Macrow headlines CJGA Junior Challenge
Eric Macrow gave up hockey a couple years ago to focus on his golf career.
It's a decision that has looked to have paid off, as the Kingston, Ontario, native is one of the top juniors in Canada.
He's the No. 1-ranked player in the CJGA Junior Tour's Boys 15-19 Order of Merit and he'll be among the participants in this weekend's CJGA World Junior Challenge at Innisbrook's Island Course. The event, which runs Friday-Sunday, features three divisions – boys 15-19, boys 14 and under, and girls – and includes a pair of top 10-ranked CJGA golfers on both the boys and girls sides.
Macrow (No. 1, 2,650 points) and Marc Casullo (No. 9, 1,647.49 points) are the highest-ranked players in the boys 15-19 field while Genevieve Stelmacovich (No. 2, 3,345 points) and Kristen Wong (No. 5, 2,177.14 points) are the highest-ranked players in the girls field.
Macrow won the CJGA Ping Match Play in July, defeating second-ranked Nick Quesnel, 2 and 1, in the final match. He also finished fourth at the CJGA Mizuno National Junior in August.
It's been quite the year for the 17-year-old, who is looking to better his finish at the World Junior Challenge from a year ago when he tied for 11th place. He'll have to contend with Andrei Collins who finished T-5 at the event last year, the best finish out of any player in this year's field.