GOLF: Two Surrey teens top Canadian Junior Girls Championship (photos)

A pair of Surrey golfers topped the 2015 Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton, Sask.

Michelle Kim, 18, carded a final-round even-par to win the tournament, which ended Friday (Aug. 7). 

Her third-round 69 propelled her ahead of the competition with a four-stroke lead through 54 holes; she went on to finish the championship at 6-under par 286.

“This is probably the biggest achievement that I’ve ever made," she said in a Golf Canada news release.

"I mean I still can’t believe it; it feels amazing especially because it is my last junior tournament and I’ve worked really hard."

Kim managed four rounds at even-par or better, through high winds and rainy conditions, to capture the championship by two strokes.

“I’ve played this tournament for many years and I’ve gotten close, but I was never really that close to winning," she said. "To win this just really gives me a big confidence boost going into the University of Idaho and competing in NCAA tournaments."

Fellow Surrey native and provincial teammate Hannah Lee finished her final round at 2-under par to claim solo-second at 4-under for the championship.

Lee’s round was highlighted by four birdies and an eagle on the par-5 second hole.

“I was close to winning it, but I’m really happy for Michelle. I’ve seen her golf ever since I started playing tournaments, so congrats to her,” said the 15-year-old, who claimed the Juvenile Division title.

“It’s an honour to win the Juvenile part of Nationals,” said Lee.

"I will take my experience from this tournament, I’m going to think about the memories I had here and remember to use them for my next tournaments so I can be more successful,” said Lee, who opened the competition with a competitive course record of 66. 

With the tournament victory, Kim has earned a spot in the 2016 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship hosted at Ken-Wo Golf Club in New Minas, N.S., and has earned exemptions into the 2016 season’s three Canadian Women’s Tour events. 

2015 CANADIAN JUNIOR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – INDIVIDUAL

1. Michelle Kim, Surrey, BC, *71-73-69-73-286 -6

2. Hannah Lee, Surrey, BC, *66-75-76-71-288 -4

3. Naomi Ko, Victoria, BC, *71-74-72-72-289 -3

4. Kathrine Chan, Richmond, BC, *69-76-73-73-291 -1

5. Euna Han, Coquitlam, BC, *72-74-71-77-294 +2

6. Kennedy Bodfield, St Catharines, ON, *76-69-75-76-296 +4

6. Tiffany Kong, Vancouver, BC, *77-74-70-75-296 +4

6. Jessica Ip, Richmond Hill, ON, *70-69-78-79-296 +4

9. Ashley Cai, Vancouver, BC, *74-75-75-73-297 +5

9. Chloe Currie, Mississauga, ON, *73-77-71-76-297 +5

9. Monet Chun, Richmond Hill, ON, *76-76-72-73-297 +5

12. Grace St-Germain, Ottawa, ON, *73-75-78-72-298 +6

13. Alyssa Getty, Ruthven, ON, *79-72-73-77-301 +9

14. Megan Ratcliffe, Bowser, BC, *79-78-73-72-302 +10

14. Mary Parsons, Delta, BC, *78-79-72-73-302 +10

14. Isabella Portokalis, London, ON, *74-74-72-82-302 +10

17. Ye Ji Lim, Langley, BC, *74-73-79-79-305 +13

17. Abigail Rigsby, Courtenay, BC, *75-76-71-83-305 +13

19. Marie-Pier Lefrancois, Rosemère, QC, *73-74-80-79-306 +14

19. Gloria Usu Choi, Langley, BC, *76-76-73-81-306 +14

19. Céleste Dao, Notre-Dame-de-L’ÃŽle-Perrot, QC, *73-76-75-82-306 +14

22. Allison Chandler, Chester, NS, *79-76-75-77-307 +15

22. Karen Zhang, Richmond, BC, *77-75-74-81-307 +15

24. Julia Malone, Manotick, ON, *78-81-77-72-308 +16

25. Phoebe Yue, West Vancouver, BC, *80-76-79-74-309 +17

26. Katy Rutherford, Calgary, AB, *80-78-77-75-310 +18

26. Shirin Anjarwalla, Nanaimo, BC, *79-75-78-78-310 +18

28. Veronica Vetesnik, Winnipeg, MB, *75-78-83-77-313 +21

28. Brooke Hobson, Prince Albert, SK, *74-83-75-81-313 +21

30. Sarah-Eve Rheaume, Québec, QC, *79-80-74-81-314 +22

31. Annie Lacombe, Laval, QC, *81-77-79-78-315 +23

31. Janet Zhang, Richmond, BC, *79-82-75-79-315 +23

31. Brigitte Thibault, Rosemère, QC, *75-79-75-86-315 +23

34. Noemie Pare, Victoriaville, QC, *80-77-79-80-316 +24

34. Jayla Yoonji Kang, Surrey, BC, *77-76-82-81-316 +24

36. Jaya Rampuri, Coquitlam, BC, *78-72-85-82-317 +25

36. Esther Subin Lee, Maple Ridge, BC, *76-82-76-83-317 +25

38. Audrey Paradis, Blainville, QC, *78-80-76-84-318 +26

39. Kenna Hughes, Calgary, AB, *82-76-77-84-319 +27

40. Alexandra Naumovski, Hornby, ON, *82-75-76-87-320 +28

41. Natalie Chu, Vancouver, BC, *84-79-81-77-321 +29

41. Sydney Naro, Toronto, ON, *80-78-80-83-321 +29

41. Tiegan Taylor, Kelowna, BC, *82-77-74-88-321 +29

44. Diana McDonald, Kingston, ON, *80-80-82-80-322 +30

44. Cecile Kwon, Maple Ridge, BC, *75-76-84-87-322 +30

46. Quinn Fitzgerald, Calgary, AB, *78-86-78-81-323 +31

47. Ashley Omidi, Surrey, BC, *79-81-85-80-325 +33

47. Akari Hayashi, Victoria, BC, *83-83-78-81-325 +33

47. Emily Chu, Ancaster, ON, *72-86-83-84-325 +33

47. Belinda Lin, Surrey, BC, *84-77-78-86-325 +33

51. Meghan McLean, Port Williams, NS, *84-83-78-81-326 +34

51. Victoria Mary Routhier, Lorraine, QC, *86-78-78-84-326 +34

53. Reese Martin, Brooks, AB, *83-85-81-78-327 +35

53. Brynn Todd, Winnipeg, MB, *76-83-80-88-327 +35

53. Bobbi Uhl, Erickson, MB, *81-80-79-87-327 +35

53. Claire Konning, Indian Mountain, NB, *78-79-81-89-327 +35

57. Camryn Roadley, Winnipeg, MB, *82-79-86-82-329 +37

58. Sarah Beqaj, Toronto, ON, *80-83-81-86-330 +38

58. Emily Creaser, Edmonton, AB, *84-75-84-87-330 +38

60. Anna Foley, Toronto ON, *82-82-86-81-331 +39

60. Laura Jones, Moncton, NB, *83-77-80-91-331 +39

62. Kayla Sawchuk, Prince Albert, SK, *87-81-84-80-332 +40

62. Jennifer(Hye Bin) Yoon, Toronto, ON, *86-80-84-82-332 +40

62. Bailey Carr, Charlottetown, PE, *76-83-84-89-332 +40

65. Annabelle Ackroyd, Calgary, AB, *81-84-86-82-333 +41

66. Rhiannon Jones, Westbank, BC, *80-83-81-93-337 +45

67. Ji Na Choi, Port Moody, BC, *85-81-85-88-339 +47

68. Katherine McGlenen, Winnipeg, MB, *84-84-85-88-341 +49

69. Béatrice Grisé, McMasterville, QC, *81-84-90-88-343 +51

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