FORMAT

Competitors: 3 Girls per country (including an additional Canadian team)
Delegation: 1 Coach or 1 Non-Playing Captain
Classification:
This competition is open to female juniors (in accordance with Golf Canada’s transgender policy) who have not reached their 19th birthday by the last scheduled day of the championship, September 30th, 2016 and who are members in good standing with their respective golf federation and who are not playing university or college golf.


ELIGIBILITY

Competitors: Girls from recognized Golf Federations, as recognized by Golf Canada
Coaches: Determined by participating golf federations


COMPETITION

  • Rules: Rules of play are those of Golf Canada
  • Team Competition – 72 hole Stroke Play
  • Individual Competition – 72 hole Stroke Play

HISTORY

Conducted by Golf Canada in partnership with Golf Ontario and supported by the International Golf Federation and the R&A, the 2016 World Junior Girls Championship will bring together 48 of the top 18-and-under female golfers from 15 countries. As hosts of the event, Canada will feature two teams vying for the competition’s top prize.

The inaugural tournament in 2014 was held at Markham, Ont.’s Angus Glen Golf Club and saw Team USA claim team honours while Beverly Hills, Calif., native Mika Liu finish atop the leaderboard. Team Sweden took home silver, while Canada One comprised of Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., Naomi Ko of Victoria, B.C., and Grace St-Germain of Ottawa captured bronze.

The 2014 Championship was the final amateur event in which Brooke Henderson competed before turning professional.

The 2015 Championship was conducted at the Marshes Golf Club in Ottawa, where Team Korea captured the team competition and Hye-jin Choi of South Korea was crowned the individual champion.

In addition to the 72-hole team and individual competitions, the World Junior Girls Championship will be a celebration of the sport with a specific focus on developing the game. Before the tournament gets underway, the World Junior Girls Championship will host a PGA of Canada coaching summit, a girls’ skill development clinic, and a Junior-Amateur Event.