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CJGA U.S. Kids World Championship East Qualifier This Weekend in Stouffville

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Richmond Hill, Ont. (June 17, 2011) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is hosting another Junior Linkster event this weekend at Maples of Ballantrae Golf Club in Stouffville, Ont. Each division features a strong field of juniors as they attempt to qualify for the U.S. Kids World Championships at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. This event attracts over 1000 golfers representing over 20 countries from around the world. The five-day tournament format includes: opening and closing ceremonies, practice rounds, a three-day tournament and several other fun activities. The older divisions will tee off on the Championship Course this weekend while the younger golfers will play the Executive Course.

In the Boys 11-13 division, Peyton Callens of Langton, Ont. and Henry Moon of Thornhill, Ont. head into the event as strong contenders. Callens won the CJGA Junior Worlds Qualifier by 10 shots in a tough field similar to this weekend. Moon captured the titles at Highland Gate and Acton earlier this year and is looking to rebound from a sixth-place finish last Sunday in Cambridge, Ont. Marcus Khaw of Burlington, Ont. and Cole Hague of Markham, Ont. are other golfers to watch in the division.
The Boys 9-10 division is filled with great players and should be a fun division to watch throughout the day. Dee Xie of Toronto is coming off a win at Highland Gate and has finished no worse than fifth in all of his events this year. Kelvin Lim of Thornhill, Ont. is going for back-to-back wins after finishing first at Beaverdale last Sunday. Johnny Travale of Hamilton placed second and third at his two tournaments with the CJGA and is expected to continue his strong play. Freddy D’Angelo of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. and Eli Mathew of Waterloo, Ont. will continue to prepare for the Junior Worlds next month where they will represent CJGA Team Canada.
Shawn Sehra of Windsor, Ont. looks to pick up his first win of the season in the Boys 8 & Under division. He had a fourth-place finish at the CJGA Junior Worlds Qualifier and has performed well in all of his events. Maddox Callens of Langton, Ont. won the same event as his brother in Cambridge, Ont. and should be a force in the division. Kevin Jayasekera of Thornhill, Ont. is coming off a seventh-place finished at Highland Gate. Adam Kelwies of Burlington, Ont. and Kavith Ranchagoda of Richmond Hill, Ont. are other names to watch at the top of the leaderboard.
In the Girls 10-13 division, Dylaney Day of Toronto is playing in her first Linkster event of the season. She’s had two solid showings at Junior Tour stops so far, finishing eighth last weekend at Blue Springs. Isabella Portokalis of London, Ont. has been steadily improving all year. She won the tournament last Sunday in Cambridge, Ont. after finishing second and third in her other events. Jennifer Yoon of Oakville, Ont. has been consistent all year and is another name to watch in the division.
Savannah Grewal of Mississauga, Ont. is going for her third consecutive victory in the Girls 9 & Under division. She has dominated the tour so far and is expected to once again be a contender. Alyssa DiMarcantonio of Maple, Ont. will represent CJGA Team Canada at the Junior Worlds this summer and is expected to challenge Grewal for the championship. She is coming off a victory in her last tournament at Highland Gate.
Tee times begin at 12:40 p.m. 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
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