Maple Leaf Junior Tour Announces Names for 2019 US Kids Golf World Championship

Pinehurst Resort


VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Boston Pizza-presented Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) is pleased to announce the players receiving exemptions into the 2019 US Kids Golf (USKG) World Championship to be held in Pinehurst, NC, from August 1 to 3.  The weeklong tournament includes three rounds of championship golf, a parent/child tournament, a team challenge, a parade of nations, closing ceremonies, and the World Horn Cup challenge; all of the events take place on the Pinehurst No 2 golf course, the same that played host to the 2014 US Open Championship.

A qualifying series took place across Canada on the MJT where players were shortlisted for spots into the tournament with the final winners determined by multiple factors including scores in relation to par/rating, scoring conditions, and others at the respective qualifying golf course. Good luck to the following players who will be representing MJT and Canada at this year’s USKG World Championship:

Boys 6u: Bentley Hoogerdyk, Victoria, BC

Boys 7: Dustin Zhao, Maple, ON

Boys 8: Jayden Arnold, Calgary, AB

Boys 9: Lucas Sturgeon, Saskatoon, SK

Boys 10: Jim Zhu, Vancouver, BC

Boys 11: Harvey Liu, Surrey, BC

Boys 12: Jayden Brar, Calgary, AB

Boys 13: Aaron Huang, Vancouver, BC

Boys 14: Isaac Bedwell, Abbotsford, BC

Boys 15-18: Nicolas-Guy Landry, Calgary, AB

Girls 8: Aleah Shields-Rodipe, Calgary, AB

Girls 9: Sarah Kim, Victoria, BC

Girls 10: Eileen Park, Red Deer, AB

Girls 11: Elaine Liu, Vancouver, BC

Girls 12: June Hsiao, Coquitlam, BC

Girls 13: Ella Kozak, Yorkton, SK

Girls 14: Erin Lee, Langley, BC

Girls 15-18: Sara Cumby, Canaan, NS

About the MJT
The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour presented by Boston Pizza is Canada’s number one-played Junior Golf Tour as well as the only national junior tour run exclusively by PGA of Canada Professionals and the ‘Road to College Golf’ in Canada. The organization is presented nationally by Boston Pizza and supported by valued Premier, Tournament and Product Partners. The MJT hosts close to 80 events across Canada, including free Ford Go Golf Junior Clinics, the MJT Mini Tour for 7-12 year olds, the Collegiate Tour for 19-23 year olds, and multi-day events for competitive players aged 11 to 18 which are also qualifiers for international competitions. The program offers annual awards, scholarships, and frequent player incentives to help reward player's performance and participation throughout each season. MJT alumni include many Professional Tour players and PGA of Canada Professionals, as well as Canadian Amateur, National and Provincial Junior Champions. The MJT aims to develop champions, in golf and in life, promoting the game from grassroots through to provincial, national, university and professional level. See