Six Athletes Selected Include 3 From BC To Represent Canada In World Junior Girls Championship At Angus Glen
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-09-13
COURTESY GOLF CANADA
MARKHAM, Ontario — The world’s top 18-and-under female junior golfers will return to Angus Glen for the sixth edition of the World Junior Girls Championship from Sept. 24-27. As host nation, Canada will send two teams of three athletes to compete for the international title of World Junior Girls champion.
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, driven by Acura Quebec championship alongside top 10 finishes at the Canadian Junior Girls, Ontario Women’s Amateur and Ontario Junior Girls Championships.
She’s coming off a strong performance representing Canada at the Astor Trophy last month at Royal Colwood Golf Club.
Zhu, a Team Canada Junior Squad 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 her return to the competition after teeing it up in 2017. She’s on the heels of a strong season that features eight top-10 finishes, including a runner-up at the Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific Championship and a third place result at the B.C. Women’s Amateur.
As the host country, Canada reserves the right to field two teams in the 60-player, 19-country competition. Canada Two will consist of Angela Arora (Surrey, B.C.) Ellie Szeryk (London, Ont.), and Lauren Kim (Surrey, B.C.).