) 855-6660