PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship Begins on Monday
Brooklyn, ON (July 16, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association will be hosting the 17th annual PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship July 17th to July 20th. For the forth straight year, Lakeridge Links Golf Club in Brooklyn, ON will host the only national match play junior event in Canada. Juniors from across Canada will make their way to Lakeridge Links for this unique and prestigious major championship.
Prior to the tournament, a Freedom 55 Financial Skills Competition will take place on July 16th which will be followed by a Welcome BBQ for all the players in the field.
The PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship began in 2001 at Horseshoe Valley in Barrie, ON in order to offer junior golfers a truly unique championship experience. It was clear at the inaugural event that there was a certain grandeur surrounding this competition.
Day one and two consists of stroke play competition which determines the seeding for match play. The top 16 players in both the Bantam and Junior Boys division will advance to match play, while the top 8 players in the Junior Girls and top 4 in Bantam Girls divisions will advance to match play. Day three and four will have players competing in both morning and afternoon matches.
The manicured surroundings and natural setting found at Lakeridge frequently draw comparisons to other premier courses. The courses 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 their diverse mix of challenging holes and universal appeal.
Schedule of Events
Registration – July 16 – 12:00pm
Freedom 55 Financial Skills Competition – July 16 – 3:00pm
Stroke Play Round 1 Cross-Over Tee Times – July 17 – 8:00am
Stroke Play Round 2 Cross-Over Tee Times – July 18 – 8:00am
Match Play Round 1 – July 19 – 8:00am
Match Play Round 2 – July 19 – 1:00pm
Match Play Semi Finals – July 20 – 8:00am
Match Play Finals – July 20 – 1:00pm
Awards Presentation – July 20 – 5:30pm
For more information, including results and tee times, please visit the official tournament website.
The CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship will be officially ranked by Golf week, Golf Ontario, Golf Canada, Junior Golf Scoreboard and the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
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. 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 Additional Information:
Trevor Vander Glas
Communications and Media Assistant