Defending Champion British Columbia Golf Announces North Pacific Junior Ladies Team

The 2017 British Columbia Golf North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches Squad, Clockwise From Top Left: Shirin Anjarwalla, Euna Han, Tiffany Kong, Abigail Rigsby, Cecile Kwon And Akari Hayashi

This year is the 31st edition of the North Pacific Junior Ladies' Team Matches and will see squads from British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington competing Saturday, May 27th - Sunday, May 28th at the Illahe Hills Country Club in Salem, Oregon.

British Columbia Golf is looking to retain the title they won on home soil at Pitt Meadows Golf Club in the 2016 event.

The competition calls for six four-ball matches on day one and six foursome matches (alternate shot) on day two but due to the torrential rain that fell all day Saturday last year the event was shortened to just the six four-ball matches.

Team B.C. accumulated 8.5 of the possible 9 points available to them to finish 2 points ahead of the previous year's winners from Oregon.

The event is patterned after the Curtis Cup Matches for amateur women (which stimulates friendly rivalry for women golfers from the United States, Great Britain and Ireland).

In 1997, the NPJL matches were expanded to include Oregon and Alberta, making it a four-association, six girls on each team, competition. Over the years the teams have changed and in 2015 Team Idaho was included. Each of the 4 teams now brings 6 players. Truly a “North Pacific” event.

Team Rosters:

BC Team members: (Home town in brackets)

  • Shirin Anjarwalla - (Nanaimo)
  • Euna Han - (Coquitlam)
  • Akari Hayashi - (Victoria)
  • Tiffany Kong - (Vancouver)
  • Cecile Kwon - (Maple Ridge)
  • Abigail Rigsby - (Courtney)

note: Euna Han, Abigail Rigsby and Shirin Anjarwalla are returning members from the victorious 2016 BC team.

Team Captains:

Non-Playing Captains/Coach

British Columbia - Matt Cella (Head Coach) and Christine Wong (Non-playing Captain) 
Idaho - Ken Spraker 
Oregon - Bobbi Breslin 
Washington - Chris Curtiss

Host Association - Oregon Junior Golf Association

The North Pacific Jr. Ladies Team Matches employs the following scoring system:

The four teams are composed of 6 players from each state/province. 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.

Tee times begin at 2:00 Saturday with the Best ball match play (four-ball) on Saturday, and alternate shot match play (foursomes) on Sunday.

The Illahe Hills Country Club Will Play Host To The 2017 North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches