MacKinnon Wins Her First Jamieson Event At Ambassador In Windsor
Cooler temperatures and calmer winds provided players with optimal scoring conditions at Ambassador Golf Club Thursday, but fescue-lined fairways and tough pins still made for a challenging day. This tour stop also served as the second portion of the Widdifield Cup, which combines the rounds from Maple City and Ambassador for the Junior Girls’ and Junior Boys’ Division.
In the Collegiate Women’s Division, Brooke MacKinnon (Hartford/Maple City) earned her first victory of the season with an even-par 71. MacKinnon has been a model of consistency this year, and her round today was no different, with 12 pars on the card, to go along with three birdies and three bogeys. In second place was Erin Kopinak (Delaware State), with a score of 83.
In the Collegiate Mens’ Division, Alex Saroli (Wayne State/Essex) bested the competition by a shot with a bogey-free four-under 67. Saroli made birdies on holes 3, 4, and 6, along with the 230-yard par three 13th. Garret Day (Wayne State/Maple City) and James Hill (Detroit Mercy/Essex) finished one stroke behind with a pair of 68’s.
In the Junior Girls’ Division, Jillian Friyia (London Area) earned her third victory in as many starts, with a four-over par 75. Her round included an eagle on the par-five 7th hole, and recorded nines of 36-39. In second place was Kennedy Fremlin (Essex), who fired a 78. Fremlin also took home the Widdifield Cup title, after winning Maple City with a score of 80 on Monday.
In the Junior Boys’ Division, Tyler Hurtubise (Pointe West) recorded his second victory of the season, after an even-par round of 71. Hurtubise also won the Widdifield Cup, after recording a one-under par 71 at Maple City on Monday. His round today included 2 birdies, on holes 3 and 7, for nines of 35-36. There was a three-way tie for second place, with Steven Hill (Essex), Rylan Marontate (Kingsville), and Luka Markett (Pointe West) all firing 72.
The Jamieson Junior Tour will be back in action on August 7 at Erie Shores Golf and Country Club.