BRAMPTON, ONT. – Brampton Golf Club will open its fairways to elite talent from across the globe when it plays host to the World Junior Girls Championship presented by Sargent Farms from October 2 – 7, 2023.
In addition to 72-hole team and individual golf competitions, the World Junior Girls Championship will be a celebration of the sport with a focus on developing the game. Prior to the tournament getting underway, the World Junior Girls Championship will host a coaching summit and a girl’s skill development clinic supported by Sargent Farms and their partnership of the event.
The opportunity to host the week-long event spurs a sense of pride for Brampton’s membership.
“We’re truly excited to be sharing our course with the top girls from around the world,” said Boris Uvakov, Brampton’s General Manager. “We’re invested in the growth of the game at all levels and our membership is proud to do our part in hosting world-class championships.”
The World Junior Girls Championship is conducted by Golf Canada in partnership with Golf Ontario and supported by the R&A and International Golf Federation.Recognized by the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), the World Junior Girls Championship will run for its 8th time, with the individual champion earning an exemption into the 2024 CP Women’s Open.
Since its inception in 1921, the fairways at Brampton Golf Club have hosted many of Canada’s best. The venerable club has hosted the PGA of Canada Championship, the PGA of Canada Senior Championship, PGA TOUR Canada, the Ontario Men’s Amateur and Ontario Women’s Amateur.
The club will provide an opportunity to showcase its recently renovated golf course to the world’s top 78 junior golfers from 25 countries across the globe, an increase from 2022 and the largest field size of the tournament’s history.
“Being in the GTA there are a lot of opportunities for visiting girls to explore outside of the golf competition,” added Uvakov. “We’re very proud to welcome competitors, coaches and spectators to our course and the great city of Brampton.”
Many of the Canada’s top-ranked golfers have competed in the World Junior Girls Championship since its inception, including LPGA superstar Brooke Henderson who competed in the 2014 inaugural competition.
“I am excited to hear that the 2023 World Junior Girls Championships will be held at Brampton Golf Club. The WJG Championship provides a great platform for competition against the world’s best, along with demonstrating the importance of growing the game of golf for female golfers. The event brings together the best junior golfers from across the globe, providing young women the opportunity to compete at the highest level. I was happy to win the Ontario Women’s Amateur held at Brampton GC back in 2014. It is a wonderful golf course that will provide a great challenge for the championship.” said Brooke Henderson.
Other notable competitors who went on to become LPGA Tour winners include world Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand who won back-to-back World Junior titles in 2018 and 2019 as well as Yuka Saso of Philippines who won the 2016 World Junior title. Other former World Junior competitors who have gone on to win on the LPGA Tour include Hannah Green of Australia and Maja Stark of Sweden.
In 2022, Spaniard Cayetana Fernández saved her best for last at Angus Glen Club in Markham, Ont., as the 17-year-old shot a final-round 2-under 70 to lead Spain to victory. Sweden finished second, with Chinese Taipei picking up third.
Admission to the championship is complimentary.