Team CJGA Team Announced

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Markham, Ont. – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce the members of Team CJGA for the 54th annual East Aurora International Junior Masters at East Aurora Country Club in East Aurora, N.Y.

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JUNE 19, 2006

Richard Gilberg, 17, of Bolton Ont., will join Alex Hrycko, 17, of Toronto, Ont., Eric Edelman, 16, of Paris, Ont. and Michael Drobnick, 17, of Hilliard, Ohio as Team CJGA at the Golfweek/Titleist performance index designated tournament scheduled for June 26th-30th.
 
The East Aurora International Junior Masters is the oldest international junior invitational in North America. Stemming back 54 years, the event has drawn competitors from Canada and the United States and as far as South Africa, the Philippines and Japan. The tournament will feature a 36-hole medal play qualifier to determine the match play brackets. The low 32 players continue to the Championship bracket.
 
In 2005, Team CJGA member Nathan Peck of Tecumseh, Ont. reached the finals of the Championship bracket before falling to fellow Canadian Hugo Chamberland Lauzon of St. Jerome, Que.
 
All four 2006 Team CJGA members qualified for the international event through the CJGA Ontario PGA Junior Open hosted by Peninsula Lakes Golf Club in Fenwick, Ont. on April 29th and 30th, 2006.  The event is the first of 12 international tournaments where the CJGA is represented in 2006.
 
The winner of the East Aurora International Junior Masters will receive invitations to the American Junior Golf Association’s (AJGA) Rolex Tournament of Champions, Polo Golf Junior Classic and the AJGA hp Boys Junior Championship as well as earning three AJGA exemptions.
 
For more information on the East Aurora International Junior Masters please visit the International Events page at www.cjga.com
 
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About the CJGA
Registered federally as a not-for-profit association and supported by national founding partner, HSBC Bank Canada, the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is dedicated to providing Canada's junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf. Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer.  The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit www.cjga.com.
 
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For Additional Information:
Rick Betts
Director, Media Relations and Communications
Canadian Junior Golf Association
1.877.508.1069 Ext. 233
rick.betts@cjga.com
 
 
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