Great turnout on MJT Mini Tour at Turnberry
Brampton, ON - (July 16, 2020) – The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour held a MJT Mini Tour stop in Brampton, Ontario, on July 15, where young golfers aged 12 and under played in the MJT Mini Tour at Turnberry Golf Club. The full field competed for titles in six divisions under new player health and safety protocols.
The Low Overall Boys score for the event came from Josh Ye, 12, in the MJT Boys 11-12 Division. The Markham, ON, player shot a 63 on the par-56 Turnberry Golf Club to win his first career MJT Mini Tour title. “The strongest part of my game was my putting,” commented Ye, attributing his win to his play with the flat stick.
The MJT Boys 9-10 Division saw a tie at the top of the leaderboard with a score of 70 between Brampton-resident Karuna Doulat, 10, and Springwater, ON-player Matteo Rinaldi, 10. Taking the title by retrogression was Doulat, who commented, “Winning means a lot to me. It means that all the work I’ve done has paid off.”
Emerging victorious in his first career MJT Mini Tour start was seven-year old Weijan Lu, of Markham. Lu recorded a score of 72 to win the MJT Boys 8U Division by two shots. “I tried to be patient,” he remarked, when asked about his strategy for the round. “It feels very nice to win on the MJT.”
The MJT Girls 11-12 Division witnessed Angela Cai, 12, of Oakville, ON, bring home her fourth career MJT Mini Tour win since beginning to compete in 2017. Cai fired a score of 70 and attributed her win to her mental game, saying, “I tried to play one hole at a time and not think too far ahead.” Cai also tied the Low Overall Girls score of the event.
Oakville-golfer Kaprice Park took home the MJT Girls 9-10 title, recording her second career MJT Mini Tour win. The 10-year old upcoming star carded a 70 to also tie the Low Overall Girls score for the event. “I feel so happy and grateful for the opportunity,” commented Park after finding out she had won. “I only knew I won when [the MJT staff] told me I won.”
Recording her second win in as many starts was eight-year old Kaeleigh Chung, of Richmond Hill, ON, with a score of 80. Chung has had a fantastic start to her MJT Mini Tour career.
Full results of the event can be viewed here. The next 12U stop in Ontario is the MJT Mini Tour presented by ClubLink at Wyndance Golf Club, Uxbridge, which will take place on July 19. More information is on the MJT website at www.maplejt.com.
About the MJT: The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour is Canada’s number one-played Junior Golf Tour as well as the only national junior tour run exclusively by PGA of Canada Professionals and the ‘Road to College Golf’ in Canada. The organization is supported by valued Premier, Tournament and Product Partners. The MJT hosts close to 90 events across Canada, including free Ford Go Golf Junior Clinics, the MJT Mini Tour for 12U and multi-day events for competitive players aged 11-19 which also offer qualifiers for international tournaments. The program has annual awards, scholarships and incentives to help reward performance and participation throughout each season. MJT alumni include many Professional Tour players and PGA of Canada Professionals, as well as Canadian Amateur, National and Provincial Junior Champions. The MJT aims to develop champions, in golf and in life, promoting the game from grassroots through to the provincial, national, university and professional levels.