78 of Canada’s top junior golfers to compete over 54 holes at a stunning and challenging layout in P.E.I. with exemptions into the Canadian Junior Boys and Girls Championships on the line.
Golf Canada’s 2023 championship season continues on Monday, July 17 Avondale Golf Club in Charlottetown, P.E.I. with the NextGen Atlantic Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards.
The 54-hole stroke play competition gets underway with a practice round on Monday, July 17 and championship rounds beginning on Tuesday, July 18. After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the top 57 Junior Boys and top 21 Junior Girls, including ties, for the final round which wraps up on Thursday, July 20.
The starting field will feature 78 male and female competitors – 57 Junior Boys and 21 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 summer NexGen schedule will wrap up at Avondale Golf Course, known to have some of the best designs in the Maritimes. Its challenging bent grass greens, tees and dwarf blue grass fairways make for an exceptional test for the country’s best junior golfers.
“We are thrilled to be able to host the NextGen Atlantic Championship here at Avondale Golf Course as it is a testament to all the hard work that has been put into the course in the last five years. The course is in fantastic shape after hosting the PEI Amateur the last two years and this was the next step for us,” said General Manager of Avondale Golf Course, Connor Lea.
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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 Atlantic Championship, click here.
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