World Jr. Girls Golf Championship Underway In Ottawa

The 2017 World Junior Girls (Golf) Championship (trophy, left, alongside Olympic Golf trophy from 1904) will be played in Ottawa, Ontario (Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstickgolfphotography.com)
The 2015 World Junior Girls (Golf) Championship is underway in Ottawa, Ontario (Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstickgolfphotography.com)
The 2015 World Junior Girls (Golf) Championship is underway in Ottawa, Ontario (Photo: Scott MacLeod, Flagstickgolfphotography.com)

The second edition of the World Junior Girls Golf Championship is underway in Ottawa, Ontario.  The tournament kicked off on Monday with a pro-am to benefit junior girls golf and the opening ceremonies at The Marshes Golf Club.

The Championship brings together the top 14 golfing nations in junior girls golf in team and individual competition over four rounds.

As the host nation Canada will have two teams in the championship and leading the way for Canada – Team 1 will be hometown talent Grace St-Germain, the 2014 Canadian Junior Girls Golf Champion. She was also a member of the bronze medal winning Canada One team at last year’s championship held at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario.

After the opening ceremony Grace too some time to speak with Flagstick.com about playing in the championship in her hometown.

Round one of the championship will we played on Tuesday with play scheduled to be completed on Friday after 72 holes.

Among the 40+ players competing will be four players ranked within the top 100 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.  Players must be less than 19 years old to compete and not active in university or college golf.

The team from the United States are the defending champions.

Competing for Canada will be (Canada Team 1) Grace St-Germain, Hannah Lee, and Tiffany Kong. (Canada Team 2) Euna Han, Alisha Lau, and Kathrine Chang.

The Championship is conducted by Golf Canada and the Golf Association of Ontario with the support of the R&A and the International Golf Federation.

For more information, tee times, and leaderboards see www.worldjuniorgirls.com