For Immediate Release:
FREDERICTON, NB– 84 players from across New Brunswick and Nova Scotia will converge in Hampton for the 2021 NB Under-19 Championships. Taking place from July 17th-19th, the Hampton Golf Course will once again welcome some of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting young talents.
The Under-13 & Under-15 Championships will take place alongside the Under-19 this week, as provincial restrictions saw the postponement of the event originally slated to take place in June. With players given the opportunity to experience a larger tournament this year, the Under-13 & Under-15 will look to return to the Gage Golf & Curling Club in 2022 as previously scheduled.
Returning to the field for this year’s event is the 2020 NB Junior Boys Champion, Daniel Kirby of the Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club and JH Sports. Kirby recently returned from his freshman year at the University of Victoria and is coming off a second-place finish in the PEI Cooke Insurance Junior Boys Championship, and a win at the Fredericton Golf Club Junior Invitational earlier this week. 2020 NB Juvenile Boys Champion, Julien Babineau of Fox Creek is also scheduled to tee it up this week in Hampton, along with clubmate and 2020 NB Bantam Boys Champion, Jacob LeBlanc. The three will look to fight off the rest of the field in order to retain their titles.
Another extremely notable name this week is Nova Scotia’s, Owen Mullen. Mullen, a Notre Dame NCAA D1 freshman in the fall comes to New Brunswick after his recent win at the PEI Cooke Insurance Junior Championship alongside a 4th place finish in the PEI Cooke Insurance Amateur, a win at the NSGA U-19 Championship, and a T5 finish at the 87th NSGA Men’s Amateur Championship. The Team Canada National Junior Squad standout looks to continue his good run of form in New Brunswick.
The NB Under-19 Girls Championship is up for grabs as defending champion, Julie Gauvin ages out of the competition. Julie spent this year at Delaware State, NCAA enjoying a successful rookie season.
Looking to take the vacant crown is Royal Oaks’ Mackenzie Deveau, the former Team New Brunswick player and 2017 NB Bantam Girls Champion will look to build momentum off her appearance in the NB Ladies Provincial Championship, Driven by Audi Moncton last week at her home club.
Rounding out the field on the Junior Girls side is 2020, Juvenile Girls Champion Stéphanie Roy of Fox Creek, and 2020 Bantam Girls Champion, Addison McClune of The Riverside Country Club.
The junior girls in the field this week can use this as an early scouting opportunity for 2023 when Hampton will proudly host the Canadian National Junior Girls Championships on August 1st-4th.
The depth of field in this year’s event indicates there will be a lot to play for when the juniors tee it up at the Hampton Golf Course on Saturday.
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Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1934, is the official governing body for amateur golf in New Brunswick. In January of 2006, the New Brunswick Golf Association (NBGA) officially merged with the New Brunswick Ladies Golf Association (NBLGA), resulting in one united governing body for amateur golf in the province. Programs offered by Golf NB to its 46 partner facilities and 6,600 individual members include provincial championships, rules of golf education, course rating and handicap services, and junior golf development programs.