CJGA Team Alberta set to Compete at the Junior Americas Cup in Mexico and California

Richmond Hill, Ont. (July 24, 2016) The Canadian Junior Golf Association is set to represent the province of Alberta at the 2016 boys and girls Junior Americas Cup in Mexico and California from July 26-28, 2016. These prestigious tournaments bring together 18 teams from across Canada, the United States, and Mexico to face off in a three-day stroke play tournament.

The boys’ tournament will take place at the Guadalajara Country Club, A.C, in Guadalajara, Mexico, while the girls’ teams are set to take place at the Del Rio Country Club, in Modesto, California. This tournament is a favourite for college golf coaches looking for the newest editions to their teams, as it features some of the best junior golfers in the Americas.

“We are excited to be part of the boys and girls Junior Americas Cup and look forward to representing Alberta proudly” said John Lawrence, CJGA Managing Director of Tour Operations. “This is the second year we have participated and we are thrilled to provide this opportunity for our Alberta members.”

Representing CJGA Team Alberta this year will be:

Non-Playing Captain (Girls)

Luke Workman

Girls Team

Sharmaine Rapisura – Calgary

Annabelle Ackroyd – Calgary

Lauren Koenig – Redcliff

Kehler Koss – Calgary

Non-Playing Captain (Boys)

Jamie Reimer

Boys Team

Landon Stellingwerff – Calgary

Christopher Horton – Calgary

Ethan Choi – Pincher Creek

Max Sekulic – Rycroft

The selection process for both teams was done in conjunction with the 2015 Golf Alberta Order of Merit standings, as well as CJGA qualifiers this season.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for the athletes representing Alberta and the CJGA at this year’s event. They have been playing well as of late and should have a good chance to finish in the top 5 in the team competition.” commented Randy Robb Manager of High Performance Sport at Alberta Golf. “Thanks to our partners at the CJGA for assisting in the development of high performance golf in Alberta.”

For more information, including results and tee times, please visit the Junior Americas Cup for boys and the Girls Junior Americas Cup 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 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 more information please contact:
Melissa Foong
CJGA Communications Assistant
Melissa.Foong@cjga.com

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