The world’s top 18-and-under female junior golfers will return to Angus Glen in Markham, Ont., for the sixth edition of the World Junior Girls Championship, Sept. 24-27.
As host nation, Canada will send two teams of three athletes each.
Representing Canada One will be Brooke Rivers (Brampton, Ont.), Emily Zhu (Richmond Hill, Ont.) and Euna Han (Coquitlam, B.C.).
This will be the debut for Rivers at the World Junior Girls Championship. The 2019 season marks a breakout campaign for the 14-year-old, who captured the regional Future Links Quebec championship, along with top-10 finishes at the Canadian Junior Girls, Ontario Women’s Amateur and Ontario Junior Girls Championships.
Zhu, a Team Canada Junior member, will compete in the World Junior Girls Championship for a second straight year.
The reigning Canadian Junior Girls champion finished at No. 2 in the season-long Junior Order of Merit thanks to seven top-10 finishes, including a runner-up finish at the Ontario Women’s Amateur.
Han is also set to make a return to the competition after teeing it up in 2017. She had eight top-10 finishes this season, including a runner-up at the Future Links Pacific Championship and a third place result at the B.C. Women’s Amateur.
Canada Two will consist of Angela Arora (Surrey, B.C.) Ellie Szeryk (London, Ont.) and Lauren Kim (Surrey, B.C.).
Arora, 15, is currently ranked fourth in the Junior Girls Order of Merit. She has eight top-10 finishes this season, highlighted by a win at the Future Links Ontario Championship. She placed 12th at the Canadian Junior Girls and finished in a tie for fourth at the B.C. Women’s Amateur.
Szeryk will make her second appearance in the international competition. The 18-year-old Team Canada Junior team member recorded three top-10 finishes this year, including a T10 at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Lethbridge Country Club in Lethbridge, Alta.
Kim will make her second appearance in the event. Her 2019 campaign features four victories, including a win at the Future Links Pacific Championship.
“Golf Canada is pleased to select these athletes as a result of their remarkable seasons and commitment to the sport,” said Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada’s chief sport officer.
“Their collective accomplishments are a result of the support and joint efforts of Provincial Golf Associations, home clubs, parents, coaches and athletes. We’re looking forward to a great championship against many of the world’s top-ranked juniors,” he added.
Matt Wilson (Golf Canada’s women’s junior squad coach and director of next generation) will lead the two Team Canada squads with the support Reggie Millage (Golf Ontario head coach).
“Golf Ontario is thrilled to once again partner with Golf Canada to conduct this global championship at the site of the inaugural event at Angus Glen Golf Club,” said Mike Kelly, Golf Ontario executive director.
“We are very thankful for their membership and volunteer committees for all their hard work and are excited to host players and coaches from around the world,” he said.