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Ryley, AB (June 9, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association is excited to host another David Hearn Junior Series presented by Kia tournament this weekend at Coal Creek Golf Course in Ryley, AB. This is the fourth event being hosted in Alberta this season on the CJGA tour. Juniors from across Alberta will be traveling to Ryley for a chance to earn a spot in the David Hearn Junior Series Championship later in the season.

What makes Coal Creek such a unique golf course to stage a CJGA event is their black sand bunkers. The black bunkers are more difficult to get out of which will make juniors think twice before risking a shot that may led into their ball landed in these black bunkers. Other than the black sand bunkers, Coal Creek is in fantastic condition and has an excellent course layout which the juniors will enjoy. The greens tend to be quick at Coal Creek which makes sticking approach shots more difficult for golfers.

The weather in Ryley this weekend should be great for scoring conditions. A chance of showers on Saturday will soften the golf course. The final round on Sunday should be beautiful for the juniors as they will be playing in mainly sunny skies and lower winds.

The Junior Boys will be playing this weekend to potentially earn an invitation on CJGA Team Alberta for the Junior America’s Cup located in Washington at the end of July. The whole field will be able to earn a spot in the David Hearn Kia Championship being hosted in St. Catherines at the beginning of September. This tournament will be officially ranked by Alberta Golf and Junior Golf Scoreboard.

Schedule of Events

June 10 – Registration – 12:30pm

June 10 – First Round – 2:00pm

June 11 – Second Round – 2:00pm

For more information, including tee times and tournament results, please visit the official tournament website.

About Kia Canada

Kia Canada Inc. (, a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) which was founded in 1999 and sells and services high quality, class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 189 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 154 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada, including a state-of-the-art facility in Montreal. Kia’s brand slogan “The Power to Surprise” represents the company’s global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting & inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.

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About The David Hearn Foundation

Founded in 2015, The David Hearn Foundation’s central focus is to support the Alzheimer Society of Canada in reducing the personal and social impacts of the disease by raising funds to provide individuals and families with needed programs and services. Through its partnership, the Foundation will aim to increase awareness, improve care for those in need and enhance the quality of life for those affected by the disease, while also empowering Canadians to take action and create positive change.

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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. Currently in its 25th year, 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:
Trevor Vander Glas
Communications and Media Assistant