Junior golfers hit the Pinestone links 0
Sarah Cushing (girls 10-13) of Brockville drives the ball off the tee on the fourth hole during the CJGA (Canadian Junior Golf Association) Junior Linkster Mid Season Championship at the Pinestone Resort in Haliburton on Thursday, July 5. This three-day championship event is the first in the series. The Pinestone worked for a year for this hosting opportunity, which is expected next year. Cushing was a winner in the last CJGA event at the Club de Golf St. Raphael on June 25. DARREN LUM/HALIBURTON ECHO/QMI AGENCY
Haliburton’s Pinestone Resort played host to the first annual CJGA (Canadian Junior Golf Association) Junior Linkster Mid Season Championship from July 3 to 5.
There were 54 boys and girls competing, who ranged in age from under eight years old to 13. It was a showcase of youthful talent during a week of hot weather.
This is the first event in the CJGA Junior Linkster Championship Series. There was a skills competition that preceded the two rounds of golf. Winners in each age division received a complimentary entry to the Linkster National Championship.
Winners were Peyton Callens (boys 11 to 13) of Langton, Alyssa DiMarcantonio (girls 10 to 13) of Maple, Connor Pestell (boys nine to 10) of Pickering, Emily Zhu (girls nine and under) of Richmond Hill and Tyler Dawson (boys eight and under) of Toronto.