Burlington junior golfer off to battle U.S. team


Markham, Ontario – Promising junior golfers Michael Gligic, 16, of Burlington and Ryan Corbin, 18, of Campbellville, and their Canadian teammates will teeoff against Team USA in the fourth annual Mizuno North America Cup.

The three-day tournament, July 7-9, brings together 28 of North America’s elite junior players from the Canadian Junior Golf Association and the International Junior Golf Tour, this year at the Hampton Hall Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina.

In the Ryder Cup style tournament, Team USA has a 2-1 lead in the overall series after a convincing 20-8 victory last year at the Weston Golf & Country Club in Toronto. Former PGA Tour Professional and current CJGA National Spokesperson, Richard Zokol, will be non-playing captain for CJGA Team Canada.

Team USA members qualified for the prestigious event at the IJGT Mizuno West and East Coast Mid-Season Championships as well as through standings on the tour’s Order of Merit. CJGA Team Canada members qualified through one of seven CJGA Mizuno North America Cup Qualifiers held across Canada earlier this year.

The teams will compete in fourball, foursome, and singles matches over three days at the exclusive Hampton Hall Golf Club, voted runner-up for best new course in South Carolina in 2004. CJGA Team Canada will participate in a three-day elite training camp from July 2nd to 4th at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. CJGA National Coach Sean Foley will conduct the camp.

Team Canada
Ryan Corbin, 18, Campbellville, Michael Gligic, 16, Burlington, James Park, 13, Vancouver, Natalie Desjardins, 19, Haileybury, Ont., Thomas Weikle, 17, Cutknife, Sask. Troy Bulmer, 15, Saskatoon, Sask. Taylor Afseth, 13, Saskatoon, Sask. Juanita Rico, 17, Calgary, Brock McKechnie, 17, Calgary, Rhys Royer, 16, Calgary, Luke Shaughnessy, 14, Peterborough, Ont. Cornel Smith, 17, Regina, Sask. Jordan Duffy, 16, Calgary, Alta. Carson Kallis, 13, Red Deer, Alta.

Team USA
Michael Casca, 17, Camarillo, CA, David James, 16, Warren, MI, Brandon Dalinka, 13, Newtown, PA, Jenna Moore, 18, Renton, WA, Rhett Colberse, 18, Poway, CA, Jeff Stevens, 16, Del Mar, CA, Zachary Herr, 11, New Hope, PA, Rachel Uremovich, 15, Hilton Head Island, SC, John LaDow, 16, Pottstown, PA, Richard Werenski, 14, South Hadley, MA, Phillip North, 13, Hilton Head Island, SC, Armen Kirakossian, 18, Tualatin, OR, Kyle Wheeler, 16, Sparks, MD, Cory Spaulding, 13, Winchester, VA.