Hyun Lee, Swinnerton win NextGen Prairie Championship

Steinbach, Man. – Amy Seung Hyun Lee and Alex Swinnerton were crowned champions of their respective divisions at the shortened NextGen Prairie Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards.

The final round of the junior event at Quarry Oaks Golf Course in Steinbach, Manitoba was cancelled on Sunday due to inclement weather.

Hyun Lee’s second round bogey-free, three-under par 69 leapfrogged her into first place and, eventually, the winner’s circle. The Langley B.C. native’s round of 69 ties her with Lucy Lin for the lowest round by a Junior Girl at a NextGen Championship this year.

Aastha Savadatti of Calgary, Alta. finished in sole possession of second place at +6 on the tournament, while Ha Young Chang of Surrey, B.C. rounded out the top-three at +8.

Swinnerton carded rounds of one-under par 71 and two-under par 70, respectively, to earn the Junior Boys title with a four-stroke victory over Matthew Javier. The Saskatoon, Sask. native made four birdies on each of the two days for a total of eight en route to the NextGen Prairie Championship.

Click here for full results of the 2022 NextGen Prairie Championship.

Including Hyun Lee, the top six players in the Junior Girls division have earned exemptions into the 2022 Canadian Junior Girls Championship taking place July 25-29 at The Marshes Golf Club in Ottawa, Ont.

1Amy Seung Hyun Lee (Langley, B.C.)
2Aastha Savadatti (Calgary, Alta.)
3Ha Young Chang (Surrey, B.C.)
4Ella Kozak (Yorkton, Sask.)
T5Addison Kartusch (Winnipeg, Man.)
T5Clara Peake (Binscarth, Man.)

From the Junior Boys division, the top six players have earned exemptions into the 2022 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, August 6-10, at Rivershore Estates & Golf Links in Kamloops, British Columbia.

1Alex Swinnerton (Saskatoon, Sask.)
2Matthew Javier (Toronto, Ont.)
3Jack Moro
4Darrien Herlick (Weyburn, Sask.)
5Luke Cote (Regina, Sask.)
6Grady Chuback (Headingley, Man.)

About the NextGen Championships series, 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 2022 national championships. NextGen Championships provide junior players an opportunity to develop and showcase their skills at the highest level of tournament golf.