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Carson McKinlay of Ridgetown won the collegiate men's division on the Jamieson Junior Golf Tour on Wednesday.

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McKinlay wins Jamieson event

Carson McKinlay of Ridgetown won the collegiate men’s division on the Jamieson Junior Golf Tour by shooting a 3-under-68 Wednesday at Essex Golf & Country Club in LaSalle.

McKinlay fired a 31 on the front nine and recovered from a rough start on the back nine with an eagle on the par-five 13th.

McKinlay is going into his redshirt junior season at Wayne State. He made the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s All-Academic Excellence Team last season.

Blenheim’s Owen Dorssers of Willow Ridge was third with a 71.

Tyler Hurtubise of Sutton Creek won the junior boys’ division with a 70. Chatham’s Colin Kloostra and Blenheim’s Aidan Webster, both of Willow Ridge, tied for fourth with 74.

Jasmine Ly of Roseland won the junior girls’ division with a 72. Melanie Burgess of Ambassador won the collegiate women’s division in a playoff after shooting an 80.

Chatham FC ends drought

Shelbie Coristine and Taryn Dudley scored in the second half as Chatham FC beat the London United Gryphons 2-0 in the London & Area Women’s Soccer League on Wednesday at Keil Drive.

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After two straight scoreless ties, Chatham FC (7-1-4) used the victory to move back into second place in the First Division.

Brooke Foster posted her third straight shutout and division-best eighth overall.

Coristine scored the winner off Megan Hakr’s cross. Dudley added the insurance goal off a pass from Reece Cowan.

Chatham FC will host the Byron Fury on Wednesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at St. Clair College’s Chatham Campus.

Hunter signs with Tommies

Goaltender Marandee Hunter of Chatham has committed to the St. Thomas University women’s hockey team in Fredericton, N.B., for next season.

“Seeing Marandee play the first thing you notice is her athleticism, but her compete level is what separates her from a lot of her peers,” Tommies head coach Peter Murphy said in a statement. “She does everything she can to stop a puck. On top of that, she is very eager to learn and we see her improving quickly this season.”

Hunter was 19-3-5 with eight shutouts last season for the Chatham Midget ‘AA’ Outlaws. She helped them to a fourth-place finish at the Ontario championships.

She’s joining the defending Atlantic University Sport champions.

“When I toured the campus everyone there gave me a warm welcome,” Hunter said in the statement. “St. Thomas will provide great education options to help me pursue my desired career. Above all I chose St. Thomas University because of the community and family-oriented atmosphere.”

Day, Hawryluk make cut

Maple City clubmates Garret Day and Mathew Hawryluk of Chatham made the cut at the Ontario junior boys’ golf championship Wednesday at Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club in Thornton.

Day is tied for 45th at 9 over going into the third round after shooting 78 in the first and 75 in the second.

Hawryluk is tied for 56th at 10 over after rounds of 81 and 73.

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