Richmond Hill, Ont. (February 22, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is proud to announce that eight of its members will be competing at the 2nd annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship. The tournament is set to take place February 24-26, 2017 at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.
CJGA members Callum Davison, Brendan Dunphy, Thomas Giroux, Chris Horton, Chandler McDowell, Max Sekulic, Emily Zhu and Cynthia Zhao will be amongst the 90 juniors participating in the tournament.
“We are pleased to have eight of our junior members participating in this prestigious event”, said John Lawrence, Managing Director of Tour Operations for the CJGA. “Partnering with events such as this allows CJGA members to gain the proper experience to further develop their golfing careers”.
The invitational event for boys and girls 13-18 will provide participants a PGA Tour-like experience, and the chance to test themselves against premier players from across the globe. From names on their lockers to placards on the range and live scoring throughout the property, the tournament will provide players an experience similar to what Johnson enjoys on tour.
“We’re really excited about the level of Junior players coming down from Canada”, says Jeff Monday, Tournament Director for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. “Our involvement with the CJGA has ensured great Canadian representation for the first two years of the event, and we hope it continues for a long time.”
Round one starts Friday February 24th at 9:00am local time. For more information, including result, please visit www.worldjuniorgolfchampionship.com/
About the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship
The second annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship will tee off with the goal of attracting an international field comprised of some of the game’s best junior golfers. The invitational event for Boys and Girls 13-18 will feature 90 players from around the world and will be played at TPC Myrtle Beach February 24-26, 2017. With the support of Johnson, the tournament will provide participants a PGA Tour-like experience, and the chance to test themselves against premier players from across the globe. The February date, which will take advantage of Myrtle Beach’s sub-tropical climate, will give juniors a chance to jump-start their 2017 season at one of the best events on the calendar.
About the CJGA
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) non-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. Currently in its 25th year, The 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 Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.
For more information, please contact:
Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday
Managing Director, Tour Operations
Canadian Junior Golf Association