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~U.S. Kids Exemptions on the Line~

Richmond Hill, Ont. (June 18, 2015) – The Club de Golf Val des Lacs is set to host the CJGA Junior Linkster tour this week as a full field of young golfers head to Saint-Sophie, QC this Saturday. Junior golfers from 5-13 years of age will be taking to the greens in an event that is a qualifier for the prestigious US Kids Golf World Championship. The U.S. Kids Golf World Championship will once again take place in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Home to several of the nation’s most beautiful courses, the Pinehurst community will be hosting the largest event in junior golf for the eighth consecutive year. This is the last opportunity for CJGA Linksters to qualify for the event.

Val des Lacs

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2009, the Club de golf Val des Lacs is a classic parkland course renowned for its pristine conditioning and traditional feel. Designed by renowned Canadian architect Howard Watson, Val des Lacs features rolling fairways accented by lakes, valleys and hills, and defined by mature trees.

The weather forecast for Saturday calls for a mostly sunny day with a high that is predicted to be in the 20’s.

With a full field of golfers this weekend, here are a few players to keep an eye on:

Girls 9 & Under
Carlee Meilleur, Lansdowne, ON

Boys 8 & Under
Ekveer Minhas, Pierrefonds, QC
Estraid Poudy, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC

Boys 9-10
William Dallaire, Levis, QC
Minhas Gurpreet, Pierrefonds, QC

Girls 10-13

Yasmine Daoud, Pierrefonds, QC

Boys 11-13
Malik Dao, Notre-Dame Ile Perrot, QC
Thomas Stafford, Beaconsfield, QC

Schedule of Events:

Saturday June 20
11:00AM: Registration Opens
11:30AM: Freedom 55 Financial Clinics for Kids – Michel Messier
12:30PM-2:00PM: Round 1 Tee Times
6:00PM: Awards Ceremony

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:
Chris Hawke
Tournament Operations Assistant
Canadian Junior Golf Association