Kopinak Wins Jamieson Tour’s Collegiate Division Overall Title
The Jamieson Junior Tour stopped at Kingsville Golf and Curling Club for the final event of the year. The standings were close as the players battled for the Kingsville title, and the overall tour title. The Collegiate Women, Junior Girls, and Collegiate Men played the Gold and Red nines, while the Junior Boys played the Red and White nines.
In the Collegiate Women’s Division, Jasmine Ly (Northern Illinois) earned her fourth win in as many starts, shooting a two-over par 74. Her round included two-birdies, on route to nines of 37-37. The Overall Tour title was claimed by Erin Kopinak (Delaware State/Willow Ridge), who finished the year with 28 points, besting Brooke MacKinnon (Hartford/Maple City) by one point, and Gioia DiCiocco (Erie Shores) by 3.5 points.
In the Junior Girls’ Division, the top two in the tour standings battled back and forth all day, and eventually ended up in a tie for the day. Kyla Charlebois (Pointe West) and Kennedy Fremlin (Essex) both fired 79 on the day, making them co-champions for the event. It was Charlebois that edged Fremlin out for the overall tour title though, as she finished the year with 114 points, just 1.5 points ahead of Fremlin. In third place for the overall on the tour was Karolyn Rombouts (Maple City).
In the Junior Boys’ Division, Alek Mauro (Detroit Mercy/Essex) emerged victorious with a very impressive score of 4-under par 68. Mauro fired 33 on the Red nine and 35 on the White nine, carding 7 birdies on the day. Mauro played a total of four events this year, recording three wins and a runner-up finish. Tyler Hurtubise (Pointe West) finished in a tie for second on the day (along with Aidan Webster and Grant Baker) after firing an even-par 72, but he claimed the Overall Tour title, with an impressive 475-point total. In second place, with a 460.5-point total was Jax Sisson (Ambassador), who also earned the Nic Zec Award (top under-16 finisher on the tour), and third place was claimed by Grant Baker (Kingsville), with a total of 455 points.
In the Collegiate Mens’ Division, James Hill (Detroit Mercy/Essex) continued his dominant play with a win on the day, shooting a four-under par 68. Hill kept a very clean card, with 5 birdies and only one bogey. Hill also claimed the Overall Tour title, with a 115.5-point total, besting Alex Saroli (Wayne State/Essex) by 3.5 points. Josh DiCarlo (Wayne State/Pointe West) finished in third place with 107 points.