CJGA Junior Tour Heads to Bethesda Grange Golf Course

Richmond Hill, ON (June 18, 2015) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) Junior Tour stops in at Bethesda Grange Golf Course this Saturday, June 20th for a one-day event. The CJGA Ontario Junior Series at Bethesda Grange is set to be a great event, with juniors looking to earn exemptions into CJGA national events, including the CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship and the CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship.

Bethesda Grange Golf Course is located in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario and belongs to the Clublink family of golf courses. It is located on the Rolling Hills Golf Club property, and recently received a renovation in 2012, where it was lengthened to almost 6,500 yards with bunkers reworked and greens and tee decks rebuilt.

Bethesda Grange Golf Course, not overly long by modern standards, nonetheless presents significant challenges in other ways. Many potential birdies can be thwarted by those new bunkers and closely mown collection areas around the greens, so course management is at a premium.

One notable hole, post-renovation, is the totally reworked par-3 fourth. At 190 yards from the back tees, the tee shot must carry a pond almost entirely from tee to green. A bail-out area on the left provides an escape for those who want to avoid the “watery grave.”

The weather forecast for Saturday calls for some great weather, with a high of 23 degrees in the afternoon and mainly sunny.

The field this week looks ready to go low this week as the CJGA Junior Tour hosts a one-day event. Here are some players to watch this weekend:

Boys 15-19
Noah Ladak, Markham, ON
Shane Price, Orangeville, ON
Blake Brazeau, Ottawa, ON

Boys 14 & Under
Daniel Hinke, Ottawa, ON
Benjamin Sokolovic, Toronto, ON
Kevin Lin, Markham, ON

Girls 15-19
Kelsey Fuchs, Uxbridge, ON
Sady Beelik, Pefferlaw, ON

Girls 14 & Under
Emily Zhu, Richmond Hill, ON
Victoria Zheng, Markham, ON

Schedule of Events:

Saturday June 20, 2015
8:30am – Registration
10:00am – 11:45am – Tee-Times
5:00pm – Awards Presentation

Tournament Information: CJGA Ontario Junior Series at Bethesda Grange

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:
Lucas Friesen
Tournament Operations Assistant
Canadian Junior Golf Association
lucas.friesen@cjga.com

 

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