NextGen Championships

NextGen Championship season kicks off at Summerland Golf and Country Club

Summerland Golf & Country Club
Summerland Golf & Country Club

155 of Canada’s top junior golfers to compete over 54 holes at hidden gem in the Okanagan Valley with exemptions into the
Canadian Junior Boys and Girls Championships on the line.

Golf Canada’s 2024 championship season kicks off on Thursday, May 2, at Summerland Golf and Country Club in Summerland, B.C. with the NextGen Pacific Championship.

The 54-hole stroke play competition gets underway with a practice round on Wednesday, May 1, and championship rounds beginning on Thursday, May 2. After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the top 50 Junior Boys and top 20 Junior Girls, including ties, for the final round which wraps up on Saturday, May 4.

The starting field will feature 155 male and female competitors – 111 Junior Boys and 44 Junior Girls – vying for a spot into their respective Canadian Junior Championship later this summer. Among those competing in Summerland include, 2023 Canadian Junior Girls champion, Eileen Park of Red Deer, Alta. and 2023 NextGen Pacific Boys champion, Jerry Li.

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.

Summerland Golf and Country Club is considered a hidden gem in the Okanagan Valley. The course is located on Paradise Flats and offers a contrast in layout between the front and back nines. The front nine features a combination of links style as well as tree lined holes on a relatively flat terrain. The back nine features a grove of Ponderosa Pines with rolling fairways, elevation changes and undulating greens with five holes skirting the large Trout Creek Canyon.

“The Summerland Golf & Country Club is excited to host the 2024 NextGen Pacific Championship,” said Jason Sweeney, General Manager, Summerland Golf and Country Club. “Our membership has always promoted junior golf initiatives and have embraced hosting the elite players in the NextGen field. Welcome to the Okanagan and best of luck in the event.”

To follow the live leaderboard of the NextGen Pacific 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.