112 of Canada’s top junior golfers to compete over 54 holes at a challenging Athabasca River layout, with exemptions into the Canadian Junior Boys and Girls Championships on the line.
Golf Canada’s 2023 championship season continues on Thursday, June 8, at Athabasca Golf and Country Club, in Athabasca, Alb. with the NextGen Western Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards.
The 54-hole stroke play competition gets underway with a practice round on Thursday, June 8 and championship rounds beginning on Friday, June 9. After 36 holes, the field will be reduced to the low 49 Junior Boys and top 22 Junior Girls, including ties, for the final round which wraps up on Sunday, May 28.
The starting field will feature 112 male and female competitors – 78 Junior Boys and 34 Junior Girls – vying for a spot into their respective Canadian Junior Championship later this summer.
The top eight players in the Junior Boys division will earn exemptions into the 2023 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, August 14-17, at North Bay Golf and Country Club Ltd. in North Bay, Ont. The top eight players (including ties) in the Junior Girls division will earn exemptions into the 2023 Canadian Junior Girls Championship, July 24-27, at Hampton Golf Course in Hampton, N.B.
The Athabasca Golf Course is a thrilling 18-hole layout set amidst the stunning Athabaskan river valley. It is surrounded by the Boreal Forest, making it one of the most scenic courses in Alberta. With its challenging terrain and visually captivating setting, it offers a seamless and enjoyable test of golf. Ranked as the 4th most difficult challenges in all of Canada, it is perfect for even the most experienced golfers who can put their skills to the test while enjoying the natural beauty of Northern Alberta.
“We are very excited and honored to be hosting the NextGen Western Championships at the Athabasca Golf Club. Our members are very excited to share our hidden gem with all the golfers competing this weekend,” said Scott Wilson, general manager of Athabasca Golf Club.
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About the NextGen Championships, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards
The NextGen Championships, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards is a high-performance junior golf series which totals eight competitions. From May to July, six championships will take place across Canada where the region’s best junior golfers will compete to earn exemptions into their respective 2023 national championships. Two additional Fall Series events will be hosted to close the season. NextGen Championships provide junior players an opportunity to develop and showcase their skills at the highest level of tournament golf. For more information on the NextGen Pacific Championship, click here.
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Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing more than 319,000 golfers and 1,435 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to increase Canadian participation and excellence in golf. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.