Carlsbad, California – (December 6, 2015) – Sunny skies and warm temperatures greeted members of CJGA Team Canada as they prepare for the 15th 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 around the world including Australia, Asia, and North America
Also competing at this year’s event are national teams from Japan, Australia, Mexico, USA and Canada. The six member squad of CJGA Team Canada is made up of juniors from across Canada who earned their spot through national qualifiers conducted back in the fall.
Bethany Ma, Vancouver, BC
Lucy Liu, Vancouver, BC
Chandler McDowell, Red Deer, AB
Griffin Jones, Manotick, ON
James Parsons, Almonte, ON
Matthew Kettleson, Vancouver, BC
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.”
In addition to the team players, CJGA will also being represented by four individual players who also earn invitations based on their performance at the national qualifiers.
Zachary Greifenberger, Toronto, ON
Jaron Brown, Thornhill, ON
Jared Coyle, Manotick, ON
Andy Kim, Langley, BC
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 2016 Women’s Australian Open and 2016 Australian Open.
Round one begins tomorrow with tee times starting at 7:30am local time. To view scores or pairings please visit the tournament website.
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 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