Inglewood, Ontario, Monday, June 27, 2016.
COUGAR COLLINS,17, of Erin, SHOT 75 TO WIN AN ALL-EXPENSE PAID TRIP TO THE OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FLORIDA
On a sunny day, twenty-six (26) young golfers competed in the Annual Optimist Central Ontario District Junior Qualifying Golf Tournament held Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Caledon Country Club, hosted by the Optimist Club of Brampton.
Cougar Collins, 17, of Erin 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. Nicholas Workun, 17, of Ottawa, shot 76 to finish closely behind for second and is also eligible to compete in Florida.
The winner in the 14-15 age group was Bavake Sihota,14, of Caledon with a score of 86.
In the 12-13 age group, the trophy was claimed by 13 year old Connor Munro of Etobicoke with a score of 79. Connor will advance to Florida. Second place was taken by 12 year old Kiefer Oomen-Danckert of Mono with a score of 85.
In the 10-11 age group the winner was 11 year old Grant Li of Mississauga with a score of 91. Kevin Lee of Toronto took second place with a score of 94.
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 20 –
August 4, 2016:
Cougar Collins - 17 - District Winner (16-18)
Nicholas Workun -17 - Runner-up (16-18)
Connor Munro-13 - District Winner (12-13)
Kiefer Oomen-Danckert -12 - Runner-up (12-13)
Grant Li -11 - District Winner (10-11)
Kevin Lee – 11 – Runner-up (10-11)
Morgan Rutledge – 14 – District Winner (13-14 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 8 -10, 2016.
Thanks to our Optimist volunteers who marshaled the tournament –Wilson Bedford, Jim Lynge, Ted Simmonds, Mac Rumble, Lori Brennan and Don Staddon. Scorekeeper was Optimist Janet Lewis of Brampton.
Next year’s District Qualifier will be tentatively held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Caledon Country Club, Inglewood, Ontario.
Contact: Dennis Kwasnicki
District Golf Chair
Tel: (519) 855-666
This year’s golf tournament is set to go. Get you club entries signed up.
Registration, download the form.