Pinehurst, North Carolina (July 27, 2016) – This season will mark the 11-year anniversary of the pinnacle World Championships at Pinehurst, in North Carolina. The competition will get underway beginning with the U.S Kids Golf Teen World Championship which will run from July 28-30, followed by the U.S Kids Golf World Championship, from August 4-6.

The U.S Kids Golf Teen World Championship has grown significantly over the years, providing an extension to junior golfers who are no longer eligible to participate in the U.S Kids Golf World Championship. Towering pines and six championship courses await more than 600 of junior golf’s top teenagers. This year, 14 members of the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) will participate in the event. Junior golfers will compete in six separate age divisions, at a venue that has previously honoured some of golf’s greatest champions.

Following the U.S Kids Golf Teen World Championship, junior golfers ages 12 and under will get their chance to compete in the U.S Kids Golf Teen World Championship. Young players will get the opportunity to play on the courses of Pinehurst that have been called legendary, visually stunning, challenging, but also fun to play. More than 1,500 golfers will participate in the U.S Kids Golf World Championship from over 50 countries around the world, including 78 members of the CJGA representing Canada.

“The U.S. Kids Golf Tournament Players Association is proud to welcome the best junior golfers in Canada to compete in the largest Teen World and World Championship since its inception” said Manager of International Events at the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation, Carter McClaugherty. “With over 2,200 players representing more than 60 countries, the competition is at an all-time high. Simply competing in the Teen World and World Championship is a testament to the hard work and success of each of these golfers. On behalf of U.S. Kids Golf, we wish all players the best of luck and remind them to have fun over the next two weeks.”

2016 Canadian Participants – U.S Kids Golf Teen World Championships

*Bolded name denotes CJGA members*

Boys 15-18
Aidan Gavey, Caledonia, ON
Ethan Siebert, Beamsville, ON
Carter Snowden, Kitchener, ON 

Boys 14
Cole Bowering, Vancouver, BC
Tyler Cunningham, Milton, ON
Piercen Hunt, Calgary, AB
Michael Ikejiani, Minesing, ON
Connor Logan, Toronto, ON
Bavake Sihota, Bolton, ON 
Thomas Stafford, Beaconsfield, QC

Girls 14
Mackenzie Morrison, Toronto, ON

Boys 13
Justin Chong, Mississauga, ON 
Alex Gurdyal, Stouffville, ON 
Nolan Piazza, Niagara Falls, ON 
Caelan Sammy, Nepean, ON 
Charlie Smith, Carlisle, ON 
Steven Wang, Vancouver, BC

Girls 13
Alexis McMurray, Oakville, ON

2016 Canadian Participants – U.S Kids Golf World Championship

*Bolded name denotes CJGA members*

Boys 12
Peter Blazevic, Burlington, ON
Darren Choi, Toronto, ON
Malik Dao, Notre-Dame-de-I’Ile Perrot, QC
Vasily Konachenkov, Verdun, QC
Thomas Latter, Mississauga, ON
Ben MacLean, Niagara On The Lake, ON
Rylan Marontate, Harrow, ON
Jeevan Sihota, Victoria, BC
Freddy Sun, Vancouver, BC 
Hunter Thomson, Calgary, AB
Michael Weber, Burlington, ON 
Billy Zhang, Coquitlam, BC

Girls 12
Madelin Boyd, Oshawa, ON 
Sarah Gallagher, Burlington, ON 
Mai Hayashi, Vancouver, BC 
Taylor Kehoe, Strathroy, ON
Nyah Kelly, Bobcaygeon, ON 
Skylar Kew, Burlington, ON 
Lauren Zaretsky, Thornhill, ON 

Boys 11
Xander Bankes, Rossland, BC
Cooper Humphreys, Lions Bay, BC
Owen Kim, Brampton, ON
Grant Li, Mississauga, ON 
Beni Long, Toronto, ON
Ethan Posthumus, Coquitlam, BC

Girls 11
Georgia Barr, Calgary, AB
Nicole Gal, Oakville, ON
Krystal Li, Richmond Hill, ON
Brooke Rivers, Brampton, ON
Rozlyn Rooke, Milton, ON
Ella Weber, Burlington, ON 

Boys 10
Justin Bjornson, Surrey, BC 
William Lin, North York, ON 
Alex Long, Toronto, ON 
Cale Marontate, Harrow, ON
George Siozos, Laval, QC
Jax Sisson, Windsor, ON
Ryan Vest, Vernon, BC
Daniel Xu, Richmond, BC 

Girls 10
Jia An, North York, ON 
Vanessa Borovilos, Toronto, ON
Mekenna Kehoe, Strathroy, ON
Lauren Kim, Surrey, BC
Alissa Xu, Mississauga, ON 
Lucy Yuan, Vancouver, BC
Karolyn Zeng, Maple, ON 
Bonnie Zhai, Surrey, BC
Kelly Zhao, North York, ON

Boys 9 
Quincy Barr, Calgary, AB
Jayden Brar, Calgary, AB
Jordan Hwang, Richmond Hill, ON
Ryan Liang, Vancouver, BC
Matthew Rastogi, North York, ON
Kurt Rivers, Brampton, ON
Jeremiah Walker, Oakville, ON
Jay Xu, Burnaby, BC
Andre Zhu, Richmond Hill, ON

Girls 9
June Hsiao, Coquitlam, BC 
Wendy Li, Richmond Hill, ON
Elise Liu, Richmond, BC
Michelle Liu, Vancouver, BC
Lindsay McGrath, Oakville, ON
Emily McKee, Oakville, ON
Alexa Ouellet, Toronto, ON
Vanessa Zhang, Vancouver, BC

Boys 8
Lucas Chi, Markham, ON
Finn Foster, Brantford, ON
Landon Kelly, Bobcaygeon, ON
Lucas Ly, Langley, BC
Maxim McKenzie, Abbotsford, BC
Barron Mundy, Oakville, ON
Charles-Edmond Proulx, Longueuil, QC
Luke Smith, Toronto, ON
Richard Sun, Burnaby, BC
Sky Sun, Richmond, BC

Girls 8
Carlee Meilleur, Lansdowne, ON
Swetha, Sathish, Oakville, ON
Angela Wang, Markham, ON 

Boys 7
Cheho An, North York, ON
Jalen Apedoe, Calgary, AB
Jaden August, Pitt Meadows, BC
Manav Bharani, Brampton, ON
E.J. Borovilos, Toronto, ON
Brayden Card, Cambridge, ON 
Eamon Chen, Vancouver, BC
Eason Chen, Vancouver, BC
Tru Davidson, Toronto, ON
David Hopkins, Viking, AB
Landon Van Loon, Ingleside, ON
Grayson Vanderkooy, London, ON
Gabriel Yazdani, London, ON

Girls 7 and Under
Sophia C. Xu, Richmond Hill, ON
Boys 6 and Under
Grady Anaka, Sherwood Park, AB
Zach Lederer, Toronto, ON

For more information, including results and tee times, please visit the U.S Kids Golf Teen World Championship and the U.S Kids Golf World Championship websites.

About the 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 more information please contact:

Melissa Foong

CJGA Communications Assistant