PGA Tour Canada event being played at Upper Canada

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Jeremiah Shields tees off on the first hole at Upper Canada Golf Course during last year's Great Waterway Classic event.

Upper Canada Golf Course will play host to a PGA Tour Canada tourney this summer.

The Great Waterway Classic has been added to the 2013 PGA Tour Canada schedule. The event will take place Aug. 19-25 at Upper Canada Golf Course near Morrisburg.

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) will be the host organization conducting the event, which will see players battling for the five Web.com Tour cards that will be handed out at the end of the season.

“We’re extremely pleased to add The Great Waterway Classic to this year’s schedule,” said PGA Tour Canada president Jeff Monday. “This tournament is going to showcase some of the great golf in the region, and the players will be spoiled by the area’s activities and scenery.”

As part of the CJGA’s management of the event, a select number of junior golfers will gain entry into the tournament through a series of qualifiers across Canada.

The CJGA operates a competitive development program that focuses on all areas of the sport including clinics, tournaments, mentoring programs with tour professionals and sending teams to represent the CJGA and Canada in international competition.

The Great Waterway Classic becomes the eighth event on the 2013 PGA Tour Canada schedule which starts in June and ends in September.

Eugene Wong won the inaugural playing of The Great Waterway Classic in 2012 at Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course in Gananoque, defeating Daniel Im by a single shot for his second PGA Tour Canada victory.

Organizations: PGA TOUR Canada, Canadian Junior Golf Association, CJGA National Spokesperson

Geographic location: Canada, Morrisburg, St. Lawrence River Bay of Quinte Lake Ontario Eastern Ontario Gananoque

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