Shauna Liu (Station Creek) and Tanner Cardwell (Oshawa) capture Ontario Junior Match Play titles

Port Hope, ON – The final day of the 2023 Ontario Junior (U19) Boys & Girls Match Play Championship from Port Hope Golf & Country Club saw Tanner Cardwell (Oshawa Golf & Curling Club) and Shauna Liu (Station Creek Golf Club) put together incredible performances to crown themselves as your 2023 Ontario Junior U19 Boys & Girls Match Play Champions.

The day began with the boys’ semi-finals, which first saw Ty Werynski (Bridgewater Country Club) complete a tremendous comeback against Ben Sheridan (Ottawa Hunt & Country Club). Werynski was down three strokes against Sheridan to start, but kept himself in the match with some clutch shorts, and eventually eliminated Sheridan by winning 4&2. Cardwell had a phenomenal semi-final himself, thanks to his ball striking, he defeated Aiden Pavey (Hidden Lake Golf Club).

The finals would come down to Cardwell vs. Werynski, who both brought their best golf of the week. Both competitors went back-and-forth all round long from taking multiple stroke leads to pulling back even. As a result, it all came down to the 18th hole, where Cardwell sank a 10-foot putt for par to win their match 1 Up and crown himself the 2023 Junior U19 Boys Match Play Champion.


The girls’ semi finals took place in the morning with great matchups. Rozlyn Rooke (Blue Springs Golf Club) had to withdraw after 5 holes which had sent Natasha Korman (Hamilton Golf & Country Club) into the finals. In the other match, we saw Shauna Liu (Station Creek Golf Club) win her match comfortably securing a spot in the finals winning 6&4 over Serena Zhang.

It would be Liu vs. Korman in the finals, and as both combatants headed out to continue their route to victory. In the end, Liu was able to hold off the Korman as it came down to two extra holes to claim her third provincial title of the 2023 season. Liu’s incredible season has now seen her win the 2023 Ontario Junior U19 Girls Match Play Championship, 2023 Ontario Junior U19 Girls Spring Classic and 2023 Ontario Junior U19 Girls Championship.


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