Course Record Puts Beqaj Atop Junior Girls’ Leaderboard

From Golf Ontario:

Sarah Beqaj makes course record at Maple City Golf and Country Club in the second round of the Ontario Junior Girls’ (U19) Championship

Photo: Golf Ontario.

Baqaj came in second in Investors Group Junior Girls’ (U19) Championship last year and is happy to have made the course record today at Maple City Golf and Country Club.

Sarah Beqaj of Toronto Golf Club leads the Investors Group Junior Girls Championship after the second round. She made a Maple City Golf and Country Club course record today with a 67.  She was two-under on the front nine with three birdies and a bogey and finished out the back nine three-under with three birdies.

“I hit maybe five fairways and four greens I could not hit a fairway for my life but I had 21 putts. Anything that I needed to make I did make. If I was inside 15 feet I was OK. Putting was the strength today,” Beqaj said.

Taylor Kehoe of West Haven Golf and Country Club was leading the championship for the first round, but after the second round fell to 3rd place with a 73 today.

About the Investors Group Junior Girls’ Championship

The Investors Group Ontario Junior Girls’ Championship is contested annually and features Ontario’s best amateur female golfers age 18 and under. Established in 1927, The event has a wealth of notable past champions including World Golf Hall of Fame member Marlene Streit, Sandra Post, Sue Hilton, Alena Sharp, Jennifer Kirby and Brooke Henderson.

1   Sarah Beqaj              Toronto Golf Club          72-67–139 -5
2   Jasmine Ly               Kingsville Golf & Country  72-70–142 -2
3   Taylor Kehoe             West Haven G & CC          70-73–143 -1
4   Brooke Rivers            Brampton GC                73-74–147 +3
5   Hailey McLaughlin        Granite GC                 77-71–148 +4
6   Brooke MacKinnon         Maple City Country Club    72-77–149 +5
T7  Ashley Chow              The Lake Joseph Club       74-76–150 +6
T7  Emily Zhu                National Pines Golf Club   76-74–150 +6
T9  Kacey Walker             Credit Valley Golf & Coun  73-79–152 +8
T9  Emily Ward               Grand Niagara GC           75-77–152 +8
T9  Lexie McKay              King’s Riding GC           76-76–152 +8
T12 Alexis McMurray          Glen Abbey GC              77-76–153 +9
T12 Kayla Burke              Lookout Point Country Clu  74-79–153 +9
T12 Victoria Zheng           Granite GC                 79-74–153 +9
T12 Hailey Katona            Tilbury Golf Club          76-77–153 +9
T12 Manuela Rincon Torres    Galt Country Club          78-75–153 +9
T17 Katherine Cranston       Blue Springs Golf Club     79-75–154 +10
T17 Sukriti Harjai           St. Catharines Golf & Cou  77-77–154 +10
T19 Bo Brown                 Blue Springs Golf Club     77-78–155 +11
 T19 Jillian A Friyia         Highland Country Club      81-74–155 +11  
T19 Vanessa Chychrun         Beacon Hall GC             78-77–155 +11
T19 Dylann Armstrong         Public Player              76-79–155 +11
T23 Mackenzie Morrison       St. George’s Golf & Count  75-81–156 +12
T23 Cynthia Huo              Station Creek GC           75-81–156 +12
T25 Nicole Gal               Oakville Golf Club         79-78–157 +13
T25 Kristen Giles            Cutten Fields              78-79–157 +13
27  Erin Kim                 Ladies GC of Toronto       77-81–158 +14
28  Carmen Chan              Essex G & CC               81-78–159 +15
T29 Adele Chun               Station Creek GC           85-75–160 +16
T29 Sarah Gallagher          Blue Springs Golf Club     79-81–160 +16
T29 Raesa Sheikh             Osprey Valley GC           79-81–160 +16
T29 Lauren Bevan             Whitevale GC               79-81–160 +16
T33 Megan Miron              Hamilton G & CC            79-82–161 +17
T33 Krystal (Zhuotong) Li    Cedar Brae GC              83-78–161 +17
35  Kiley Rodrigues          Cataraqui Golf & Country   82-81–163 +19
T36 Payton Bennett           Twenty Valley Golf & Coun  82-82–164 +20
T36 Vaijayanti Bharkhada     Caledon Woods GC           82-82–164 +20
T38 Rachel Demaine           Glen Abbey GC              88-79–167 +23
T38 Jiayin(Joy) Liu          Whistle Bear Golf Club     83-84–167 +23
T40 Mandy Zeng               Blue Springs Golf Club     89-80–169 +25
T40 Tess Scaman              Maple City Country Club    84-85–169 +25
T42 Abby White               Galt Country Club          85-85–170 +26
T42 Emily Harlond            Shelburne G & CC           90-80–170 +26

DID NOT FINISH

MC  Madison Barber           The Landings Golf Club     85-86–171 +27
MC  Jacqueline Giles         Cutten Fields              82-89–171 +27
MC  Sasha Baker              Dunnville Golf & Country   93-79–172 +28
MC  Madeline Choi            Craigowan G & CC           88-85–173 +29
MC  Maggie Jennings-Campbell Tangle Creek Golf & CC     88-85–173 +29
MC  Calista Zeng             Station Creek GC           86-90–176 +32
MC  Vanessa Lin              Glendale Golf & CC         91-88–179 +35
MC  Grace Holjak             Barrie CC                  97-85–182 +38
MC  Maddux Swayze            Maple City Country Club    101-94–195 +51
MC  Sonya Weerasinghe        Thornhill Club             111-91–202 +58
MC  Hannah Butzer            Maple City Country Club    108-115–223 +79
MC  Karolyn Rombouts         Maple City Country Club    120-119–239 +95
WD  Annie Wanying Yu         Station Creek GC           88-49–137 +28
WD  Lauren Zaretsky          Ladies GC of Toronto
WD  Bengie Maxwell           Shelburne G & CC
WD  Alyssa DiMarcantonio     Station Creek GC
WD  Ellie Szeryk             Public Player

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