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CJGA British Columbia Season Opener at University Recap

Vancouver, BC (March 16th, 2023) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) began its 30th Anniversary Season this past weekend with the playing of the CJGA British Columbia Season Opener at beautiful University Golf Club in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Through two-days of competition players battled cold weather and tricky course conditions, but that did not stop them from posting low scores throughout both rounds of play.

Divisional Winners

Amateur Men Division (U24)

Ontario-native Dylan MacDonald tallied a total of three eagles throughout both rounds on his way to win the Amateur Men Division⁣.


  • R1: 68
  • R2: 71
  • TOT: 139 (-5)

Junior Girls Division (U19)

In the Junior Girls Division, Ha Yang Chang followed up her solid even-par opening round and won her fifth career CJGA Junior Tour event.


  • R1: 72
  • R2: 73
  • TOT: 145 (+1)

Junior Boys Division (U19)

Manu Gandhi fired an incredible two-day total score of 134 to go 10-under on the tournament and win the Junior Boys Division⁣.


  • R1: 66
  • R2: 68
  • TOT: 134 (-10)

Juvenile Boys Division (U17)

Eric Joo fired a three-under par 69 in the final round to come back from a 10-stroke deficit and win the Juvenile Boys Division.


  • R1: 74
  • R2: 69
  • TOT: 143 (-1)

 Bantam Girls Division (U15)

In her CJGA Junior Tour debut, Charlotte Tam secured the Bantam Girls Division victory by seven stokes.

Scores (*Round 1 limited due to darkness):

  • R1: 77*
  • R2: 82
  • TOT: 159 (+23)

 Bantam Boys Division (U15)

After winning one CJGA Linkster Tour event in 2022, Tiger Zhao started 2023 with his first ever CJGA Junior Tour win in the Bantam Boys Division by just one stoke.

Scores (*Round 1 limited due to darkness):

  • R1: 70*
  • R2: 74
  • TOT: 144 (+4) 

Top Story

 It only took four holes in the opening round of our 2023 season to capture the first hole-in-one of the year. In the Bantam Boys Division, Matthew Cui scored an ace on the Par 3 fourth hole at University Golf Club from 135 yards out. Cui would go on to finish in solo third place in his division.

 Thank you all who attended our first event of our 30th Anniversary Season, we cannot wait to see everyone at CJGA tournaments throughout the country in 2023!

 For complete tournament leaderboards, visit the official CJGA BC Season Opener Tournament Page at

 For video and pictorial highlights from the CJGA BC Season Opener, visit our social media pages @CJGAgolf

 Tournament Photo Gallery Courtesy Fairwayvision

Next BC Events Available to Register

CJGA BC Junior Showcase at Golden Eagle (May 6th – 7th)

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CJGA BC Junior Classic at Fort Langley (May 27th – 28th)

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CJGA BC Linkster Classic at Fort Langley (May 28th)

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CJGA BC Linkster Cup at Green Tee (June 10th)

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CJGA BC Junior Challenge at Green Tee Presented by Wellputt (June 10th – 11th)

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About the Canadian Junior Golf Association

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) non-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, international competitions, and mentoring programs, 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.