Team Ontario crowned champions of the 2023 Canadian Junior Girls Championship Inter-Provincial Division
Team Ontario wins the Mary Pyke Trophy and Michelle Ding leads the individual component of the competition heading into the third round of the prestigious 2023 Canadian Junior Girls Championship
Hampton, N.B. – Warm and sunny weather conditions continued into round two of the 2023 Canadian Junior Girls Championship, presented by BDO making for another excellent day. Team Ontario were victorious in defending their title and have been crowned this year’s winners of the Inter-Provincial Team Championship.
Heading into round two with a four-stroke lead, Team Ontario consisting of Shauna Liu (Maple, Ont.), Aryn Matthews (Little Britain, Ont.) and Joline Truong (Mississauga, Ont.) won by four-strokes with a final score of 10-over par.
Liu contributed to the team efforts with scores of an even-par 72 on Monday and 72 on Tuesday, along with Matthews who shot 83 on Monday and 81 on Tuesday and Truong’s even-par 72 on Monday and 77 on Tuesday. The team combined for a total score of 10-over par and a four-stroke triumph over the runner-up, Team British Columbia.
“I love the team aspect of golf, I always have. It’s a big part of our history and a big part of the championship so I think its really neat when the athletes get to come together and play as a team and to do it at an event like this just makes it all that much more meaningful,” said Reggie Millage, coach of the Ontario team.
For the individual component of the competition Michelle P. Ding holds the lead after the second round of the 2023 Canadian Juniors Girls Championship. Ding went into the second round with a score of 1-under and finished the second round with a score of 1-over 73 to maintain the lead.
“I tried to not think any differently today, my mindset was to still make par, par is your best friend on this course as its very challenging,” said Ding. “I feel like I never broke my concentration and kept pushing through.”
In second place, Chelsea Truong is a single stroke behind Ding after shooting an even-par 72 score during the second round. Truong has played two very consistent rounds, shooting 72 in both the first and second round of the championship.
Shelby Hardwick (Aurora, ON.), who shot a 2-under 69 which was the low round on Tuesday, Luna Lu (Burnaby, B.C.), and Lui are in a three-way tie for third after the second round.
The 2023 Canadian Junior Girls champion will receive an exemption into the 2023 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship and 2024 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, if age applicable.
Full results can be found here.
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