San Diego, California. (July 13, 2015) – Over the next four days Canada’s top young aspiring golfers will be competing in the prestigious IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships on nine golf courses around the San Diego area. This year, Canada will once again be well represented with 51 outstanding junior golfers.

The IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships boasts an impressive history with a strong line-up of previous champions including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els as well as many other PGA and LPGA stars. Since 1968, over seventy countries have been represented and the event annually draws a field of over 1200 junior golfers.

With one of the largest contingents, Canada is set to make its mark at this year’s competition. “We are always excited to be in San Diego this time of year” said John Lawrence, Managing Director of Tour Operations for the CJGA. “There are 51 of some of the best Canadian junior golfers participating this year. It just goes to show you how important the Junior Worlds are and the relationship we have with the San Diego Junior Golf Association.”

Not only is the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships important to all the junior golfers who participate but it’s also a big week for college coaches, who use the tournament as a hunting ground for up-and-coming talent. One of the draws for coaches is the large international contingent the Junior World always attracts.



 Boys 15-17                                        

A.J. Ewart, Coquitlam, BC

Fritz Lo, Vancouver, BC

Tristan Mandur, Mill Bay, BC

Diego San Pedro, Richmond, BC

Brendan Smith, Ayers Cliff, QC

Girls 15-17                                        

Kathrine Chan, Richmond, BC

Kenna  Hughes, Calgary, AB

Hannah Lee, Surrey,   BC

Julia Malone, Manotick, ON

Mary Parsons, Delta, BC

 Boys 13-14                            

Ethan Choi, Pincher Creek, AB

Mitchell Fleming, Calgary, AB

Mason Harder, Lethbridge, AB

Henry Lei, Surrey, BC

 Girls 13-14                                        

Annabelle Ackroyd, Calagry, AB

Sarah Beqaj, Toronto, ON

Sandee Park, West Vancouver, BC

Susan Xiao, Surrey, BC

Boys 11-12                                       

Marko Banic, Dewinton, AB

Joseph Christopher, Caldarella, Edmonton, AB

Connor Munro,Etobicoke, ON

Shawn Sehra, Windsor, ON

Jeevan Sihota, Victoria ,BC

Freddy Sun, Richmond, BC

Hunter Thomson, Calgary, AB

Girls 11-12                                        

Jennifer Gu, West Vancouver, BC

Victoria (Yanjun)Liu, Vancouver, BC

Boys 9-10                                          

Aaron Huang, Vancouver, BC

Kevin Lee, Markham, ON

Grant Li, Mississauga, ON

Beni Long, Toronto, ON

Ethan Posthumus, Coquitlam,BC

Girls 9-10                                          

Malaina Sidhu, Burnaby, BC

Kelly Zhao, Toronto, ON

Boys 7-8                                

Jayden Brar, Calgary, AB

Jordan Hwang, Richmond Hill, ON

Alex Long, Toronto, ON

Sebastiano Mario Rollo, Milton, ON

Sky Sun,Vancouver, BC

Jay Xu, Burnaby, BC

Andre Zhu, Richmond Hill, ON

Girls 7-8                                            

June Hsiao, Coquitlam, BC

Elise Liu, Richmond, BC

Michelle Liu, Vancouver, BC

Melinda Wang, Richmond, BC

Boys 6 & Under                                           

Jalen Apedoe, Calgary,AB

Eamon Chen, Vancouver,BC

Eason Chen, Vancouver, BC

David Hopkins,Viking, AB

Girls 6 & Under

Anna Huang, Vancouver, BC

Sophia C. Xu, Richmond Hill , ON


About the Canadian Junior Golf Association

CJGA-logo-Transparent-with-white-player-2aThe 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 more information please contact:

John Lawrence
Managing Director Tour Operations
Canadian Junior Golf association
Cell: 416-708-2438