It’s been such a success in Ottawa that the World Junior Girls Golf Championship will return to the National Capital Region once again in 2018.
As a follow-up to the story we posted yesterday we can now share that 5th edition of the World Junior Girls Golf Championship will be played at the Camelot Golf Club in Cumberland, Ontario. It was confirmed publicly by Golf Canada this evening.
This will mark the third time the event has been played in the capital, with The Marshes Golf Club having played host in 2015 and 2017.
The Board of Directors at Camelot made their final decision to host the event just recently and the club’s members were informed on Friday afternoon, just as this year’s tournament was wrapping up across town.
Most recently the club hosted the 2017 Canadian Junior Girls Golf Championship and has also been the site of many other top events in their 26 year history, including the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship and the Monday Qualifying for this year’s CP Women’s Open.
Their General Manager, Greg Richardson, was on-site at The Marshes Golf Club this week gathering information about the hosting duties and expressed how proud they will be to welcome some of the best young players in the world.
The World Junior Girls Golf Championship is a collaborative effort by a number of associations, most notably Golf Canada and Golf Ontario. When Golf Ontario Executive Director Mike Kelly was on-site Monday at The Marshes, he shared with Flagstick.com how welcoming the Ottawa has been for this event and that they are looking forward to returning.
“It’s our nation’s capital. It’s such a great spot for this event,” said Kelly. “It’s a great community that has always attracted top world events, this is no different. You see from the number of volunteers here and the number of coaches involved (in the affiliated coaching summit). This tournament is embraced and that is just a part of the golf DNA here in Ottawa. It’s a unique city in Canada and we’re pretty lucky to be able to come here.”
The final date for the 2018 World Junior Girls Golf Championship is yet to be announced but once again it is expected to occur in late September.