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MEET OUR EARLY SIGNEES (January 2017)
NCAA Early Signing period for golf lasts a single week in early November. The Durham Junior Golf Tour is thrilled to have two members signing this year!!
At the DJGT, one of our goals and objectives is to help our tour members achieve their dreams of playing NCAA golf. We are proud of Nick Oosterhof and Ryan Page, for their dedication, hard work and perseverance in accomplishing this goal. Nick and Ryan have worked hard on both their academics and golf training and with the support of, our golf team and their parents, have earned golf scholarships south of the border. Both student athletes will be attending Lake Superior State University next year where they will be joining tour alumni Zac Carson, Taylor Cosburn and Gavin MacIver playing golf for the Lakers. Nick plans to earn a degree in Environmental Science while Ryan will be pursuing a degree in Accounting and Finance.
Nick Oosterhof has been a tour member since 2012 and has been mainstay atop our leaderboards for much of his playing career. This past season Nick earned victories in 3 tour events including the season’s first major and finished 3rd on our order of merit. Nick posted impressive results at the Ontario Junior Boys' Championship were he finished in 12th position and qualified for the Canadian Junior Boys Championship finishing T17. For the past three seasons, Nick has been a member of the Team DJGT training program working hard on his game.
"Nicholas is a really special young man. Firstly, he’s blessed with tremendous physical capacity and coordination - he’s big and strong. But he also possesses a unique appreciation for the mental game and the task of being into every shot. From the moment I met Nick, he has impressed me with his appreciation for the art and playing of the game, and when you combine this passion with his physical capacity you get a pretty phenomenal athletic package. I wish him the very best in his next stage of performance, and I’m certain he will be a star for his future teams - at college and beyond." – Jon Roy (Team DJGT – Head Coach)
Ryan Page has been a tour member for the past 5 seasons. Ryan was originally a U15 alternate in 2011 before earning full tour status in 2012. Ryan is an excellent example of what hard work and commitment to game improvement looks like, showing yearly improvement and progression up our leaderboards. In 2016, Ryan finished T1 in our second major of the season and posted six top 10 finishes on route to finishing 5th on our order of merit. This past fall he finished in 5th at the LOSSA Golf Championships helping pace Sinclair Secondary High School to the team title and lead them to the silver medal at the OFSSA Golf Championships.
“We look forward to following Nick and Ryan’s journey in college and feel very rewarded to have played a small role in their success and progression.” – Jane Iceton (Tour Chairman DJGT)