Richmond Hill, ON (May 29, 2015) – It’s an exciting weekend for the CJGA’s Junior Linksters as they will be battling it out at Maples of Ballantrae Golf Club in Stouffville Ontario for a chance to qualify for the US Kids Golf World Championships in July.

The US Kids Golf World Championship is truly unique with a total field size exceeding 1000 golfers for the last four years. The event has most US states and over 20 countries from around the world represented. The five-day tournament format includes: opening and closing ceremonies, practice rounds, a three-day tournament as well as other activities.

The 18-hole course measures 6625 yards from the back tees and is a challenge for all skill levels. It has gently rolling fairways, strategically bunkered greens and an assortment of woods and water to test your accuracy

The weather forecast is looking favourable for the junior golfers with temperatures projected to be in the low twenties.

The strong fields of juniors are sure to provide excitement on Saturday. Some player’s to keep an eye on are:

Boys 8 & Under

Jordan Hwang- Richmond Hill, ON
Finn Foster- Brantford, ON

Girls 9 & Under

Gabriella McDaniel- Toronto, ON

Boys 9-10

Kevin Lee- Markham, ON
Luca Cimoroni-Toronto, ON

Girls 10 -13

Elaine Giantsopoulos- Richmond Hill, ON
Kelly Zhao- Toronto, ON

Boys 11-13

Zander Gibson-Milton, ON
Carlito Reyes- Markham, ON

Schedule of Events:

May 31 10:30 AM-Tournament Registration
May 31 12:00 PM-Round 1 Tee Times – Championship Course
May 31 3:30 PM-Round 1 Tee Times – Executive Course
May 31 8:00 PM-Awards Presentation

Tournament Information: US Kids Golf World Championship – Team East Qualifier

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

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:

Nate Benton
CJGA Tournament Operations Assistant
Canadian Junior Golf Association