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CJGA Set to Return to Weston G&CC for Prestigious International Competition

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Richmond Hill, Ont. (June 29, 2011) – Distinguished junior golfers from around the continent will travel to Toronto this week for the ninth annual North America Cup. This prestigious international event is returning to its birthplace at Weston Golf & Country Club and will see CJGA Team Canada battle IJGT Team USA from July 4-6 in a Ryder-Cup style tournament. The Canadian contingent is led by fourteen of the country`s most talented and sought-after athletes whose lengthy resumes feature success on the provincial, national and international level.

 
CJGA Team Canada
 
Boys 14 and Under
Carter Simon, Sutton West, Ont.
Marc Casullo, Aurora, Ont.
Brendan Seys, Port Lambton, Ont.
Noah Vongphit, Regina, Sask.
 
Boys 15-19
Russell Bowie, Mississauga, Ont.
Javier Diaz, Woodbridge, Ont.
Christian Nowakowski, Victoria, B.C.
John McKiernan, Calgary, Alta.
Colton Kalkanis, Hillsdale, Ont.
Myles Creighton, Digby, N.S.
Jake McNulty, Port Perry, Ont.
Jamie Cherutti, Aurora, Ont.
 
Girls
Emily Romkey, Fall River, N.S.
Julia Henderson, New Glasgow, N.S.
 
The North America Cup has quickly become one of the preeminent junior golf tournaments in both Canada and the United States. Since its inception in 2003, the event has witnessed outstanding golf shots and an increasing competitive rivalry. The North America Cup is recognized as a hub for future stars in the game as several of its participants have gone on to play on professional tours around the world, including PGA Tour player Rickie Fowler who competed in 2003.
 
The CJGA is proud to continue its partnership with Weston Golf & Country Club as the club prepares to host its fourth North America Cup. From its humble beginnings as a four hole golf course begun by four friends in 1909, on the east bank of the Humber River in the small town of Weston, the Weston Golf & Country Club has grown into one of the premiere golf courses in Canada. Weston has hosted many prominent events both in golf and curling. The Canadian Open was held in 1955 with a young Arnold Palmer winning his first tour victory and setting a record that held for many years as the lowest score in Open history.
 
In 2010, CJGA Team Canada suffered a heart-breaking loss to the American side in Bluffton, S.C. Heading into the final day of competition, Team USA captured nine of the possible 14 points to claim the 16-12 victory. The Canadians hope to relive their success on home soil this year as Weston was the site of their last victory in 2007. All CJGA Team Canada members qualified through a designated North America Cup Qualifier on the national CJGA Junior Tour schedule.
 
Prior to the tournament, members of CJGA Team Canada will take part in a three-day training camp from June 30 – July 2 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. It will be conducted by CJGA National Coach Sean Casey and his qualified staff of CPGA Professionals at the Clublink Academy.  The camp will focus on team building, mental preparation and match play tactics.
Teams will compete in fourball, foursome and singles matches over the three-day event. A single point will be awarded to a team for winning a match and a half point will be awarded to each team if a match finishes all square. The first team to reach 14 ½ points will win the North America Cup. IJGT Team USA leads the overall series 6-2.
 
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 www.cjga.com.
 
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 x 221
 
Greg DeClara
Communications Assistant
Canadian Junior Golf Association
1-877-508-1069 x 224

6/29/2011

 

   
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