Team Canada

Team Canada’s Katie Cranston wins DJ World Junior title, teammate Nicole Gal finished 3rd

Katie Cranston

MURRELS INLET, SC – It was a weekend to remember for Team Canada member Katie Cranston.

Cranston, a native of Oakville, Ont., shot a remarkable 4-under 68 in Sunday’s final round to erase a four-stroke deficit on her way to capturing the girls title at the Dustin Johnson World Junior Championship.

The 17-year-old’s clutch final round at TPC Myrtle Beach was boosted by an ace on the par-3 13th which helped her close out the event at 5 under par (68-75-68). She finished with a four-stroke victory over Bailey Shoemaker (Dade City, Fla.).

Fellow Team Canada member (and Oakville native) Nicole Gal rounded out the top three with a share of third place at 5 over par. Gal won the 2019 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship at Augusta National.

Nicole Gal, Katie Cranston (DJ World Junior)
Nicole Gal, Katie Cranston (DJ World Junior)

Now in its seventh year, the Dustin Johnson World Junior features 90 of the top international players from around the world.

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