Carlsbad, California – (December 3, 2016) – Sunny skies and warm temperatures greeted members of CJGA Team Canada as they prepared for the 16th annual Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. The event, which is hosted by PGA Tour professional Aaron Baddeley, will have over 90 juniors competing from three continents including Australia, Asia, and North America.
Also competing at this year’s event are national teams from Japan, Australia, Mexico, USA Taiwan, and Canada. The nine-member squad of CJGA Team Canada is made up of juniors from across Canada who earned their spot through national qualifiers conducted in the fall.
Vivian Lee, New Westminster, BC
Kitty Zhang, Vancouver, BC
Rachael Rier, Hanover, ON
Andy Kim, Langley, BC
Jacob Presutti, Brampton, ON
Andrew Widjaja, Calgary, AB
Sean Garvey, Oakville, ON
Keaton Veillette, Toronto, ON
Ryan Sabo, Burlington, ON
Canada will be looking to improve their finished from last year after finishing sixth. “We are excited to be here and competing again at the ABIJC. The course is in great shape and will be a challenge for the players” said CJGA Team Canada Manager John Lawrence. “The Baddeley family put on a great event and we are grateful for the opportunity they provide to Canadian junior golfers.”
The Aaron Baddeley International Junior Golf Championship is truly a remarkable event. Beyond being a great cultural and competitive experience, the event also provides juniors the experience of competing in a professional tour event. The winning boy and girl also receive paid exemptions into the 2017 Women’s Australian Open and 2017 Australian Open.
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:
Managing Director, Tour Operations/International Competitions
Canadian Junior Golf Association