London, ON (August 20th, 2017) – This year marks the 20th annual CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship. The tournament will start on August 22nd and run until August 25th, with a player welcome reception and practice round taking place on August 21st. The second major championship of the year on the CJGA schedule will be played at the stunning Greenhills Golf Club in London, ON.
The CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship is one of the most prestigious junior golf tournaments run in Canada. The tournament will see players from across Canada, along with players from the United States, compete in the four round stroke play tournament. The event will have a cut after the second round of play, which will leave approximately 50% of the field to duel it out for the division titles.
“The Mizuno National Championship is a focal point on the CJGA national schedule, and we are excited to host the 20th running of the event,” said National Championship Tournament Director, Brad Mellon. “It will be a great field, as all the champions from this past season will compete for their respective divisional titles. Greenhills Golf Club will be a great test for the high level of play in the field this week.”
Greenhills Golf Club was designed by London, Ontario native Rene Muylaert in 1975. The course is a great balance of challenging greens with wide fairways as the course winds beside the Dingham Creek. The course is in a quiet and peaceful location in London which brings out the best wildlife in the area. The picturesque golf course has mature trees along the fairways. For players to be successful this week, their second shots into the greens will need to be the strongest part of their game.
The CJGA Mizuno Junior National Championship will be officially ranked by the World Amateur Golf Rankings, BC Golf, Golf Ontario, Golf Canada, Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard.
Schedule of Events
August 21st – Player Welcome Reception – 12:30pm
August 21st – Practice Round – 2:00pm
August 22nd – Round One – 7:30am
August 23rd – Round Two – 7:30am
August 24th – Round Three – 7:30am
August 25th – Round Four – 7:30am
August 25th – Awards Presentation
For more information, including tee times and results, please visit the official tournament website.
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. Currently in its 25th year, 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:
Trevor Vander Glas
Communications and Media Assistant