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Richmond Hill, Ont. (July 24, 2016) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) will be conducting the 16th annual PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship from July 25 – 28, 2016. For the third straight year, Lakeridge Links Golf Club in Whitby, Ont., will play host to the only national match play junior event in Canada.  Juniors from across Canada, as well as New York, California, Texas and Mexico will make their way to Lakeridge for this unique and coveted event.

Prior to the tournament, a skills competition will take place for tournament players, followed by a Freedom 55 Clinic for Kids presented by Andrew Jensen and a player BBQ to kick off the 2016 PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship.

The PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship began in 2001 at Horseshoe Valley in Barrie, Ont. 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.

“This is truly a unique tournament on the CJGA schedule. To see such a genuine competition amongst golfers from around the world is a pleasure”  said CJGA Managing Director and Tour Operations, John Lawrence. “Working alongside PING for so many years has always been exciting and we are grateful to come together with them each year.”

Day one and two consists of stroke play competition which determines the seeding for match play. The top 16 players in both the Boys and Junior Girls divisions will advance to match play, while the top 8 players in the 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

Sunday July 24

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – CJGA Skills Competition

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Tournament Registration

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Player BBQ

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Freedom 55 Clinics for Kids Presented by Andrew Jensen

Monday July 25

7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Tournament Registration

8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – First Round Tee Times (1st & 10th Tees)

Tuesday July 26

8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Second Rounds Tee Times (1st & 10th Tees)

Wednesday July 27

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Round of 16 Matches

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Quarter Final Matches

Thursday July 28

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Semi Final Matches

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Final Matches

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Award Presentations

For more information regarding this event, please visit the official tournament website

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 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

Its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians, generously supports the Canadian Junior Golf Association.

For Additional Information:
Jordyn Battista
CJGA Communications Assistant