NextGen Championships

NextGen Championship season continues at FireRock Golf Club for NextGen Ontario Championship

FireRock Golf Club

156 of Canada’s top junior golfers to compete over 54 holes in Komoka, Ont. with exemptions into the Canadian Junior Boys and Junior Girls Championships on the line.

Golf Canada’s 2024 championship season continues on Thursday, May 9, at FireRock Golf Club in Komoka, Ont. with the NextGen Ontario Championship.

The 54-hole stroke play competition gets underway with a practice round on Wednesday, May 8, and championship rounds beginning on Thursday, May 9. After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the top 49 Junior Boys and top 22 Junior Girls, including ties, for the final round which wraps up on Saturday, May 11.

The starting field will feature 156 male and female competitors – 108 Junior Boys and 48 Junior Girls – vying for a spot into their respective Canadian Junior Championship later this summer. Among those competing in Komoka include Team Canada – NextGen member, Luke Smith of Toronto and Joline Truong of Mississauga, Ont. who finished T35 at the 2023 Canadian Junior Girls Championship.

The top eight players in the Junior Boys division will earn exemptions into the 2024 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, presented by BDO, August 13-16, at Innisfail Golf Club in Innisfail, Alta. The top eight players (including ties) in the Junior Girls division will earn exemptions into the 2024 Canadian Junior Girls Championship, presented by BDO, July 22-25, at Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver.

FireRock Golf Club opened in 2004 and is designed by Thomas McBroom. FireRock features captivating landforms, framed by natural grass and trees, ragged handmade bunkers, environmentally significant Savannah grasses and the Oxbow River valley, intertwining with existing gravel spoil piles. Last season, FireRock Golf Club hosted the Canadian University/College Championship.

“We eagerly anticipate the NextGen Ontario Championship as a momentous opportunity to showcase our passion for the sport and provide a memorable experience for young talents. With dedication and enthusiasm, we’re ready to set the stage for the next generation of golf excellence,” said Amanda Cookson, Director of Golf at FireRock Golf Club. “A heartfelt thank you extends to the numerous volunteers whose tireless efforts will be instrumental in making this championship a resounding success.”

To follow the live leaderboard of the NextGen Ontario Championship, click here.

About the NextGen Championships

The NextGen Championships are a high-performance junior golf series which totals six 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 2024 national championships. NextGen Championships provide junior players an opportunity to develop and showcase their skills at the highest level of tournament golf.