Palm Harbor, FL (December 27, 2014) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) will conduct the 22nd annual CJGA World Junior Challenge, presented by Golfweek at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club starting tomorrow. A field of over 170 juniors representing 14 countries will flock to the Palm Harbor resort in hopes of putting their name on the annual Stan Boshier trophy.
CJGA Junior Tour will tackle the Copperhead and Island courses during the three day event. Juniors will play one round on each course over the first two days, with the top 50% (plus ties) of players moving onto the Championship round on the Copperhead course while the Island course will host the consolation round. On the North Course will be the CJGA Junior Linkster Tour for a two day event.
“We are excited to be back at Innisbrook Resort this year for the twenty second playing of the CJGA World Junior Challenge” stated Tournament Director John Lawrence. “We are excited to host 14 countries this year as well as our defending champion Selena Costabile.”
The CJGA World Junior Challenge has become one of the CJGA’s flagship events on it’s national schedule and continues to see an increase in top players from around the world. “We are very pleased with the increased level of competition the event see’s year after year” added Lawrence. “It is remarkable to look back at past results and see who has played and where they are today.”
The event has had a number of notable past participants including PGA Tour member and Georgia native Harris English. English captured the event twice (2003 and 2004) during his junior career. CJGA alumni and PGA Tour member Adam Hadwin also participated in the tournament along with numerous collegiate players.
CJGA World Junior Challenge, presented by Golfweek – Schedule of Events
December 28 – 7:30am – First Round of Competition (Copperhead & Island courses)
December 29 – 7:30am – Second Round of Competition (Copperhead & Island courses)
December 30 – 7:30am – Final Round of Competition (Copperhead & Island courses)
Junior Linkster Tour – Schedule of Event
December 28 – 10:00am – First Round of Competition (North course)
December 29 – 10:00am – Final Round of Competition (North Course)
About The CJGA World Junior Challenge
The CJGA World Junior Challenge, now in its 22nd year, is one of the marquee events conducted by the Canadian Junior Golf Association. Since the inaugural tee-off in 1993, the World Junior Challenge has seen thousands of junior golfers, representing over 30 countries, pitted against one another in a friendly, yet competitive environment held at some of Florida’s most prolific golf courses. This highly recognized event, typically held during the winter holiday season, offers Canadian and International juniors alike the opportunity to compete in an internationally ranked tournament while experiencing the culture of Florida golf.
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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 Additional Information:
Managing Director, Tour Operations/International Competitions
Canadian Junior Golf Association