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Team Golf Ontario adds to lead at MJT National Team Challenge presented by Freedom 55 Financial

For Immediate Release    

Day 2 Individual Results

Day 2 Team Results

Team Golf Ontario adds to lead at MJT National Team Challenge presented by Freedom 55 Financial

Niagara on the Lake, ON – (September 19, 2020) – Day two of the MJT National Team Challenge presented by Freedom 55 Financial at Royal Niagara Golf Club in Niagara, ON, saw lots of movement both on the team and individual sides of the competition. For the second day in a row, players enjoyed beautiful sunshine and perfect scoring conditions.  The event is setting up for a fantastic finish tomorrow.

Team Golf Ontario added one more shot to their day one lead firing a 305 on the second day for a two-day total of 604. Leading the charge on day two was once again 16-year old Ben MacLean, of Niagara Falls, ON. MacLean, after opening with a 70 yesterday followed that up today with a 75 (145). MacLean remains in first place individually after two days with a one-shot lead. Adding to Team Golf Ontario’s lead was 16-year old Justin Matthews, of Little Britain, ON, who fired a 76 (153). 16-year old Sarah Gallagher, of Burlington, ON, fired a 77 (152) on the second day to take the individual lead in the junior girls division. Following right behind was 19-year old Hailey McLaughlin, of Markham, ON, who also carded a 77 (154) to sit in a tie for second place.

Making a surge from behind to sit in second place in the team competition was Scott Cowx Certified Academy. Leading the charge was 17-year old Nolan Piazza, of Niagara Falls, ON, who fired the second-day low round of 71 (152). Adding to the team score from Scott Cowx Certified Academy were Burlington’s Michael Weber, 16, Richmond Hill’s Kavith Ranchagoda, 18, and Burlington’s Sam Hogan, 18, who fired 74, 74, and 78, respectively.

To view individual results from the second day, please click here. Tee Times for tomorrow’s round can be found here. For more information on the event, please visit the website at www.maplejt.com.

About Freedom 55 Financial:  Freedom 55 Financial, a division of London Life Insurance Company, offers financial security advice and planning to Canadians through its more than 3,700 financial security advisors across Canada.  Freedom 55 Financial offers London Life’s own brand of life insurance, savings and investments, retirement income, annuities, and mortgage products to Canadians.

About the MJT: The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour is Canada’s number one-played Junior Golf Tour as well as the only national junior tour run exclusively by PGA of Canada Professionals and the ‘Road to College Golf’ in Canada. The organization is supported by valued Premier, Tournament and Product Partners. The MJT hosts close to 90 events across Canada, including free Ford Go Golf Junior Clinics, the MJT Mini Tour for 12U and multi-day events for competitive players aged 11-19 which also offer qualifiers for international tournaments. The program has annual awards, scholarships and incentives to help reward performance and participation throughout each season. MJT alumni include many Professional Tour players and PGA of Canada Professionals, as well as Canadian Amateur, National and Provincial Junior Champions. The MJT aims to develop champions, in golf and in life, promoting the game from grassroots through to the provincial, national, university and professional levels.

Media Contact: Sadiq Jiwa, MJT Marketing and Communications Manager, sjiwa@maplejt.com