Sherbrooke, Que. – Rosie Bee Kim and Chase Jerome have won the NextGen Fall Series East Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards at Club de Golf Milby in Sherbrooke, Que.
In the Junior Girls Division, Kim of Edmonton, finished strong with a 2-under 70 on Sunday to secure the wire-to-wire victory and finished nine shots clear of Léonie Tavares of St. Jérôme, Que. (8-over).
Kim fired rounds of 72-73-70-215, finishing at 1-under to win the tournament and secure her spot in the 2024 Canadian Junior Girls Championship. Kim also won the 2022 NextGen Fall Series West Championship last fall. Joining Kim at the 2024 Canadian Junior Girls Championship will be Tavares and Grace Anderson of Burlington, Ont. who placed third at 9-over.
Tavares won the Bantam Girls Division by 25 shots over Kate Guo of Knowlton, Que. following rounds of 77-74-73-224 (8-over).
In the Junior Boys Division, Jerome of Ottawa, edged out Cameron Robitaille of Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. by one-shot to win the championship and book his place in the 2024 Canadian Junior Boys Championship. Jerome grabbed the lead on Saturday and held on, finishing even par for the tournament with rounds of 73-68-75-216. Jerome also won the Bantam Boys Division by nine shots over Oscar Ricketts of Pointe Claire, Que.
Robitaille finished 1-over to finish in second and earned his spot in the 2024 Canadian Junior Boys Championship. Joining Jerome and Robitaille is Nicholas Girard of Boucherville, Que. who finished third at 3-over.
The field of 99 amateur golfers (81 Junior Boys and 18 Junior Girls) competed over 54-holes for three spots each into their respective Canadian Junior Championships next summer.
There will be one final stop on the NextGen schedule for this year with the NextGen Fall Series West Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards, taking place from October 5 – 7 at The Hills at Portal Golf Club in Surrey, B.C.
For the final leaderboards in the NextGen Fall Series East Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards, click here.
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. For more information on the NextGen Championship series and 2023 results, click here.