VICTORIA, B.C. – The Toyota Junior Golf World Cup Qualifier makes its return to Canadian soil on Tuesday, with four nations competing for a spot in both the Boys and Girls divisions at Royal Colwood Golf Club.
The 54-hole stroke play qualifying tournament is comprised of teams from host nation Canada, Mexico, Guatemala and Puerto Rico.
The Boys Division consists of four athletes per team, each submitting a cumulative total from the three lowest scores per round (omitting the highest score). The two lowest team scores after Thursday’s final round will qualify for the 2022 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup. Canada will be represented by National Junior Squad members JP Parr (St-Célestin, Que.), Cooper Humphreys (Vernon, B.C.), Ethan Wilson (St. Albert, Alta.), and Felix Bouchard (Otterburn Park, Que.)
The Girls Division is made up of three athletes per squad, each submitting a team score counted from the lowest two per round, with the lowest team score moving on. Flying the flag for Canada are National Junior Squad members Nicole Gal (Oakville, Ont.), Michelle Liu (Vancouver, B.C.), and Yeji Kwon (Port Coquitlam, B.C)
Host club Royal Colwood Golf Club is a private golf club located in Victoria, B.C. Designed by Arthur Vernon Macan in 1913, Royal Colwood is a traditional style parklands championship course set amongst 450-year-old douglas firs and majestic garry oaks. One of a select few in the world, Royal Colwood received its Royal designation from King George V in 1931.
All teams will be competing for a spot to play in the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, taking place at the Hakusan Village Golf Club in Tsu City, Mie Prefecture. The dates of the championship are June 21st – 24th, 2022. The event will feature international teams from around the world competing over 72 holes of stroke play. In 2018, the Canadian girls team finished tied for 3rd and in 2019, the Canadian boys team finished 6th.
The first round gets underway on Tuesday at 8 a.m. PDT.
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