CJGA Team Canada Looking to Defend the John Clark Trophy

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St. Andrews, Scotland (July 28, 2015) – CJGA Team Canada has assembled at the home of golf in St. Andrews, Scotland to defend the John Clark Trophy at the 11th annual Euro Junior Golf Cup. The three day match play competition scheduled from July 28-31 will take place at Scotscraig Golf Club, Leven Links and Crail Golf Club, in Fife, Scotland. CJGA Team Canada has won the event seven times since the format changed in 2005.

CJGA Team Canada will consist of 14 juniors from across Canada who have qualified for the event through a series of six Euro Junior Golf Cup qualifiers on the CJGA national schedule held across Canada earlier this season. “We have a great team this year representing Canada from coast to coast” said John Lawrence, CJGA Team Canada Manager. “Nothing makes me happier than seeing juniors from across Canada coming together and focusing on one goal, bringing home the cup.”

Representing CJGA Team Canada this year will be:

Girls
Emilie Tyndall, Kirkland, QC
Lili Klekner-Alt, Ottawa, ON

Boys 14 & Under
Carter Graf, Red Deer, AB
Bradley McKeating, Calgary, AB
Jakob Chicoyne, Calgary, AB
Tristan Renaud, Sudbury, ON

Boys 15-19
Kade Johnson, Yorkton, SK
Jacob Scarrow, Dewdney, BC
Nathan Bahnman, Abbotsford, BC
Matthew Kettleson, Vancouver, BC
Brock Chelle Edmonton, AB
Jacob Hayes, Delta, BC
Matthew Campbell, Calgary, AB
Carson Prokopuik, West Vancouver, BC

Team Coach
Brad Kinvig

Team Manager
John Lawrence

Prior to arriving in Scotland the team participated in a three-day training camp at Rattlesnake Golf Club in Milton, Ont. “The team has worked very hard to get to this point and we are ready for the opportunity in front of us” said Lawrence. “We know from winning last year by ½ a point that we can’t take anything to chance. The Scots are playing on their home turf and will be tough opponents.”

The first round starts tomorrow at 11:00am local time. Results will be posted on www.cjga.com with photos being posted on the CJGA Facebook page.

About the Euro Junior Golf Cup

Formerly known as the World Junior Golf Cup, the Euro Junior Golf Cup was developed in 1998 and is held in Fife, Scotland every year. Popular among juniors across North America and Scotland, the Euro Junior Golf Cup provides junior golfers with an opportunity to re-visit golf’s history and maybe make some of their own. Three countries participate each year – Canada, represented by the Canadian Junior Golf Association, the United States, represented by the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT), and Scotland represented by the Fife Golf Union States. The tournament takes on a unique format with the three teams competing in singles matches over three days to determine a winner for the John Clark Trophy.

About the CJGA

CJGA-logo-Transparent-with-white-player-2aThrough 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:

John Lawrence

Managing Director, Tour Operations/International Competitions

Canadian Junior Golf Association

john.lawrence@cjga.com

www.cjga.com

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