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

September 25, 2014

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:

  • Brooke Henderson (Canada) – no. 1 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking; Runner-up at 2014 US & Canadian Amateur; Low Amateur at 2014 US Women’s Open; Low Individual at 2014 World Amateur
  • Megan Khang (USA) – no. 40 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking; two-time US Open competitor
  • Mika Liu (USA) – no. 48 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Karis Davidson (Australia) – no. 53 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking; 2014 Australian Amateur runner-up
  • Angela Yin (USA)– no. 57 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking; medalist at 2014 US Junior Girls
  • Nuria Iturrios Servera (Spain) – no. 61 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking; 2012 silver medal & 2013 bronze medal at European Girls Team Championship
  • Alice Hewson (England) – no. 75 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking; quarter-finalist at 2014 British Amateur
  • Alejandra Pasarin Olalla (Spain) – no. 108 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Inci Mehmet (England) – no. 113 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Puk Lyng Thomsen (Denmark) – no. 129 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Ana Pelaez Trivino (Spain) – no. 131 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Hannah Green (Australia) – no. 156 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • So Jin (Jenny) Lee (Australia) – no. 179 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking
  • Olivia Mehaffey (Ireland) – no. 227 on World Amateur Golf Ranking; Irish Girls U18 Open Stroke Play champion
  • Julianna Alvarez (New Zealand) – no. 260 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking; T10 at the 2014 Youth Olympics
  • Naomi Ko (Canada) – no. 279 on World Amateur Golf Ranking; 2014 British Columbia Junior champion
  • Jaclyn Lee (Canada) – no. 423 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking; 2014 Alberta Amateur & Junior champion
  • Selena Costabile (Canada) – no. 426 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking; 2014 GAO Spring Classic champion
  • Maria Fassi (Mexico) – no. 459 on World Amateur Golf Rankings; T13 at the 2014 Youth Olympics
  • Sandra Salonen (Finland) – T20 at the 2014 Youth Olympics
  • Grace St-Germain (Canada) – no. 472 on World Amateur Golf Ranking; 2014 Canadian Junior Girls champion

Canadians in the Field:

  • Brooke Henderson, Smiths Falls, Ont. (17)
  • Naomi Ko, Victoria, B.C. (17)
  • Grace St-Germain, Ottawa, Ont. (16)
  • Jaclyn Lee, Calgary (17)
  • Selena Costabile, Thornhill, Ont. (16)
  • Alisha Lau, Richmond, B.C. (14)

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

 

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