North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches Shaping Up As A Canada vs USA Showdown
British Columbia Will Go For Six Straight At The North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches Championship In Corvallis, Oregon
This international competition, created by Washington Junior Golf Association (WJGA) founder, Joan Teats in 1987, has featured a rotation of sites in recent years between the competing golf associations comprising British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
The 2023 edition of the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches is being held at Trysting Tree GC in Corvallis, Oregon and will see the contest taking on a slightly different look as Team BC goes for their 6th consecutive victory in the event.
With Idaho not competing this year, Oregon and Washington have combined to form one team (6 girls each), which will take on 5-time defending champion British Columbia who will be bringing 12 players to the event, creating a 'Canada vs U.S.A.' approach to this year's competition.
The event takes place this Memorial Day weekend, May 27 and 28th with tee times set at 12 noon on Saturday, and 10am on Sunday.
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North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches Format
Round 1 of the competition is comprised of four-ball matches with Round 2 featuring foursomes matches and employs the following scoring system:
In all competitions, which are match play, the front nine is worth one point, the back nine is worth one point, and the 18 is worth one point. On Day One, there are three four-ball matches, for a total of nine possible points. On Day Two, there are three foursome matches (alternate shot), for a total of nine possible points, and a two-day total of a possible 18 points.
Trysting Tree Golf Club is a links-inspired golf course along the Willamette River in Corvallis Oregon. Built in 1988, the course is designed by the famed architect Ted Robinson and features many large raised greens making approach shots very challenging. In 2017 Trysting Tree opened its new routing featuring three newly created holes by Native Oregonian and former Oregon State Golfer, Dan Hixson. This project also saw the addition of a new large practice facility for the Oregon State Golf Program. With five sets of tees the golf course can be played by all skill levels, and hosts many of Oregon’s biggest championships.
Team BC Notes:
Players - Listed below are players along with their age, home club and university or college commitment if applicable.
- Amy Seung Hyun Lee (15 yrs) – Pitt Meadows GC
- Brooke Tombs (16 yrs) – Okanagan GC (UBC/Okanagan)
- Cadence Ko (16 yrs) – Marine Drive GC
- Chelsea Truong (17 yrs) – Victoria GC (University of New Mexico)
- Clara Ding (12 yrs) – Morgan Creek GC
- Claudia Zhang (16 yrs) – Seymour G&CC
- Dana Smith (18 yrs) – Storey Creek GC (SFU)
- Ha Young Chang (14 yrs) – Hazelmere GC
- Malaina Sidhu (18 yrs) – Vancouver GC (Whitman College, WA)
- Rebecca Kim (18 yrs) – Morgan Creek GC (Oregon State U)
- Rose Zhiyan Chen (14 yrs) – Meadow Gardens GC
- Elsa Wu (13 yrs) – Meadow Gardens GC
Lead Coach - Michelle McCann (Assistant Coach last year, this will be her first appearance as head coach for an international match)
BC Performance Coach - Patrick Lago (Coached the Eddie Hogan Team of BC Boys last year in Oregon)
Guest Coach - Amanda Minni (From OSU, stand-out BC player and former Alum of BC's North Pacific Jr. Ladies Team)
Click HERE for more details on the 2023 North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches.