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Rules of Golf
27/8 Ball Found After Search Exceeding Five Minutes Is Then Played
A player searches for his ball for five minutes and does not find it. He continues to search, finds the ball and plays it. What is the ruling?
The ball was lost and therefore out of play when the five-minute period allowed for search expired -- see Definitions of "Ball in Play" and "Lost Ball." When the player played a stroke with a ball out of play, he played a wrong ball -- see Definition of "Wrong Ball" -- and incurred a penalty of loss of hole in match play or two strokes in stroke play -- Rule 15-3. In stroke play, he was disqualified if he did not correct the error by proceeding under Rule 27-1 before playing from the next tee -- Rule 15-3b.
Updated: April 25, 2015
Cedarhurst Golf Club
Beaverton, Ontario: – Although it was slated to rain, the weather held off and it turned out to be a beautiful day at Cedarhurst, with only the last few groups receiving a few sprinkles. The field comprised of a total of 50 competitors broken down into the categories of Bantam Boys (U15), Juvenile Boys (U17), Junior Boys (U19) and Junior Girls (U19).
The Bantam Boys division saw tough competition with first and third place differing only by 2 strokes. Cameron Corbett of Lindsay Golf & Country Club and Jordan Breen of Coppinwood Golf Club both fired a 79 to tie for first place. Dalewood Golf Club golfers Mark Clarey and Spencer Grainger were close behind the leaders, shooting 81 to tie for third place.
The Juvenile Boys division was just as competitive as the Bantams- with a 3-way tie for first place! Jackson Weichel of Peterborough Golf & Country Club, Justin Posteraro of Carruthers Creek Golf Club and Tanner BigCanoe of Lindsay Golf & Country Club shot an impressive four-over-par 74 to lead their field of 23 competitors.
The Junior Boys division was led by Nicholas Oosterhof of Dalewood Golf Club who shot a stellar one-over 71- Nicholas’s score was the lowest of the day. In second place were Nicholas Canavan of Lakeridge Links Golf Club and Kyle Corrigan of Wyndance Golf Club, both shooting an 81 to take the tie for second.
The Girl’s category saw Ava Koukofikas of Cedarbrae Golf Club continue to stay in the lead shooting a 78, a formidable score leading her competitors by 15 strokes. Megan Fitchett of Lakeridge Links Golf Club took second place with a score of 93, and Angi Lu was close behind shooting a 96 to take third place. Special mention goes out to Angi who was ~1 inch from having a hole-in-one!
Thank you to Doug White and the entire team at Cedarhurst Golf Club for their continued support of the DJGT and junior golf. The tour would also like to thank our partners Durham College & Durham Lords for their support, as well as the invaluable volunteers who make running the tour possible.
“Junior/Parent Best Ball”
Ennismore, Ontario: – The Durham Junior Golf Tour hosted its first annual “Junior/Parent Best Ball” tournament on Sunday, May 29th at the Quarry Golf Club, located in the Kawartha-Peterborough area.
It was a beautiful day at the Quarry GC where 49 teams competed for the lowest 18-hole best ball score, and ultimately the title of ‘Champion’ at the inaugural tournament. In a best ball format both partners play their own ball and take the lowest score out of the two for their team score on each hole.
The teams competed in three divisions based on the junior’s age. In the U19 Girls division the team of Ava and Paul Koukofikas came out on top after retrogression with a score of 75. Also with a score of 75 was the team of Angi Lu and Rhonda Trapp and rounding out the top three were Megan and Jeff Fitchett at 78.
In the U15 Boys division Tyler and Marc Savard captured the win with a score of 66 – the lowest score in the entire tournament. In a close second place finish was the team of Joshua and Darren Stalteri with a score of 68 and third place went to Ben and Matt Butler with a 69.
The talent continued to shine in the U17/19 Boys division where Will and Randy Richardson won with a 67. Right behind them were Nicholas and Joe Pacione with a score of 68. Tied for third were the teams of Tanner and Tim BigCanoe along with Jeremy Wood and Brian Wilkins who both had team scores of 70.
The four closest to the pin champions were: Jordan Breen (U15), Justin Posteraro (U17/19), Ava Koukofikas (U19Girls) and Joe Pacione (Parent).
The event was both fun and educational. In addition to the best ball competition a ‘rules of golf competition’ was held. On each hole, players were presented with a question regarding a rules scenario they may experience on the course. The teams answered each question and were scored to see who had the greatest rules knowledge. Needless to say the complex rules of golf are an area where everyone could improve.
Thank you to Darren Stalteri and the entire team at Quarry Golf Club for their support of the DJGT, we look forward to hosting many more tournaments at the Quarry!
2016 Tour Qualifier
Fraserville, Ontario: The DJGT held its 24th annual tour qualifier at Baxter Creek Golf Club. The qualifier consisted of two 18-hole rounds of golf contested over two days, where athletes from across the Durham and Peterborough Regions competed for spots in the categories of Bantam boys (U15), Juvenile boys (U17), Junior boys (U19) and Girls (U19). The tour saw 82 athletes come out to vye for the 55 spots available for the 2016 season.
Round one began Saturday and although it was raining and windy the golfers persevered. Despite high winds of up to 50km/h there were still birdies to be made; Dylan Stuckless of Oshawa G&CC shot 77 with two birdies to have the low round of the day. Coming into day two, our golfers were prepared for the weather with toques, mitts and many layers. Day two on the course saw not only high winds and rain, but hail and snow! Although tested by the elements and the golf course, no challenge was too great and the athletes completed their second round.
Joshua Stalteri of Quarry Golf Club led the Bantam boys category with consistent scores of 81,81 for a 2-day total of 162. Close behind him were Henry Gay of Oshawa Golf & Country Club with a total of 166 and Aiden Hussey of Barcovan Golf Club with 167. In the Juvenile boys Dylan Stuckless carried his momentum into day two shooting a total of 157 (77,80), six-shots ahead of Simon Genich of Dalewood Golf Club (163) and Noah MacNab of Oshawa Golf & Country Club (164). The Junior boys category was won by Nicholas Pacione of Cherry Downs Golf & Country Club shooting a total of 159 (83,76) followed by Jackson Weichel of Peterborough Golf & Country Club (163) and Jack Riordan of Oshawa Golf & Country Club (166). The Girls category saw Ava Koukofikas of Cedarbrae Golf & Country Club lead the way shooting 85,88 for a total of 173. Hilary Cameron of Oshawa Golf & Country Club and Angi Lu tied for second with 2-day totals of 194.
Thank you to Kevin Gunter and the entire team at Baxter Creek Golf Club for their continued support of DJGT and junior golf in our region.
DJGT Partners with Durham College
The Durham Junior Golf Tour (DJGT) is excited to announce a new three-year strategic partnership with Durham College (DC) commencing the 2016 season. DC will be the title partner of the tour for the next three seasons. Over the years, several of our alumni have attended DC and had successful playing careers with the Durham Lords.
Founded in 1967, DC is located approximately one hour east of Toronto. With campuses in Oshawa and Whitby and a learning site in Pickering, the college offers more than 12,000 full-time post-secondary and apprenticeship students access to more than 140 full-time and 16 apprenticeship programs through its Centre for Food and eight academic schools. This includes the schools of Business, IT & Management; Continuing Education; Health & Community Services; Interdisciplinary Studies; Justice & Emergency Services; Media, Art & Design; Science & Engineering Technology; and Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology. The Durham Lords have a tradition of excellence that has been developed and continued year in and year out by dedicated staff, first-rate coaches and talented and focused student-athletes from around the province and across Canada.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with the DJGT for the next three seasons," said Durham College Director of Athletics, Ken Babcock. "They do an excellent job in developing and promoting junior golf throughout the Durham and Peterborough Regions. We are looking forward to building a strong relationship with the tour and working with its membership to grow the game of golf."