BC's NPJLTM Squad Goes For The 'Four-Peat' At Quilchena G&CC
The British Columbia Golf North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Clockwise From Top Left: Chaewon Baek, Euna Han, Angela Zhang, Tiffany Kong, Lauren Kim & Angel (Mu Chen) Lin - BC Golf Image
The 33rd annual edition of the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches are being held at Richmond's Quilchena Golf & Country Club this year and the squad from British Columbia are not only acting as hosts, they are looking to repeat as defending champions - for the fourth year in a row.
The team from BC were victorious in 2016 at Pitt Meadows GC, in 2017 at Illahe Hills Country Club in Salem, Oregon and again last year at the Rock Creek Country Club in Portland, Oregon. The North Pacific Junior Ladies' Team Matches (NPJLTM) will see squads from British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington competing May 24th - 26th.
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.
This year's team from British Columbia is made up of the following players:
British Columbia Team (Home Town In Brackets)
Lauren Kim - (Surrey)
Euna Han - (Coquitlam)
Angel (Mu Chen) Lin - (Surrey)
Tiffany Kong - (Vancouver)
Angela Zhang - (Vancouver)
Chaewon Baek - (Langley)
Team Coach: Colin Lavers
Rosters for the other competing teams are as follows:
Mary Scott Wolfe
Capt: Bobbi Breslin
Capt: Chris Curtiss
Capt. Peggy Hicks
Host Association - British Columbia Golf
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 1:30pm Saturday with the Best ball match play (four-ball) on Saturday, and alternate shot match play (foursomes) on Sunday starting at 10:30am