The third annual World Junior Girls Championship will be played at Mississaugua Golf and Country Club in Mississauga, Ont., Sept. 25-30.
“The tournament is a great opportunity for Golf Canada to showcase another of the nation’s tremendous courses and to further the development and skill of this talented group of young women,” said tournament director Mary Beth McKenna.
The Stanley Thompson design has hosted the Canadian open six times, the most recent in 1974.
Conducted by Golf Canada in partnership with Golf Ontario and supported by the International Golf Federation and the R&A, the 2016 edition of the World Junior Girls Championship will bring together 48 players who are 18 and under from around the globe, with 15 different countries scheduled to participate.
As hosts of the event, Canada will feature two three-member teams in the competition.
“Mississaugua Golf and Country Club is an exceptional venue that will serve as a fantastic backdrop for this competition,” said Mike Kelly, executive director of Golf Ontario.
The inaugural World Junior Girls Championship in 2014 saw teams from across the globe take on Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont. The second edition of the tournament was staged at the Marshes Golf Club in Ottawa.
In addition to the 72-hole team and individual competitions, the World Junior Girls Championship will be a celebration of the sport with a specific focus on the development and promotion of junior girls golf.
In the days leading up to the tournament, Golf Canada will host a PGA of Canada coaches clinic and a girls skill development clinic.
“This world-class competition provides us with the opportunity to foster the continued growth and collaboration between the world’s governing bodies in the sport,” said Scott Simmons, CEO of Golf Canada.
The competition’s first round will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The tournament’s closing ceremonies will immediately follow conclusion of play on Friday, Sept. 30.