HAMPTON, N.B. – The NextGen Fall Series East Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards, tees off this week with 65 amateur golfers taking the stage in Hampton, N.B.
Practice rounds are scheduled for Thursday, September 15, before the official 54-hole tournament gets underway on September 16. Play is scheduled to conclude September 18th with an awards ceremony scheduled immediately following play at Hampton Golf Club.
The starting field will feature 65 players –50 Junior Boys and 16 Junior Girls – vying for a spot in their respective Canadian Junior Championship later this summer. Thirteen players in the field hail from host province, New Brunswick, and 12 boys and eight girls are competing from the Bantam Division (Under 15 years of age).
The top 3 male competitors will earn a spot in the 2023 Canadian Jr Boys Championship, presented by BDO. The top 3 and female golfers (including ties) will also earn exemptions into next year’s Canadian Junior Girls Championship, presented by BDO, August 1-4, 2023, also at Hampton Golf Club.
“Hampton Golf Club is in excellent shape and will serve as a challenging test to this talented field of junior competitors,” said tournament director Melany Chong. “We look forward to what is sure to be an exciting competition and are grateful for the support from the community and our hard-working volunteers”.
The NextGen Fall Series East Championship is one of Golf Canada’s regional junior championships presented in partnership with JOURNIE Rewards. Ella Weber and Cameron Pero took home the honours in their respective divisions in 2021.
For the full schedule of 2022 competitions, click here.
Hampton Golf Club is a 18-hole located in the Town of Hampton, a 25-minute drive from Saint John, N.B. Hampton offers scenic views and sits high up on a hill overlooking Darlings Lake and the rolling hills of Kings County.
Additional information about the 2022 NextGen Fall Series East Championship can be found here.
Andreas Diogenous: Whistle Bear GC
- 3 year member of Team Ontario
- 2021 Ontario (U17) Juvenile Boys Championship
- T3 at the 2021 Ontario Junior Tour Championship
- Semi-finalist in the 2021 Ontario Junior Boys Match Play Championship
- Qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
Isaiah Ibit: Greyhawk GC
- Top 3 finishes at 2021 Ontario Junior Boys Championship, Ontario Juvenile Boys Championship and winner of the Ottawa Valley Association Junior and City District Championship
Jacob LeBlanc: Fox Creek Golf Club
- 2020 Junior Boys U-15 Champion
Lindsay McGrath : Rattlesnake Point Golf Club
- Youngest female member of Team Ontario
- 2021 Ontario Bantam Girls Champion
Emily McKee: Rattlesnake Pointe Golf Club
- Qualified for the 2021 U.S Junior Girls Championship
Carlee Meilleur: Loyalist Golf and Country Club
- 2022 Ontario Women’s Am & Mid-Am Champion
- 3rd Place in 2022 Canada Summer Games
Kelly Zhao: Station Creek Golf Club
- 2022 top 10 finish at AJGA Junior at Southpointe
- 2022 top 10 finish at Canadian Women’s Am Championship
- 3rd place finish at 2022 Golf Ontario Junior Girls’ (U19) Championship
The NextGen Championships, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards is a high-performance junior golf series which totals eight competitions. From May to July, six championships will take place across Canada where the region’s best junior golfers will compete to earn exemptions into their respective 2022 national championships, with two Fall Series events taking place in September. NextGen Championships provide junior players an opportunity to develop and showcase their skills at the highest level of tournament golf.