Jamieson Tour Pickering Cup Event #3
July 22, 2020 – After the Rochester Place tour stop was rained out on Monday (rescheduled for August 20), the players and volunteers were relieved to dodge any inclement weather at Essex Golf and Country Club. The course was in fantastic shape, and the speedy greens rewarded those who had their flagstick dialled in.
In the Junior Girls’ Division, Jillian Friyia (London Area- Tyson Tour) took home her second victory of the season, shooting a two-over par 73. Friyia used nines of 37-36, tallying three birdies on the day, two of which came back-to-back on holes 12 and 13. In second place was Kennedy Fremlin (Essex G&CC), with nines of 38-37 for a 75 total.
In the Collegiate Womens’ Division, it was a very tight race between Jasmine Ly (Northern Illinois University) and Brooke MacKinnon (Hartford University). Ly was two-over par (37) heading into the back nine, with MacKinnon three shots behind. Ly fired another 37 on the back nine, for a total of 74, and MacKinnon almost caught her, falling just one stroke shy after an impressive 35, which included 4 birdies. In third place was Erin Kopinak with a 78.
In the Junior Boys’ Division, Alek Mauro (Detroit Mercy, Essex G&CC) earned his second victory of the season with a score of three-under par 68. Mauro kept a very tidy card, recording four birdies and one bogey for nines of 33-35. In second place was Grant Baker (Kingsville G&CC) with an even-par 71, followed by Tyler Hurtubise (Pointe West) with a 72.
In the Collegiate Mens’ Division, James Hill (Detroit Mercy, Essex G&CC) torched the back nine, firing a 32, to pair with a 34 on the front, for a 5-under par 66 total. Hill accumulated seven birdies on the day, include 4 birdies in a row on holes 10-13. In second place was Alex Saroli (Wayne State University, Essex G&CC), firing a one-under par 70.
Photos by Glenn Gervais – In Play! magazine.