MILTON, ON – The final round of the 2022 Ontario Bantam Boys and Girls Championship at Trafalgar Golf & Country Club finished in riveting fashion. A winner for both the boys and girls was not decided in 18-holes, requiring playoffs in both divisions.
Jager Pain (Golf Canada Club – Ontario) was a stroke behind in the boy’s division behind the leader Dawson Lew (Players Club – Markham) heading to the 18th hole. Lew would bogey the hole, and Pain would sink his 8-foot par putt to stay alive and force a playoff. On the first playoff hole, Pain would stick his approach shot tight to the pin and nail the short putt to secure himself the victory. After two fantastic days of golf, Lew would take home the Silver Medal, shooting 1-over (143) for the tournament. Lucas Chi (Station Creek Golf Club) would claim the Bronze Medal, shooting 3-over (145).
Michelle Xing (Station Creek Golf Club) played flawless golf in the girl’s division, scoring the lowest tournament score (66) during the final round. Starting the day in third place at 2-over (73), Xing would sink six birdies and put herself at the top of the leaderboard. Day one leader, Swetha Sathish (Hidden Lake Golf Club), shot 1-under (70) on the day and would find herself tied with Xing after 18-holes. With the first playoff hole not settling anything, the ladies played a second playoff hole. On the approach, Sathish would place here ball slightly past the green; Xing would end up right in the middle. Xing attempted a putt for the win and would find the bottom of the cup to secure the victory. Sathish would claim the Silver Medal after back-to-back days in the red numbers (139 overall), and Reese Allyson Ng (Players Club – Ottawa) would finish in third at 2-over (144).
Golf Ontario would like to thank all the players, staff, and volunteers for supporting the 2022 Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys & Girls Championship. Thanks to Trafalgar Golf & Country Club for hosting this event. Lastly, thanks to our sponsors and partners; Adidas, Taylor Made, Golf Talk Canada, Play Golf Myrtle Beach, Humber College, StrackaLine, HUB International, BioSteel, Golf Genius, Modern Golf, Dormie, Durham Artificial Grass, Foresight Sports Canada, Baka, Nikon, and Sport Travel
About The Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys’ Championship
First contested in 1929, the Ontario Bantam (U15) Boys’ Championship is a 36-hole competition featuring the top Bantam (U15) male golfers from across the province competing for the James H. Peacock trophy. Past Champions include Ontario Golf Hall of Fame members Bob Panasiuk (1955) and Kelly Roberts (1966), as well as Team Canada National Amateur Squad member Johnny Travale (2015).
About The Ontario Bantam (U15) Girls’ Championship
Since 2003, the Ontario Bantam (U15) Girls’ Championship has featured the top Bantam (U15) female golfers from across the province competing for the Cathy Sherk Trophy. Notable past champions include Jennifer Kirby, Augusta James, and Chloe Currie.
About Golf Ontario
Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance, and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 500 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to Shaping Lives Through Golf.