Nike Golf Junior Series at Cherry Downs Welcomes Junior Tour and Junior Linksters

Richmond Hill, ON (May 21, 2015) – This weekend the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) travels to Cherry Downs Golf and Country Club in Pickering, ON for the fifth event on the Nike Golf Junior Series. It will prove to be a very busy weekend, with both Junior Tour and Junior Linkster players taking to the course. Players competing in the Junior Tour event will be battling for spots on Team Canada for the Euro Junior Golf Cup, as well as for exemptions into the prestigious Nike Golf Junior Championship.

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On the eastern edge of Greater Toronto, Cherry Downs Golf Club delivers the peaceful atmosphere of a grand and peaceful old club. Designed as homage to the greens at Augusta National by Canadian architectural icon Howard Watson, the devilish putting surfaces at Cherry Downs are its most defining feature. Slippery slopes, plateaus, run-offs and the protective surrounds will test your putting mettle. Cherry Downs also offers a nifty nine-hole academy course.

The weather forecast is looking favourable for players with temperatures projected to be in the low twenties.

With such a strong field of juniors, here are some to keep an eye on this weekend:

Girls 9 & Under
Sophia Xu – Richmond Hill, ON

Girls 10 -13
Elaine Giantsopoulo – Richmond Hill, ON
Amanda Menichan – Toronto, ON

Girls 14 & Under
Sarah Beqaj – Toronto, ON
Emily Zhu – Richmond Hill, ON

Girls 15-19
Kelsey Fuchs – Uxbridge, ON

Boys 8 & Under
Finn Foster – Brantford, ON

Boys 9-10
Kevin Lee – Markham, ON
Jaden Chan – Markham, ON

Boys 11-13
Zander Gibson – Milton, ON

Boys 14 & Under
Dee Xie – Toronto, ON
Peter Blazevic – Burlington, ON
Freddy D’Angelo – Fonthill, ON

Boys 15-19
Angelo Giantsopoulos – Richmond Hill, ON
Matthew Vihant – Toronto, ON
Daniel Kwon – Etobicoke, ON

Schedule of Events:

Junior Linksters
May 23 12:30PM – Tournament Registration
May 23 2:00PM – Round 1 Tee Times
May 23 6:30PM – Awards Ceremony

Junior Tour
May 23 10:30AM – Tournament Registration
May 23 12:00PM – Round 1 Tee Times
May 24 12:00PM – Round 2 Tee Times
May 24 7:30PM – Awards Ceremony

Tournament Information:

Nike Golf Series at Cherry Downs
CJGA Linkster Clublink Series at Cherry Downs

About Nike Golf Canada
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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:
Akash Patel
CJGA Tournament Operations Coordinator
Canadian Junior Golf Association
akash.patel@cjga.com

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