CJGA Junior Tour Makes Stop at the Tough DiamondBack Golf Club

Richmond Hill, ON (July 3, 2015) – DiamondBack Golf Club in Richmond Hill, ON is set to host the CJGA Junior Tour on July 6th and 7th. Juniors will take to the hilly, rolling landscape of DiamondBack in hopes of finding the winner’s circle. Those in the field this week are competing for exemptions into CJGA national events, including the PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship and the CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship. Spots are also on the line for the Canadian International Junior Challenge, set to take place in September at Wildfire Golf Club in Lakefield, Ontario.

This Richmond Hill course, which opened in 1993, appears daunting with its humps, bumps and forced carries, but can be surprisingly playable for less skilled golfers. The front nine is defined by hill and dale and lots of water, and the mature-looking back nine dips into the valley lands carved out by thick trees. The island green on hole number 8 is one of many highlights of this great course, which features dramatic bunkering and varied green sites throughout.

The weather for Monday looks perfect, while there is a chance of showers on Tuesday. We should be in store for a great tournament, regardless of the weather.

The field for this week’s event is all set to go and look to be on the top of their game come the first round on Monday. Here are some players to watch:

Boys 15-19

Jaron Brown, Thornhill, ON

Michael Silverstri, Woodbridge, ON

Matthew Medhurst, Caledon, ON

Boys 14 and Under

Yutaka Nohdomi, Toronto, ON

Jack Sue, Richmond Hill, ON

Julian Crupi, Woodbridge, ON

Girls 14 and Under

Emily Zhu, Richmond Hill, ON

Mackenzie Morrison, Etobicoke, ON

Victoria Zheng, Markham, ON

Schedule of Events:

Monday July 6, 2015

6:30am- Registration Begins

8:00am- First Round Tee Times (Shotgun Start)

Tuesday July 7, 2015

8:00am- Final Round Tee Times (Shotgun Start)

2:00pm- Awards Presentation

Tournament Information: CJGA Junior at DiamondBack

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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