Richmond Hill, ON (July 25, 2015) – On Monday, the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) begins its championship season for the second year in a row at Lakeridge Links Golf Club. Monday marks the first round of the 2015 CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship. “Lakeridge Links Golf Club and The Geared to Golf Performance Center are excited to be affiliated with the CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship. In its 10th season at the golf club and with a strong relationship with PING Canada, this is the perfect fit to assist with the growth of junior golf!”, said Ryan Starr, the Director of Golf at Lakeridge Links.
The manicured surroundings and natural setting you find at Lakeridge frequently draw comparisons to other premier courses. Its exceptional design features 18 championship holes spanning 6900 yards on 160 acres of natural rolling terrain. Since opening in 1989, Lakeridge Links has continued to build its reputation around its diverse mix of challenging holes and universal appeal.
The PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship is considered one of the top match play events in Canada. Day one and two consist of a stroke play competition to determine the seeding for match play. The top 16 players in both Boys divisions will advance to match play, while the top 8 players in both Girls divisions will advance to match play. Day three and four have players competing in both morning and afternoon matches.
With a strong field set to compete in the CJGA’s first national championship and only match play event, here are some players to watch:
Matthew Vihant – Toronto, ON
Peyton Callens – Langton, ON
Zack Mason – Toronto, ON
Boys 14 & Under
Johnny Travale – Hamilton, ON
Adamo Di Tullio – Brampton, ON
Max Wang – Brampton, ON
Sydney Naro – Toronto, ON
Danielle Sawyer – Grafton, ON
Sonia Nagindas – Aurora, ON
Girls 14 & Under
Victoria Zheng – Markham, ON
Vaijayanti Bharkada – Brampton, ON
A skills challenge will be conducted on the Sunday prior to competition, beginning at 4:00PM. The Skills Challenge consists of putting, chipping, driving, and iron play. If you are interested in attending, please email Nate Benton at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Junior Skills Challenge, visit www.future-links.org.
Schedule of Events:
Sunday July 26
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Tournament Registration
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM – CN Future Links Junior Skills Challenge
Monday July 27
6:30 AM to 10:00 AM – Tournament Registration
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM – First Round Tee Times
Tuesday July 28
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Second Round Tee Times
Wednesday July 29
7:00 AM to 9:00 AM – Round of 16 Tee Times
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM – Quarter Final Tee Times
Thursday July 30
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM – Semi-Final Tee Times
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Final Match Tee Times
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM – Awards Ceremony
Tournament Information: CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship
About the CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship
In 2001 the PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship was incorporated into the CJGA tournament schedule to provide junior golfers with outstanding skills an opportunity to compete in a match play format. Juniors gain a valuable experience due to the tournaments’ strength of field and have a chance to evaluate their skills against some of the nation’s best junior golfers. This tournament is the only national junior match play event in Canada.
About The Canadian Junior Golf Association
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. 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 Additional Information:
CJGA Tournament Operations Coordinator
Canadian Junior Golf Association