Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

April 18, 2005 15:09 ET


Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor VANCOUVER--(CCNMatthews - April 18, 2005) - Top junior golfers from Canada, Mexico, Guatemala and Trinidad & Tobago will gather at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver from April 20-22 as the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) plays host to the Zone Qualifier for the World Junior Golf Team Championship (WJGTC).

The four-player teams will compete over 54-holes with the top two teams advancing to participate in the World Junior Golf Team Championship from June 21-24 in Toyota City, Japan.

This year's Canadian contingent will have a strong local feel as all four players hail from British Columbia including 2004 Canadian Amateur Champion Darren Wallace of Langley, B.C. Rounding out the squad are 2004 Canadian Junior Champion Rafael Lee of Burnaby, B.C., Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C. and 14-year old Richard Lee of Vancouver. Both Hadwin and Richard Lee qualified for the team based on their showing at the recent 2005 BMO Financial Group Future Links Pacific Championship in Vancouver.

"We are proud to have these four young, talented golfers representing Canada," said Doug Roxburgh, RCGA Director of High Performance Programs. "These young men have dominated junior golf in British Columbia over the past year and will enjoy a tremendous learning experience as they compete on the international stage."

RCGA regional coach Derek Ingram of Winnipeg, Man. will accompany the team.

Canada has been competing in the World Junior Golf Team Championship since 1992. Over 60 countries attempt to qualify each year with only 14 teams earning the right to play in Japan. Canada turned in a strong performance in 2004 finishing fifth overall last year, after a solid fourth-place showing in 2003.

Post-round results for the 2005 Zone Qualifier for the World Junior Golf Team Championship can be found on the Internet at

About The Royal Canadian Golf Association
The Royal Canadian Golf Association is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing close to 400,000 members nationwide. In addition to providing core services such as the Rules of Golf, handicapping, support of turfgrass and environmental research, and BMO Financial Group Future Links, Canada's national junior golf program and supporting the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, the RCGA also conducts Canada's most prestigious golf championships. The Bell Canadian Open and BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while six regional junior championships, 10 national amateur championships and the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Tour showcase the best of Canadian golf. For more information please visit

For More Information:
Erin Mathany
Junior Communication Coordinator
Royal Canadian Golf Association
(905) 849-9700 ext. 232
(905) 467-8738

Contact Information

  • Erin Mathany, Jr. Communications Coordinator, Royal Canadian Golf Association
    Primary Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 232
    Toll-Free: 800-263-0009