GAO Golf Canada World Junior Girls Championship

Inaugural World Junior Girls Golf Championship set for Angus Glen Golf Club


Championship field to feature 48 players from 15 countries including the world’s no. 1 ranked amateur golfer, Brooke Henderson from Smiths Falls, Ont.

 Practice round scheduled for Saturday, September 27th with tournament rounds running Sunday September 28th to Wednesday October 1st

 CN Future Links Skills Challenge National Event to take place on Saturday, September 27th

Markham, Ont. (Golf Canada) – The world’s best female junior golfers are set to compete in a showcase international competition as the inaugural World Junior Girls Golf Championship will run September 26th to October 1st at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario Canada.

An elite field of female junior golfers will compete at the inaugural World Junior Girls Golf Championship which will be conducted by Golf Canada in partnership with the Golf Association of Ontario.

In all, 48 of the world’s top female junior golfers representing 15 different countries worldwide will compete in both a team and individual competition on the South Course at Angus Glen.

The championship features three-player teams of athletes under the age of 19. As host country, Canada will field two teams in the competition.

In addition to a 72-hole competition, the World Junior Girls Golf Championship will include an international golf coaches’ summit, golf clinics and a fundraising golf tournament conducted by the Golf Canada Foundation in partnership with TORONTO 2015. The World Junior Girls Golf Championship will also include the sixth annual CN Future Links Skills Challenge National Event.

Everything you need to know about the World Junior Girls Golf Championship:

The Event:

The inaugural World Junior Girls Golf Championship

Where:

Angus Glen Golf Club (South Course)

10080 Kennedy Road, Markham, Ont., L6C 1N9

www.angusglen.com

When:

Friday, September 26th to Wednesday, October 1st 

Admission: 

Free for spectators all week.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 26th  Golf Canada & TORONTO 2015 Fundraising Golf Event (2:00pm)

Coaching Summit – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO)

Skill Development Clinic (3:00pm-5:00pm)

Saturday, September 27th  Championship Practice Round (7:30am – 9:00am)

CN Future Links National Junior Skills Challenge Final (11:00am)

Official Opening Ceremony (5:30pm)

Sunday, September 28th  Round 1 / Team & Individual (8:00am – 9:17am off 1st & 10th tee)

Monday, September 29th  Round 2 / Team & Individual (8:00am – 9:17am off 1st & 10th tee

Tuesday, September 30th Round 3 / Team & Individual (8:00am – 9:17am off 1st & 10th tee

Wednesday, October 1st  Final Round / Team & Individual (8:00am – 9:17am off 1st & 10th tee

Closing Ceremony (immediately following the completion of play –approximately 2:00pm)

Format:

Team Competition: 3 players per country (best 2 out of 3 scores count each day); 72 holes of stroke play; no cut

Individual Competition: 72 holes of stroke play; no cut

Countries represented: 15

(Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden and USA)

Click here for a full listing of team rosters.

Notables Players Set to Compete:

Canadians in the Field:

As the host country, Canada will field two team in the competition – one team will featuring Brooke Henderson, Grace St-Germain and Naomi Ko while the second team includes Jaclyn Lee, Selena Costabile and Alisha Lau. Click here for a listing of Team Canada player bios.

The Canadian teams will be coached by Team Canada Development Squad Women’s Coach Ann Carroll, alongside Reggie Millage, the provincial Head Coach for the Golf Association of Ontario.

Supporting Partners:

A special thank you to our partners who have aligned their brand with the World Junior Girls Golf Championship including the International Golf Federation; the R&A; Sport Canada; the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Central Counties; TORONTO 2015; the PGA of Canada and the Golf Canada Foundation.

Conducted by:

Golf Canada in partnership with the Golf Association of Ontario URL: www.worldjuniorgirls.com