Team Canada development squad women’s coach Ann Carroll will join Reggie Millage, head coach for the Golf Association of Ontario, in coaching the Canadian team at the World Junior Girls’ Golf Championship, Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont.
The inaugural international junior girls championship will be conducted by Golf Canada in partnership with the GAO.
The championship features three-player teams of players under the age of 19, representing 15 countries.
Here are the players who will represent Canada on its two teams:
As the No. 1 player in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, the Smiths Falls, Ont. native has captured seven amateur titles and two professional titles (Canadian Women’s Tour Ontario and PGA Women’s Championship of Canada) this season. A member of the national amateur team, Henderson recently won the individual medal at the World Amateur Championship. Additionally, she finished runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and also finished tied for 10th at the U.S. Women’s Open, where she was low amateur. Henderson also earned low Canadian and Low Amateur honours at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.
From Ottawa, St-Germain captured the 2014 Canadian Junior Girls Championship by seven strokes. The 16-year-old was also victorious at the Quebec Women’s Amateur Championship and earned medalist honours at the GAO’s Junior Girls’ Match Play Championship. Recently, she added another win to her season at the Graham Cooke Junior Invitational.
A member of the national development team, Ko is the reigning 2014 B.C. Junior Girls champion. Additionally, the 17-year-old from Victoria, B.C. won the CN Future Links Ontario title and finished fourth at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship.
Lee is a three-time winner this season after victories at the CN Future Links Prairie Championship, Alberta Women’s Amateur Championship and Alberta Junior Girls Championship. The Calgary native is also a member of the national development team.
From Thornhill, Ont., Costabile captured the 2014 GAO Junior Spring Classic and the CJGA World Junior Challenge. The 16-year-old was also runner-up at the CN Future Links Ontario Championship and had a pair of third place finishes at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship and the AJGA/CJGA’s Junior Championship.
Lau, from Richmond, B.C., was victorious at the CJGA’s Nike Golf Junior Series at Hazelmere, finished second at the CN Future Links Prairie Championship and fourth at the CN Future Links Pacific Championship. The 15-year-old posted a third place finish at the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship.