(August 15, 2013 – Morrisburg, ON) – CJGA alumni Taylor Pendrith and Justin Shin will tee it up alongside a world class field of professionals next week at The Great Waterway Classic, a PGA TOUR Canada event.
Pendrith, a 21-year old from Richmond Hill, Ontario, and Shin, a 21-year old from Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, will play as exemptions for Golf Canada’s National Amateur Team. Two members or recent alumni of the program receive spots each week to gain valuable experience against professional competition on PGA TOUR Canada.
“We are extremely excited to see both Taylor and Justin in The Great Waterway Classic and added to the long list of CJGA alumni participating next week” said Tournament Director Brad Parkins. “These two young men had very successful junior careers and it will be exciting to have them compete in the field at Upper Canada.”
Pendrith, the 2013 Porter Cup champion and member of the Kent State University men’s golf team, had a successful CJGA career, winning the eight times on the CJGA as well as representing the CJGA on the international stage, while Shin, the 2012 Northeast Amateur Champion and a member of the New Mexico State University men’s golf team, won the multiple times on tour, including the CJGA National Stroke Play Championship in 2007.
The Great Waterway Classic, the sixth event of PGA TOUR Canada’s inaugural season, will see 156 players compete at Upper Canada Golf Course in Morrisburg, Ontario August 19 through 25. The top five players on PGA TOUR Canada’s Order of Merit at season’s end will move on to the Web.com Tour for 2014.
Other notable CJGA alumni on PGA TOUR Canada include Nick Taylor, Eugene Wong, Michael Gligic and Darren Wallace.
CJGA Alumni Andrew Jensen and Matt McQuillan received exemptions to The Great Waterway Classic last week.