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Full Field Set To Take on University GC at PUMA Challenge

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Richmond Hill, ON (March 25, 2011) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is set to conduct the first of four PUMA Challenge events across Canada at University Golf Course in Vancouver, British Columbia this weekend. A full field of juniors will be on hand to take in the PUMA Challenge that will include the PUMA Player’s Lounge for all players. Juniors will also be competing for a spot on CJGA Team Canada to represent their country at the coveted Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, CA. in July.
With a full field in the Boy’s 15-19 flight, we are certain to have some exciting play on the weekend. Kevin Ko of Coquitlam, BC and Kevin Kwon of Pitt Meadows, BC head the division, respectively capturing the first two events to open the 2011 season. Other players to keep an eye on this weekend are Tae In Lee of Maple Ridge, BC as well as a couple out of province players Emmett Oh of Calgary, AB and Josh Zaporzan of Winnipeg, MB.
The Boys 14 & Under flight should play host to another great competition as Jordan Lu, winner of the first two events on the 2011 CJGA schedule, is back at it to try for a third straight division title. Curtis Chan of Richmond, BC will look to challenge the lead on the weekend along with Henry Lee of Coquitlam, BC and Logan Yanick of Courtenay, BC.
The Girls Division will once again be very competitive as a full field of girls will compete for the division crown. Anica Yoo of Port Coquitlam, BC will look to defend her title at the PUMA Challenge after capturing last year’s event by a single stroke over Jamie Oleksiew of Surrey, BC, who is in the field and will certainly look to improve her result. Last week’s runner-up Naomi Ko of Victoria, BC should be in contention come Sunday, as well as other notables Muni He of Pitt Meadows, BC, and Annie Songeun Lee of Surrey, BC.
The tournament will get under way at 11:20AM each day. Spectators are encouraged to attend.
About PUMA
PUMA is one of the world's leading Sportlifestyle companies that designs and develops footwear, apparel and accessories. It is committed to working in ways that contribute to the world by supporting Creativity, SAFE Sustainability and Peace, and by staying true to the principles of being Fair, Honest, Positive and Creative in decisions made and actions taken. PUMA starts in Sport and ends in Fashion. Its Sport Performance and Lifestyle labels include categories such as Football, Running, Motorsports, Golf and Sailing. Sport Fashion features collaborations with renowned designer labels such as Alexander McQueen, Mihara Yasuhiro and Sergio Rossi. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and Tretorn. The company, which was founded in 1948, distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs more than 9,000 people worldwide and has headquarters in Herzogenaurach/Germany, Boston, London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit
About the CJGA
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is a ³registered Canadian amateur athletic association² (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada.. The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is dedicated to providing Canada's junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf. Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Founding Partner, LEXUS.
For Additional Information:
Brad Parkins
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association
1.877.508.1069 ext 221



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