CJGA Atlantic Junior Championship Set To Cap Off Atlantic Season

Richmond Hill, ON (August 11, 2015) – The CJGA Junior Tour and Linkster Tour are headed out east for the final events of the Atlantic Canada Series this season. These events will be held at the breathtaking Oakfield Golf and Country Club in Oakfield, NS. The CJGA Atlantic Junior Championship will feature golfers up to 19 years of age from across eastern Canada. This two-day event will allow juniors golfers to compete for the top spot of the CJGA Order of Merit for the Atlantic series. Claiming this top spot would earn an exemption into the Mackenzie Tour’s Cape Breton Celtic Classic.

The CJGA Linkster tour is also headed to Oakfield for its last event of the season on the Atlantic series. The CJGA Linksters will hit the greens on Tuesday looking to claim top spot in a field full of strong golfers. Golfers ages 5-13 will be competing at Oakfield’s challenging championship course to close out the Atlantic series.

Oakfield Golf & Country Club’s championship 18 hole golf course is a par 72. The course has undergone many renovations and upgrades through the years, with the most notable being the re-design of the course and re-laying of the greens, which was completed in 2003. This upgrade was designed by renowned course architect Graham Cooke and is one of the principal reasons Oakfield continues to maintain its reputation as being one of Atlantic Canada’s finest golf courses.

Oakfield has always maintained the fundamental philosophy on which it was founded and we are proud to be a golf club with an enviable reputation of providing all visitors to the club with a warm welcome, unrivalled camaraderie and a magnificent golf course.

The weather forecast for Monday and Tuesday calls for sunny and partly cloudy with temperature projected to be in the 20’s.

With a full field ready to take on Oakfield, a few players to keep an eye on include:

Boys 9-10
Simon Mullen

Boys 11-13
Andrew Burns
Patrick Cooke

Boys 14 & Under
Chris Consmueller
John Mosher

Girls 14 & Under
Heather McLean
Haley Baker

Boys 15-19
Calvin Ross
Devan MacDonald

Girls 15-19
Meghan McLean
Allison Chandler

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:
Chris Hawke
CJGA Tournament Operations Assistant
Canadian Junior Golf Association