Manitoba Optimist Junior Open Marks First CJGA Junior Tour event in Manitoba This Season

St. Andrews, Man. (June 3, 2016) –The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) Junior Tour will showcase the first Manitoba event of the season this weekend. CJGA Junior Tour golfers will play at the Larters at St. Andrews Golf and Country Club in St. Andrews, Man. This tournament is exclusive to Manitoba for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. Qualifying spots will be awarded to division winners to play in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships.

Commonly referred to as The Optimist, this International Junior Golf Championships is one of the largest and most prestigious junior golf events in the world. In addition to top-level tournament golf, participants have the opportunity to meet fellow competitors and make new friends. Each year, more than 600 junior golfers from 30 countries participate in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. Each year over 5,000 youth golfers from the North America compete in qualifying tournaments.

Built in 1989, Larters at St. Andrews was originally part of the Larter farm, situated in the RM of St. Andrews. Larters at St. Andrews is 20 minutes from downtown Winnipeg, North via Main Street, then East on the historic River Road.

The eighteen-hole layout flows through a distinctive prairie river-lot setting, from densely wooded areas to wide open meadows. The course is the first in Manitoba to have a Scottish links flavour combined with a unique prairie woodlot setting. The tract also features picturesque views of the Red River during play.

For additional information regarding tee times, please visit the official tournament website.

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About Canadian Junior Golf Association

CJGA-logo-Transparent-with-white-player-2aThe 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

Its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians, generously supports the Canadian Junior Golf Association.

For Additional Information:
Jordyn Battista
Communications Assistant
Jordyn.battista@cjga.com

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