St-Germain Leads Canadian Contingent For World Junior Girls

Grace St-Germain (File Photo - Scott MacLeod, Flagstick.com)

-Golf Canada Names Six Members For Teams To Compete At The Marshes-

Grace St-Germain (File Photo - Scott MacLeod, Flagstick.com)
Grace St-Germain (File Photo – Scott MacLeod, Flagstick.com)

Ottawa’s Grace St-Germain will make a return appearance for Canada at the World Junior Girls Championship to be held later this month.  As opposed to last year when the inaugural event was held at the Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, this year she will be playing in front of a home crowd in Ottawa, at The Marshes Golf Club.

St-Germain, a member of the Golf Canada National Development Team and the recent winner of the CJGA National Championship and the Golf Quebec Graham Cooke Junior invitational, was one of six players named on Thursday to represent Canada.  They will compete on two Canadian squads (Canada has two teams as host nation) facing off against teams from 14 other nations on September 20-25 at The Marshes Golf Club in Kanata.

In 2015 St-Germain joined Brooke Henderson and Naomi Ko on Team Canada One and captured a bronze medal at the World Junior Girls Championship.

St-Germain will be joined on this year’s version of Canada One by two golfers from British Columbia, Hannah Lee and Tiffany Kong.   Lee recently won the 16-and-under juvenile division at the 2015 Canadian Junior Girls Championship.  14 year-old Kong recently Monday qualified and played on the CP Women’s Open after a strong year on the Maple Leaf Junior Tour.

Team canada Two will be made up of  Euna Han of Coquitlam, B.C., Alisha Lau of Richmond, B.C. and Kathrine Chan, also of Richmond.

“These six athletes have demonstrated some fantastic results throughout the season,” said Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada’s Chief Sport Officer. “The performances of Canada’s junior female athletes as a whole have been very strong this year, which made this selection process far from simple. That difficulty speaks to the wealth of golfing talent that Canada possesses. We look forward to seeing this group learn and grow in international competition.”

In addition to the 72-hole team and individual competitions, the World Junior Girls Championship will be a celebration of the sport with a specific focus on the growth and development of the game. Golf Canada will host a Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) coaching summit and a girls skill development clinic in the lead-up to the tournament.

“The Marshes Golf Club is in great shape and we are excited to once again bring the world’s talented players to Canada,” said Tournament Director Mary Beth McKenna. “It is a true honour to be selected to represent your country and we know that all the athletes from across the globe will want to perform their best in this event.”