NextGen Championships

Justine Emond and Henry Dao win NextGen Quebec Championship at Club de golf les Boisés de Joly  

NextGen Quebec Championship

Joly, Que. – Justine Emond and Henry Dao have won the NextGen Quebec Championship at Club de golf Les Boisés de Joly in Joly, Que. 

The 54-hole stroke play competition marked the fifth tournament in the NextGen championship series and featured a starting field of 153 players (125 junior boys, 28 junior girls). After 36 holes, the field was reduced to the low 57 Junior Boys and 13 Junior Girls, including ties. 

In the Junior Girls Division, Justine Emond of St-Jerome, Que. fired a 3-over 74 on Friday to wrap up the tournament at 2-over to claim the championship. 

“It means a lot because it’s the last NextGen Tournament I will be able to play since its my last junior year and being able to qualify for the 2024 Canadian Junior Girls Championship is an amazing feeling,” said Emond. 

Yeeun (Jenny) Kwon of Vancouver B.C who finished as runner up at 6-over par with Avery Nordman of Ottawa, Ont. finishing in third at 7-over. 

In the Junior Boys division, Henry Dao of Laprairie Que. ended the tournament on a high-note, with a 5-under 66 on Friday to secure the championship and finish five shots clear of Antoine Jasmin of Blainville Que. who closed the tournament at 1-under. With consistent play to begin the week, Dao grabbed the co-lead in the second round and held on, finishing 6-under par for the tournament with rounds of 70-71-66. 

“I really love this tournament because it brings out all the best junior golfers in Quebec. The reason why I won is my putting was on fire all week. I was making a lot of birdies and that’s why I carded the score I did,” said Dao. 

Rounding out the podium were Zach Bourgeois of Ste-Agathe-des-Monts Que. and Milan Abrieu of Bromont Que. who finished tied third at 1-over. 

The top eight players, including ties in the Junior Girls division have earned exemptions into the 2024 Canadian Junior Girls Championship, July 21-25, at Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver, B.C.  

NextGen Quebec Championship – Advancing to Canadian Junior Girls Championship   

Pos.  Player  Residence  To Par  
1  Justine Emond St-Jerome, Que.  +2  
2  Yee (Jenny) Kwon  Vancouver, B.C.  +6  
3  Avery Nordman Ottawa, Ont.  +7  
4  Stephanie Woo Toronto, Ont.  +17  
5  Keira Hou Richmond Hill, Ont.  +18  
T6  Kate Guo  Knowlton, Que.  +20  
T6  Charlotte Boudreau Verdun, Que.  +20  
T6  Amelia McFarlane Carleton Place, Ont. +20  


In the Junior Boys division, the top eight players earn exemptions into the 2024 Canadian Junior Boys championship, August 12-16, at Innisfail Golf Club in Innisfail, Alta.   

NextGen Quebec Championship – Advancing to Canadian Junior Boys Championship  

Pos.  Player  Residence  To Par  
1 Henry Dao Laprairie, Que.  -6  
Antoine Jasmin  Blainville, Que.  -1  
T3 Milan Abrieu  Bromont, Que.  +1  
T3 Zack Bourgeois  Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que.  +1  
Hogan Blais  Ottawa, Ont.  +2  
Loïc Simard Saint-Julie, Que.  +3  
Cameron Robitaille St-Hyacinthe, Que.  +4  
T8 Oskar Ricketts Pointe-Claire, Que. +6 

  About the NextGen Championships  

The NextGen Championships are a high-performance junior golf series which totals six competitions. From May-July, six championships will take place across Canada where the regions best junior golfers will compete to earn exemptions into their respective 2024 national championships. NextGen championships provide junior golfers an opportunity to develop and showcase their skills at the highest level of tournament golf.