Three CJGA Members Heading to Augusta National for Drive, Chip, & Putt

Vanessa-2 Jayla E-Giantsopolous
 Vanessa Borovilos        Elaine Giantsopolous               Jayla Kucy

Richmond Hill, Ont. (March 30, 2016) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) will be watching closely this weekend as three CJGA members step onto the hallowed grounds at Augusta National to compete in the finals of the Drive, Chip, & Putt Championship. The championship takes place on Sunday April 3 and will be televised on the Golf Channel.

Vanessa Borovilos (Toronto, Ont.), Elaine Giantsopolous (Richmond Hill, Ont.), and Jayla Kucy

(Camrose, Alta.) will be carrying the Canadian colors on Sunday morning at Augusta. Both Borovilos and Kucy are returning to the championship for the second straight year while Giantsopolous is making her first trip to Augusta National.

Kucy and her family (brothers Devin and Mason are also CJGA members) have a nice profile of the championship website – Jayla Kucy Dreams Big on the Ice and the Green.

Each participant will compete in all three skills (Drive, Chip & Putt). Participants will accumulate points in each skill and the participant with the highest number of accumulated points will be declared the Overall Champion of his or her age category. In the case of tie in the overall score, the putting rank will serve as the tie breaker (followed by 1) chipping and 2) driving if necessary).

The CJGA wishes the best of luck and all the success to our members as they compete this weekend at Augusta National.

About the DCP

A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. By tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by Golf Channel.

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. 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 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
Brad Parkins
Chief Operating Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association
brad.parkins@cjga.com

 

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