Team CJGA Set to Compete at the International Junior Masters

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Richmond Hill, Ont. (June 27, 2016) – Once again, It’s the time of the year when everyone starts to buckle down for the biggest tournaments of the season. This week 4 CJGA Junior Tour players have earn the right to play in the International Junior Masters (IJM) which will take place at East Aurora Country Club in New York, U.S.A., commencing on June 27 and running until July 1, 2016.

The IJM consists of a 36-hole medal qualifier to determine match play brackets. The low 32 players qualify for the Championship Flight and compete for the International Junior Masters Overall Championship. The 16 non-winners of the first round matches in the Championship Flight are positioned in the Championship Consolation bracket.

“The CJGA is proud to hold elite qualifying events to send junior golfers to play in international tournaments such as the IJM,” explains John Lawrence, Managing Director of Tour Operations for the CJGA. “The CJGA has been working with the International Junior Masters for 15 years and many junior golfers have carried this great experience with them through their golf careers.”

An impressive string of CJGA Junior Tour players have been selected to represent Team CJGA at the International Junior Masters.

Robbie Latter – 2015 CJGA  Team Canada at North America’s Cup

Brady Futterer – Placed 2nd at the 2015 CJGA World Junior Challenge

Zachary Greifenberger – Placed 6th at the Nike Golf Junior Championship

Eli Mathew – Placed 3rd at the Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship

“The IJM and the CJGA have enjoyed a long and prosperous relationship. Each year, we have a strong contingent of players who make up the CJGA team that competes at the International Junior Masters,” said Paul O’Brien. “Without the assistance of organizations like the CJGA it would be impossible to assemble a strong international field of players as we do, and the value of the experience for the young men who come is immeasurable. We value this relationship and thank the CJGA for providing the junior golfers of Canada with this opportunity.”

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About the International Junior Masters

ijmOne of the most prestigious junior tournaments in the USA, the International Junior Masters is the oldest International Junior Golf Invitational in North America. Since 1953, juniors have flocked to East Aurora, NY to test their mettle in the 5 rounds of competition. Known for its blazing fast greens and rolling hills, the East Aurora Country Club has proudly hosted the IJM since the tournament’s inception.

For more information, please visit www.internationaljuniormasters.com

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
CJGA Communications Assistant
1.877.508.1069
jordyn.battista@cjga.com

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