Surrey, B.C. (March 15, 2016) – The field is set and the weather forecast is good for this week’s Canadian Junior Golf Association Western Canada Junior Championship presented by the Tour Performance LAB at Northview GC in Surrey, B.C.
Junior golfers from across Canada, representing six provinces, make up the field of 96 golfers competing in their age division for the Western Canada CJGA title. The age divisions for the boys and girls entered include: Junior U19; Juvenile U17 and Bantam U15.
Many of the Canada’s top junior golfers are in the field. This includes members of Golf Canada’s Junior Boys and Girls Development teams who are preparing for their competitive season in the 54-hole championship played over three days (March 17-19) on Northview’s championship Ridge Course.
Members of Team Canada Boy’s Development Team include: Charles Eric Belanger, Quebec; A.J. Ewart, B.C.; Tony Gil and Thomas “Jack” Simpson, Ontario. The Girls Development Team members playing include: Tiffany Kong, Vancouver; Hannah Lee, Surrey and Katherine Chan, Richmond.
The competitive field includes a strong contingent of B.C players including: Diego San Pedro, Richmond; Keaton Gudtz and Josh Miller; Victoria; Shirin Anjarwalla, Nanaimo; Euna Han, Jaya Rampuri and Henry Lee, Coquitlam; Alisha Lau, Richmond; Amanda Minni and Mary Parsons, Delta; Callum Davison, Duncan; Jae Wook Lee and Ye Ji Lim, Langley; Khan Lee, Tanvir Kahlon and Susan Xiao, Surrey..
The final round of the three-day tournament will feature the same last day pin placements that were played at Northview when the PGA Tour’s Air Canada championship was last played here.
Wednesday’s practice round for the contestants will feature a Long Drive Competition hosted by Northview’s Tour Performance LAB and a welcome dinner with a list of guest speakers including Team Canada Development Team Coaches Robert Ratcliffe and Ann Carroll. First groups tee off Thursday at 9:00 a.m.
About Tour Performance LAB
Golf is more than just putting the little white ball in the hole. Golf is a lifestyle! To get the most out of your golf game you need to address all the key components that make up the modern game of golf. State of the art golf instruction, golf specific fitness and conditioning programs, course management and mental/emotional awareness are all equally important in maximizing your potential. To play your best golf you need a coaching team that works together to deliver all these elements utilizing a common and proven coaching philosophy. Your LAB coaching team is ready! Are you ready for the LAB?
About 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:
BC Tournament Director
Canadian Junior Golf Association