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MJT Team Canada Back from Scotland



ST. ANDREWS, U.K.: The Scotland Kingdom of Fife Junior Team Matches concluded this week in St. Andrews, U.K, where eight junior golfers on MJT Team Canada competed against the Scots team in best ball and singles matches.

MJT Team Canada was selected from qualifiers held across the country earlier this season by the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT), Canada's only national junior tour run by Golf Professionals. The team, which was sponsored by Travel Underwriters - Official International Events Partner of the MJT - included Kyla Reay of Saskatoon, SK, Meg Pototschnik of Stratford, ON, Devon Klassen of Fort St. John, BC, Travis Kemp of Lethbridge, AB, Garrett Rank of Elmira, ON, Tim Acaster of North Battleford, SK, Andrew Funk of Edmonton, AB, and Matthew Loewen of Winkler, MB.

The girls, Kyla Reay and Meg Pototschnik, had a perfect record by winning their best ball matches on Drumoig Golf Club and then clinching both of their singles matches on Ladybank Golf Club, site of the qualifying for the British Open when held at St. Andrews. The boys teams lost by only one hole in each best ball match where the Scottish putters were working wonders. Tim Acaster partnered up with Andrew Funk and took on David Mitchell and Scott Stewart Cation at the Drumoig Golf Club. The Canadians lost on the last hole after a great comeback on the back nine where they faced two chip-ins and a 70-foot heartbreaker against them. All in all the Canadians outplayed the Scots, scoring 8 or 9 under, but came up one short and luck was more on the other side.

Andrew Funk and Garrett Rank played very well and halved their singles matches. Tim Acaster got off to a great start against a strong opponent named Alec Moir, but his driver got the best of him and he watched his lead disappear. Devon Klassen, Matt Loewen and Travis Kemp were all unable to win their singles matches after being beat on the greens, as they were not outhit and had a very close level of play.

"The match-ups balanced themselves out and the final score was eight points to four in favour of the Scots,"