Eileen Park and Jaiden Koonar crowned Alberta U19 Champions
Alberta Golf (Diamond Valley) – Heavy rains in the morning, hot and sunny early afternoon, half hour lightning delay late afternoon but in the end we crowned our U19 Champions for 2023. In the girls championship defending champion Eileen Park from The Red Deer Golf and Country Club shot a Turner Valley Golf Club course record for ladies with a 4-under 68 to defend her title with a 6 stroke victory over Sarah Armstrong from Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat. 14-year-old Eileen Park, the 2023 Alberta Women’s Amateur Runner-Up, birdied 4 of her last 5 holes to shoot 68 and run away with the title.
2023 Alberta U19 Champion Eileen Park
WATCH INTERVIEW WITH EILEEN PARK
The Alberta U19 Girls Inter-Provincial Team consists of Eileen Park, Sarah Armstrong and Carys Code.
Carys Code, Eileen Park and Sarah Armstrong
Onto the U19 Boys division where Jaiden Koonar from The Glencoe Golf and Country Club shot a 4-under par 68 to edge Zach Haydamack and Tobias Buffam by 1 stroke to earn the title. Koonar eagled the 11th hole and followed it up with a birdie on 12 and played steady par golf coming in and despite a bogey on the 18th hole after a 30 minute lightning delay his stellar round of 68 earned him the trophy.
2023 U19 Boys Champion Jaiden Koonar
WATCH INTERVIEW WITH JAIDEN KOONAR
The Alberta U19 Boys Inter-Provincial Team consists of Jaiden Koonar, Zach Haydamack and Tobias Buffam.
Zach Haydamack, Jaiden Koonar and Tobias Buffam
A big thanks to Turner Valley Golf Club and General Manager J.D. Scheller for hosting the Alberta U19 Championship.
J.D. Scheller, Turner Valley Golf Club General Manager