Linkster’s and Junior’s Work For Qualifying Spots at Islesmere Golf Club
Richmond Hill, ON (June 11th, 2015) This upcoming weekend the Islesmere Golf Club will be hosting both a CJGA Linkster and CJGA Junior event. With over 50 players in the field, these two tournaments will be offering spot’s to exclusive golf tournaments happening later this summer.
The Linkster’s will be working for a spot to compete at the Veritas World Junior’s happening in sunny California. The Veritas World Junior Canadian Qualifier happening this Saturday will be a one-day event with players battling for only a few spots.
The two day CJGA Junior event will be a qualifying tournament for: US Kids Teen World Championship East Qualifier, Canadian International Junior Challenge Qualifier, CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship and also the CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship. These four tournaments will be showcasing some of Canada’s best Junior players.
Islesmere Golf Club will be a beautiful host for these competitions. The original 18 of its 27 holes were designed by Willie Park Jr.—one of the game’s most revered architects—Islesmere is a tree-lined, narrow, strategic course; patience is truly a virtue here. Renowned Quebec course architect Howard Watson later added the other nine holes.
Islesmere has held many professional tournaments over the years, including the men’s and women’s Canadian Opens, two Canadian PGA Championships, the Quebec Open, and the Montreal Open. Past winners of these events include Willie Lamb, Bob Gray, Stan Leonard, Moe Norman, Doug Ford and Byron Nelson. Nelson’s win at the 1945 Montreal Open included a course-record 63 and the victory was part of his record 11 consecutive wins that season.
The weather forecast is predicted to be in the high twenties with sunshine, making playing conditions ideal for players.
Some players to watch are:
Girls 9 & Under
Carlee Meilleur, Lansdowne, ON
Boys 8 & Under
Charles-Edmond Proulx, Longueuil, QC
Gurpreet Minhas, Pierrefonds, QC
Yasmine Daoud, Pierrefonds, QC
Thomas Stafford, Beaconsfield, QC
Girls 14 & Under
Mathilde Denicourt, St-Césaire, QC
Boys 14 & Under
William Duquette, Laval, QC
Jean- Philippe Denicourt, St-Césaire, QC
Annie Lacombe, Laval, QC
Ty Celone, Long Sault, QC
Jeremy Renaud, Lasalle, QC
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:
CJGA Tournament Operations Assistant
Canadian Junior Golf Association