Golf Canada’s Junior Skills Challenge National Event heads to TPC Toronto

OAKVILLE, Ont. – The 2021 Junior Skills Challenge National Event will take place on August 29th at the prestigious TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley.

A total of 26 golfers from four age groups will compete in the 12th edition of the National Junior Skills Challenge which brings together the top-scoring juniors from coast-to-coast.

The participating junior golfers will compete in a three-part skills challenge (putting, chipping and driving) with one overall winner per age group and gender.

Golf Canada, in partnership with Cobra and Puma Golf along with the PGA of Canada will host the 2021Junior Skills Challenge National Event on Sunday, August 29 at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley. The event is the culmination of more than 1,500 Junior Skills Challenge participants who competed at 80 qualifying events held across Canada.

The field is comprised of 26 golfers from across Canada, all selected from the top of the Junior Skills Challenge National Leaderboard.

Format

Driving: Each competitor receives three drives. Points are awarded and dependent on distance and aim of the drive. The drive must come to rest within the 30-yard width to qualify for points. The number of points is dependent on the distances completed.

Chipping: Each competitor receives three shots. Points are awarded and dependent on the distance of the chip from the target.

Putting: Each competitor receives one putt each from each distance of 5, 10 and 20 feet. Points are awarded for holing the putt and for proximity to the hole.

The winners of the Junior Skills Challenge National Event will receive prizing courtesy of program partner, Cobra-Puma Golf. The winners of the National Event in the boys and girls 15 to 18 age groups will also receive an exemption into their local NextGen Championship in 2022.

On August 28th, Junior Skills Challenge National Event participants will have the opportunity to play the prestigious TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley layout in an exciting match play format, outfitted by program sponsor Cobra-Puma Golf.

For more information on the Junior Skills Challenge National Event, click here.

Participants

Girls 8-and-under

NameHome ClubHometownProvince
Eily KimPitt Meadows Golf ClubBurnabyBC
McKinley StewartSawmill Golf CourseFenwickON
Emily JoyThe Glencoe Golf & Country ClubCalgaryAB
Brynlee ChappellVespra Hills Golf ClubBarrieON

Girls 9-11

NameHome ClubHometownProvince
Claira FrizzellHartlen Point Golf ClubHalifaxNS
Alexis CardGalt Country ClubCambridgeON
Brooke HalbauerLeduc Golf ClubEdmontonAB

Girls 12-14

NameHome ClubHometownProvince
Tatum LohnesOsprey Ridge Golf ClubBridgewaterNS
Alexandra BotsisClub de golf RosemereRosemereQC
Claire HuWhitlock Golf and Country ClubMontrealQC
Sophie DhaliwalWingfield Golf ClubCalgaryAB

Girls 15-18

NameHome ClubHometownProvince
Ava MacDonaldAntigonish Golf ClubAntigonishNS
Joline TruongTrafalgar Golf & Country ClubMississaugaON
Sarah Maude LefebvreGolf Saint-Prime sur le LacSt-PrimeQC

Boys 8-and-under

NameHome ClubHometownProvince
Carrick FrizzellHartlen Point Golf ClubHalifaxNS
Borden NicholsonBrule Point Golf CoursePictouNS
Benjamin HannelaPeace Portal Golf Club & Langley Junior Development ProgramSouth SurreyBC

Boys 9-11

NameHome ClubHometownProvince
Andrew SudickySt. Thomas Golf and Country ClubDuttonON
Luke MacDonaldThe Glencoe Golf & Country ClubCalgaryAB
Noah MoreauClub de golf LotbinièreSaint-GillesQC

Boys 12-14

NameHome ClubHometownProvince
Robin BenoitGolf Saint-Prime sur le LacSt-FélicienQC
Jager PainEagles Nest Golf ClubTorontoON
Andrew LeonLakeside Golf ClubCalgaryAB

Boys 15-18

NameHome ClubHometownProvince
Jackson WingertThe Willow’s Golf & Country ClubSaskatoonSK
John KingdonSawmill Golf CourseGrimsbyON
Griffin PattersonCentennial Park Golf CentreTorontoON
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