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MJT-Ontario PGA Junior Championship at Forest City National GC,
QUALIFIER: Jack Newton International Junior Classic - Australia

June 27-28, 2009
London, ON

EMERY QUALIFIES FOR AUSTRALIAN SPOT AT MJT ONTARIO PGA JR CHAMPIONSHIP

London, ON - (June 29, 2009) – Perfect scoring conditions greeted the junior golfers at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s (MJT) tournament at Forest City National Golf Club in London this past weekend, where players competed in four divisions in the MJT Ontario PGA Junior Championship. Eligible players were also competing for the chance to qualify for the 2009 Jack Newton International Junior Classic at The Oaks Golf Club in New South Wales, Australia, which runs October 13th to 16th this year.

The Canadian contingent of six players to Australia, who are sponsored by Travel Underwriters, will qualify via the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour at tournaments across the country. Sterling Emery, 18, of Orangeville, claimed a spot on the team after capturing the MJT Ontario PGA Junior Championship Boys 17-19 title and low overall score with his stellar rounds of 72-73 (145). Emery fired well all weekend, hit the fairways and remained solid through the two days of play, and will be heading to Australia in October for his terrific effort over the weekend. “Hitting the pin on six, then three-putting” was a memorable moment, he said, and “It feels good to win today, it took a long time for being so close.”

Runner-up in the Boys 17-19 division, Eric Edelman, 19, of Paris, shot a noteworthy 76-76 (152), but it wasn’t enough to catch the leader. Third place finisher, James Dorion, 19, of Chatham, had a very solid first day round, but found some trouble on day two, carding 72-83 (155) for the weekend.

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Top Finishers

Place Name City Sex Age Scores Total Status
Boys 13 & Under
Par 72, Yardage 5942, Slope/Rating 134/70.2
1 Max Clift Kitchener, ON M 11 82, 79 161
2 Keaton Jones Kitchener, ON M 13 81, 83 164
3 Brandon Raine Caledon, ON M 13 80, 87 167
Boys 14-16
Par 72, Yardage 6340, Slope/Rating 137/72.0
1 Matt Gerber Kitchener, ON M 15 72, 77 149
2 Brett Kennedy Kitchener, ON M 16 74, 76 150
3 Truman Tai Markham, ON M 15 76, 77 153
Boys 17-19
Par 72, Yardage 6340, Slope/Rating 137/72.0
1 Sterling Emery Orangeville, ON M 18 72, 73 145
2 Eric Edelman Paris, ON M 19 76, 76 152
3 James Dorion Chatham, ON M 19 72, 83 155
Girls
Par 72, Yardage 5942, Slope/Rating 134/70.2
1 Madison Easterbrook Burlington, ON F 13 85, 83 168
2 Kennedy Bodfield St. Catherines, ON F 12 86, 89 175
3 Dylaney Day Toronto, ON F 10 97, 100 197

Full Results
Order of Merit Standings