-Strong field will tee it up for chance at coveted international exemptions-
Vancouver, B.C. (March 26, 2015) – An elite field of junior golfers are set tee off this weekend in the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) B.C. Junior Open at Vancouver’s University Golf Club.
The top junior players in the province, boys and girls, will need to play their best golf to earn a CJGA qualifying spot in the IMG Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, CA. The Junior World Golf Championships, running July 13-17, is the largest international junior event in the world and is unique for its international representation and cultural diversity.
This will be the eighth consecutive year the historic University Golf Club has played host to the CJGA, the last four years being the CJGA B.C. Junior Open.
University Golf Club is a traditional west coast golf experience with majestic towering old growth trees and long narrow fairways that anyone can play. Carved out of the pristine forests of the University Endowment Lands, the 18-hole par-72 course is a favourite among both casual golfers and regulars.
Full of history (since 1929) the course today has a mature landscape which is both challenging and forgiving. It’s only minutes from the city but you feel away from it all. Not to mention a clubhouse that benefits a private club. University Golf Club is voted best Public Golf Course time and time again.
The strong fields of juniors are sure to provide excitement over the two days of competition. Some players to keep an eye on this weekend are:
Boys 15 -19
Keaton Gudz -2014 CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf champion; 2014 B.C. Junior Champion
Roy Kang – Champion of CJGA Western Canada Junior Championship; 2013 B.C. Bantam champion; and Junior Americas Cup B.C. Team member
Diego San Pedro – Champion of CJGA Nike Golf Junior Series at Morgan Creek; 2014 B.C. Juvenile Champion; and 2014 Junior Americas Cup B.C. Team member.
A.J. Ewart – runner-up at CJGA Western Canada Junior Championship; 2014 Junior Americas Cup B.C. Team member.
Fritz Lo – member of Hong Kong Junior Team and runner-up at CJGA Nike Golf Junior Series at Morgan Creek.
Girls 15 – 19
Vivian Lee – Champion of CJGA Nike Golf Junior Series at Morgan Creek and member of Hong Kong Junior Team
Michelle Kim – Champion of CJGA Western Canada Junior Championship and member of Golf Canada Development Team
Alisha Lau – past CJGA champion; 2013 BC Bantam Champion; and member of Golf Canada Junior Development Team
Hannah Lee – past CJGA champion and runner-up at CJGA Nike Golf Junior Series at Morgan Creek
Girls 14 & Under
Susan Xaio – past CJGA champion and winner at Nike Golf Junior Series at Morgan Creek
Tiffany Kong – past CJGA champion
Euna Han – past CJGA champion and 2014 B.C. Bantam Champion
Victoria Liu – 2015 CJGA Western Canada Junior Champion
Boys 14 & Under
Daniel Sun – Champion of CJGA Western Canada Junior championship and CJGA Nike Golf Junior Series at Morgan Creek.
Henry Lei – Champion of CJGA Pre-season Opener at Burnaby Mountain
Michael Crisologo – runner-up at CJGA Nike Golf Junior Series at Morgan Creek
Schedule of Events:
March 28 – First Round – 10:30am – 2:40pm (first tee)
March 29 – Second Round – 10:30am – 2:40pm
Awards Ceremony – 8:00pm
Tournament Information: CJGA B.C. Junior Open
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:
BC Tournament Director
Canadian Junior Golf Association