NextGen Championships

Basadur and Baker victorious at NextGen Atlantic Championship fueled by JOURNIE Rewards

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Charlottetown, P.E.I. — Dougie Basadur and Abbey Baker won their respective divisions to claim the NextGen Atlantic Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards today at Avondale Golf Club in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

The 54-hole stroke play competition marked the last tournament in the NextGen Championship series and featured a starting field of 76 male and female golfers. There was a total of 55 boys and 21 girls competing.

Going into the final round, Basadur was in third place chasing Justin Repovs who held the lead after the opening two rounds. Basadur of Fonthill, ON., shot a 1-over 73 on Thursday’s final round to finish the tournament at 1-under and secure the NextGen Atlantic Championship and a spot in the Canadian Junior Boys Championship.

“This win means a lot, coming to Prince Edward Island to get the job done was a lot of fun. I made a double bogey on a par 5 and I didn’t get frustrated or get down on myself, I just thought about how the only shot I can control is the next one which kept me calm,” said Basadur.

Abbey Baker, of Halifax, NS., shot an even par 72 during the final round on Thursday to win the Junior Girls division by two shots over Bridget Yu of Richmond Hill, ON. Yu held the lead over Baker heading into the third round after shooting a 2-under 70 on Wednesday. Baker, who maintained second place through the first two rounds, finished the tournament at 4-over to secure first place in the NextGen Atlantic Championship.

“This win means a lot to me, it’s very special to win my last Atlantic of my junior career,” said Baker. “Today was definitely stressful as I had to overcome four shorts with my putting not being the best, but I was able to overcome it in the fairways and hit the greens.”

In the Junior Boys division, the top six players earn exemptions into the 2023 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, August 14-17, at North Bay Golf and Country Club Ltd. in North Bay, Ont.

1Dougie Basadur (Fonthill, ON)
T2Chase Burgess (Petitcodiac, NB)
T2Bode Stephen (Kingston, ON)
4Blake Wilson (Windsor Junction, NS)
5Justin Repovs (Markham, ON)
6Jayson Ross (Ottawa, ON)

The top six players in the Junior Girls division have earned exemptions into the 2023 Canadian Junior Girls Championship, July 24-27, at Hampton Golf Course in Hampton, N.B.

1Abbey Baker (Halifax, NS)
2Bridget Yu (Richmond Hill, ON)
3Amy Goddard (Toronto, ON)
T4Annika Parkash (Halifax, NS)
T4Avery Nordman (Ottawa, ON)
6Kali Yeske (Calgary, AB)

About the NextGen Championships, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards

The NextGen Championships, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards is a high-performance junior golf series which totals eight competitions. From May to July, six championships will take place across Canada where the region’s best junior golfers will compete to earn exemptions into their respective 2023 national championships. Two additional Fall Series events will be hosted to close the season. NextGen Championships provide junior players an opportunity to develop and showcase their skills at the highest level of tournament golf.