156 of Canada’s top junior golfers to compete over 54 holes on the Trent Canal, with exemptions into the Canadian Junior Boys and Girls Championships on the line.
Golf Canada’s 2023 championship season continues Friday, May 26, at Peterborough Golf and Country Club in Peterborough, Ontario. With the NextGen Ontario Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards.
The 54-hole stroke play competition gets underway with a practice round on Thursday, May 25, and championship rounds beginning on Friday, May 26. After the second round on Saturday, 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 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.
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 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.
Golf Canada is proud to return to the stunning Peterborough Golf and Country Club after successfully hosting several prestigious amateur competitions, including the 2015 Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship. Peterborough consulted legendary Canadian course architect Stanley Thompson to design what is now their 18-hole layout in 1929. With its diverse mixture of mature trees and spectacular views on the Trent Canal it offers a walkable player-friendly layout, proving to challenge the country’s best golfers.
“As Peterborough Golf and Country Club enters its 126th year, we are extremely excited to welcome the next generation of Canadian Golf talent. We have had the continuous support of all the staff and membership who recognize how important the Golf Canada Next Generation Tournament is to Peterborough Golf and Country Club,” said Kurtis Sweeting, Sports Director and Head Professional, Peterborough Golf and Country Club. “PGCC has been pursuing excellence over numerous years to provide its membership with the highest quality golf and facilities as one of the only private clubs in the area. Adorned with nature, one can recognize the heritage that Peterborough Golf and Country Club stands on. This Next Generation tournament speaks to intertwining the past, present and future of Peterborough Golf and Country Club as we look forward to welcoming all participants. The spirit of golf truly lives at Peterborough Golf and Country 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.
ABOUT GOLF CANADA
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.