The best of the best young golfers
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compete for exemptions in several interna- tional events as well as points for theOrder of Merit for both the CJGA andGolf Quebec. It was a beautiful day on the course as junior golfers from Quebec and Eastern Ontario battled for top spot. An invitation only event, The CJGA Quebec Junior Open acknowledges top junior players. “We invite our top kids, and Golf Quebec invites their top kids,” said John Lawrence, CJGA’s Ma-
naging Director of Tour Operations. “This tournament gives a chance for kids fromGolf Quebec to get involved with international events while gaining points for Golf Quebec.” Brendan Smith fromAyers Cliff, Quebec won the boys division with a 141 total, and 14-year-old Celeste Dao fromNotre Dame de Ile Perrot, Quebec won the girls divisionwith a 142 total. Second place was tied in the boys division going to Charles Eric Belanger from Quebec City, and EricMarshal fromOttawa both finishing with a 145. In the girls division, second place went to Annie Lacombe from Laval, Quebec with a 157. The CJGA in conjunction with Golf Que- bec runs the event giving the opportunity to players to develop and showcase their skills at the highest level of tournament golf. Exclusive to this open, divisional winners will be given a spot on CJGA TeamCanada at the IMGAcademy Junior World Golf Cham- pionships in San Diego, California. The CJGA The CJGA is a registered Canadian ama- teur athletic association (RCAAA) and re- gistered as a not-for-profit with Revenue Canada. The association is committed to providing Canadian junior golfers with the foundation, knowledge, and skills required for a future in competitive golf. The CJGA introduces the game of golf to juniors as young as give years old and offers multi-day events for more advanced players. A six-stage development program focuses on tournaments, clinics, internatio- nal competitions, andmentoring programs with Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour professionals. The CJGA has several events throughout the year, giving junior golfers several oppor- tunities to advance and succeed. “This is a
The best of the best junior golfers from Quebec and Eastern Ontario gathered at the fifth annual Canadian Junior Golfers Association (CJGA) Quebec Junior Open at the Hawkesbury Golf and Curling Club over theweekend. 93 girls and boys between the ages of 15 and 19 had the opportunity to
very busy weekend for us,” said Lawrence. “We have 90 events going on across Canada right now including one in Belleville, Cal- gary, and Vancouver.” The CJGA Junior Tour will now head to Mirabel, Quebec for the Nike Golf Junior Series at Club de Golf Le Victorien on May 23 and 24. More information on CJGA can be found at www.cjga.com. 15-year-old Cameron Belanger from Stittsville, Ontario teeing off Saturday afternoon for a chance to win and an opportunity to play against some of the best young players inQuebec and Ontario.
With a pair of birdies and bogeys on the day Brendan Smith shot a final round of 72 to finish the tournament with a total 141, winning the boys division.
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