October 7, 2006
McCleery GC • Vancouver, BC
For Immediate Release — October 10, 2006
CAPITAL SCORES CONTINUE IN MJT Canaccord City Series
Vancouver, BC – The second of the three fall tournaments in the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s Canaccord Capital City Series in Vancouver was held at McCleery Golf Course on October 7th, where a full field of junior golfers participated in the 18-hole event.
Richmond’s Dong Su, one of the top 16-year-old golfers in Canada, who is coached by one of this country’s top playing professionals, Philip Jonas, cashed in with a two-under-par 69 to win the Boys 14-16 division as well as the overall low score among the boys. Second spot in this division went to Keun Kim, 16, of Port Coquitlam, who shot 71, while Maple Ridge’s Sean Craigon, 16, took third place with a 73.
Sue Kim, 15, of Langley and The Redwoods Golf Course, blazed the trail amongst the girls with a three-under-par 68, beating runner-up Anica Yoo, 12, of Port Coquitlam, by seven strokes. 11-year-old Jisoo Keel, of Coquitlam, placed third after posting a score of 80.
The Boys 17 and up division title went to Adam Karim, 18, of Coquitlam and Pitt Meadows Golf Club, who found time in between his university studies at UBC to shoot 75 for a one shot victory. Tied for second spot behind Karim with a score of 76 were Ren Han, 18, of Richmond, and Aaron Hale, 21, of Surrey.
A tight race in the Boys 13 and under division saw 11-year-old Kevin Kwon of Coquitlam, who plays out of Swan-e-set Bay Resort golf course, win after posting a fine 74. Kwon managed to edge both Kevin Lee, 11, of Surrey, and Nicholas Russell, 13, of Vancouver, by one stroke, leaving them tied for second place at 75.
A special prize was awarded to 10-year-old David Lee of Coquitlam, who shot 76 for the low score of all players aged 10 and under in the field.
The divisional winners in the Mr. Lube Long Drive Competition were Yoon Chung of West Vancouver, Dong Su, Predrag Panic of Burnaby and Sue Kim. The Sundog Skills competition divisional winners were Jay Kim of Morgan Creek, Nolan Quan of Surrey, Ryan Brooks of Pitt Meadows, and Anica Yoo.
The MJT Canaccord Capital City Series of one day tournaments are in partnership with the Vancouver Park Board and offer an introduction to Tour golf for new players with a chance to play with some of the best juniors in the province. The final stop in the Vancouver-based series is October 14 at Fraserview Golf Club. For more information please visit www.maplejt.com or call 1-877-859-GOLF.
About the MJT
As a not-for-profit association, the national Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) presented by Boston Pizza is Canada’s only national junior tour run exclusively by Canadian PGA Professionals. The program helps develop Canada's junior golfers, offering clinics, tournaments, international competitions and more. From free introductory clinics sponsored by Ford to the major CPGA Zone-sponsored junior championships, the MJT aims to develop champions, in golf and in life. For more information please visit www.maplejt.com.
About Canaccord Capital
Through its principal subsidiaries, Canaccord Capital Inc. (CCI) is a leading independent full service investment dealer in Canada with capital markets operations in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Canaccord Capital is publicly traded on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), operated by the London Stock Exchange. Canaccord has operations in two of the principal segments of the securities industry: private client services and capital markets. Together, these operations offer a wide range of complementary investment products, brokerage services and investment banking services to Canaccord's private, institutional and corporate clients. For more information, visit www.canaccordcapital.com.
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