Top Juniors Set to Compete in the 6th Annual CJGA Quebec Junior Open

Hawkesbury, Ont. (May 20, 2016) – Top junior golfers from Quebec and Eastern Ontario will gather at the 6th annual CJGA Quebec Junior Open at Hawkesbury Golf and Curling Club in Hawkesbury, Ont. CJGA Juniors will battle for exemptions in several international events as well as points for the Golf Quebec’s Order of Merit and CJGA’s National Order of Merit.

The CJGA Quebec Junior Open is an invitation only event that recognizes top junior golfers in the province of Quebec and Eastern Ontario. The Canadian Junior Golf Association in partnership with Golf Quebec conducts the event, to give exceptional junior golfers in Quebec and Eastern Ontario the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills at the highest level of tournament golf. Exclusive to the Quebec Junior Open, divisional champions will receive a covenant spot on CJGA Team Canada at the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, California.

“We are very excited to continue our strong partnership with Golf Quebec. This relationship allows both organizations’ junior golfers to compete at a high level” said CJGA’s Managing Director of Tour Operations, John Lawrence. “We have a great field of golfers this year and Hawkesbury should prove to be a tough test.”

“Golf Québec is extremely happy to partner once again with the CJGA for this important event as 3 spots for the Provincial Junior Championship will be in play. “ Said Eric Couture Tournament Director for Golf Quebec

Built in 1967, Hawkesbury Golf & Curling Club offers a challenging golf outing to all levels of players. The mature, tree-lined fairways and difficult, elevated greens are trademarks of this course that has a reputation of playing much harder than its length indicates.

The strong field of juniors are sure to provide excitement on Sunday and Monday. Some player’s to keep an eye on are:

Boys
Brendan Smith
2015 Quebec Junior Open Winner

Charles-Eric Belanger
Team Canada Development Squad

Girls
Celeste Dao

Schedule of Events:

May 22 -Tournament Registration – 10:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

May 22 – Round One – 12:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

May 23 – Round Two – 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

May 23 – Awards Presentation – 2:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit the official tournament website

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:
Michel Messier
Quebec Tournament Director
1.877.508.1069
michel.messier@cjga.com

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