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CJGA to Host Junior Linkster Event This Weekend in Cambridge

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Richmond Hill, Ont. (May 27, 2011) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is preparing for another Junior Linkster event this weekend at the Cambridge Golf Club in Cambridge, Ont. The association is anticipating another jam-packed day of exciting golf as youngsters compete against each other while learning the fundamentals of the game. This weekend is a Junior Worlds Qualifier for players ten and under. CJGA members at the top of their game will earn spots at the 2011 Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego later this summer. They will go up against the best young golfers in the world and will represent CJGA Team Canada at the event.

Kavith Ranchagoda of Richmond Hill, Ont. goes for back-to-back wins in the Boys 8 & Under division. He shot a +5 (39) last weekend in Acton, Ont. to claim the victory by one shot. Adam Kalwies of Burlington, Ont. won the other tournament on the Ontario schedule in Oakville earlier this month and is also in the field seeking his second title of the season. Shawn Sehra of Windsor, Ont. is another name to watch at Cambridge. He has come close to winning twice this year, finishing T4 at the season opener and runner-up last weekend at Acton.
Dee Xie of Toronto is expected to be a contender in the Boys 9-10 division. After finishing runner-up in Oakville, he was the winner last week at Acton following three birdies on No. 6, 10 and 13. Kelvin Lim of Thornhill, Ont. finished right behind Xie and is also in the tournament Sunday. Carlito Reyes of Markham, Ont. is looking for another great weekend at Cambridge. He is playing in his third Linkster event of the year after posting top-10 finishes at his first two events.
Peyton Callens of Langton, Ont. and Kyle Fancy of Hillsburgh, Ont. headline the Boys 11-13 division. Callens is playing in his second tournament of the year, shooting a +3 (70) to finish T2 at the season opener in Oakville. Fancy is expected to continue his consistent play this weekend, posting a seventh-place finish at Acton and a T6 behind Callens at Oakville. Other names to watch include Marcus Khaw of Burlington, Ont. and Cole Hague of Markham, Ont.
In the Girls 9 & Under, Savannah Grewal of Mississauga, Ont. tries to win her second tournament of the season. She birdied her final hole of the day in Oakville to capture the season opener earlier this month. Lauren Johnson of Barrie, Ont. and Kieran Gerow of Brighton, Ont. will be right on her heels this weekend as they finished in second and third behind Grewal in the same event.
Olivia Trieu of Richmond Hill, Ontario is expected to be a force in the Girls 10-13 division. She`s had two top-ten finishes this season on tour and played in the Junior event last weekend in Janetville, Ont. Isabella Portokalis of London, Ont. will also challenge for the title. She used her powerful swing in Oakville to win the Lexus Skills Competition and finished the day in third. Alisa and Mia Berindea of Richmond Hill, Ont. are playing in their first event with the CJGA.
Tee times begin at noon. Spectators are encouraged to attend.
About the CJGA
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (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 More Information:
Greg DeClara
Media and Communications Assistant
Canadian Junior Golf Association
P: 1-877-508-1069 x224



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