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CJGA Partners with Sagebrush to host Inaugural Junior Tournament

This coming season, members of the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) will have the chance to experience golf in it’s finest form as Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club in Quilchena, BC is set to host the inaugural CJGA Sagebrush Junior Classic April 27-28.  During the two-day event, juniors will get to experience first hand what the international golfing community and the clubs members (know as the Sagebrush Posse) have been raving about since opening its doors in 2009.

Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club together with the CJGA will host 64 junior golfers (ages 11-19) in a 36-hole event. In addition to the tournament, competitors and their families will also enjoy a Western Cookout, putting & long drive competition, fishing derby, as well as other activities throughout the weekend.

The tournament will be a qualifying tournament for the CJGA PING Canadian Junior Match Play Championship and CJGA Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship. The event will be ranked on Junior Golf Scoreboard and CJGA National Order of Merit.  Entries are limited and will be available to CJGA members on a first come, first serve registration basis.

“Sagebrush endorses the growth of golf at the junior level and is pleased to start a long term relationship with the CJGA” said Bob Garnett, Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club President. “We hope the challenges and competition these juniors meet today help lead them to a successful future.”

Now entering its fifth year, Sagebrush has matured into unquestionably one of the finest layouts in the game.  In its first-ever ranking of Canadian courses, Golf Digest ranked Sagebrush 16th in the country in the February 2013 issue.  In 2012, Golfweek ranked Sagebrush #3 among courses in Canada built since 1960, and Golf Digest named the club to the select 100 best courses outside the United States.

“We are extremely proud to partner with Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club and provide an exclusive opportunity to our membership” said John Lawrence, CJGA Managing Director, Tour Operations. “The event will provide juniors with such a unique golfing experience and extra-curricular activities, building camaraderie amongst the junior golfers and their families. It is a win-win situation for everyone involved.”

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CJGA Sagebrush Junior Classic Tournament Brochure

About the Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club:
Set in the spectacular and rustic Nicola Valley just outside Merritt in south central British Columbia, a three-hour drive from Vancouver, Sagebrush commands panoramic views of Nicola Lake and the surrounding rolling ranch land that stretches as far as a cowboy can ride in a day. The wide sweeping fairways (where #11 and #14 pass each other, they span 150 yards); rugged fescue-topped bunkers (like original links courses, there are no rakes); massive greens (up to 22,000 sq. ft.); multiple tee boxes stretching the course from 4,872 yards to 7,399 yards combine to create a place where the game can be played as it was intended. The Rod Whitman-Richard Zokol-Armen Suny design is one of a kind. Sagebrush – In the Spirit of the Game.

About the CJGA
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is dedicated to providing Canada's junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf. Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit www.cjga.com.

For Additional Information:
Brad Ewart
CJGA BC Tournament Director
Canadian Junior Golf Association
brad.ewart@cjga.com