Surrey, B.C. – The NextGen Fall Series West Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards begins this week with a field of 99 amateur golfers set to compete at The Hills at Portal Golf Club in Surrey, B.C.
The starting field will feature – 72 Junior Boys and 27 Junior Girls competing for three spots each into their respective Canadian Junior Championships next summer.
“The NextGen Fall Series West Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards promises to be a great tournament and provides players another opportunity to compete on the national stage in the fall,” said Golf Canada Tournament Director, Daniel Suppa. “Golf Canada is thrilled to welcome the field to The Hills at Portal Golf Club for our final NextGen series event of the season.”
Practice rounds are scheduled for Wednesday, October 4, before the official 54-hole tournament gets underway on October 5. The tournament will conclude on October 7 with an awards ceremony following play.
“On behalf of the entire team at the Hills we are proud and honoured to host this group of talented young golfers. We are excited to watch this next generation of golfers and wish them a very successful week here,” said Mahmood Mawji, General Manager, The Hills at Portal Golf Club. “We have made sure the weather and playing conditions are great. Once again, a big thank you to Golf Canada for allowing us to host this event, hopefully we will be able to do this again in the future.”
The Hills at Portal Golf Club was established in 1928 and was formerly known as Peace Portal. The golf course is regarded as one of the top public courses in the country. The Hills saw a change in ownership in October 2021 with new owners, Joe Haley and Randy Bishop. Since then, the course has undergone numerous changes that have improved playing conditions and have created a more challenging course for players. Off course renovations included a completely renovated clubhouse and restaurant.
This week’s tournament marks the final stop on the NextGen Series schedule for the 2023 season. The NextGen Fall Series West Championship is one of Golf Canada’s eight regional junior championships presented in partnership with JOURNIE Rewards. Rosie Bee Kim of Edmonton and Matthew Wilson of Nanaimo, B.C. won their respective divisions in the 2022 NextGen Fall Series West Championship.
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