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MJT Ontario Series at Rebel Creek / EAIJM & Scotland Qualifier

May 27-28, 2006
Rebel Creek GC • Petersburg, ON

Three Qualify for International Competitions at MJT’s Rebel Creek Stop

PETERSBURG, ON – The Ontario season-opener on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT), Canada’s only national junior tour run exclusively by Golf Professionals, was held this past weekend at Rebel Creek Golf Club in Petersburg, where young players competed for a spots to different international tournaments.

The two-day tournament was to qualify one boy aged 14-18 for the Canadian contingent in the Scotland Kingdom of Fife Team matches in St. Andrews, Scotland, August 22-24, and two boys aged 14-17 for the 54th East Aurora International Junior Masters (EAIJM) in East Aurora, New York, June 26-30.

Mike McKenzie, 18, of Cambridge and a Galt Country Club junior, shot the low overall score in the tournament of 72-74 (146) to take the Boys 17 & up division title by one stroke, securing a spot on Maple Leaf Team Canada to Scotland. “My ball striking was very strong. I hit fairways and greens and kept it easy,” said McKenzie. “It feels very satisfying to win. I came up clutch down the stretch and beat a very stellar competitor, Garrett Rank.” McKenzie edged Garrett Rank, 18, of Elmira and Elmira Golf Club, who shot 74-73 (147) to finish second in the division. Third place went to Bryan Germann, 17, of Kitchener, another Galt Country Club junior, who fired 79-74 for a 153 total score.

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Top Finishers

Place Name City Sex Age Scores Total Status
Boys 13 & Under
Par 71, Yardage 6040, Slope/Rating 128/69.6
1 Javier Diaz Woodbridge, ON M 13 78, 84 162
2 Truman Tai Markham, ON M 12 84, 82 166
3 Brad Burgess Caistor Centre, ON M 13 87, 82 169
Boys 14-16
Par 72, Yardage 6460, Slope/Rating 131/71.4
1 Josh Bamberger Waterloo, ON M 16 74, 75 149
2 Ryan Terdik Mt. Pleasant, ON M 16 75, 78 153
3 Jacob Ohanian Winona, ON M 14 81, 76 157 Tie
3 Jaimie Trotman Port Elgin, ON M 16 82, 75 157 Tie
Boys 17-19
Par 72, Yardage 6460, Slope/Rating 131/71.4
1 Mike McKenzie Cambridge, ON M 18 72, 74 146
2 Garrett Rank Elmira, ON M 18 74, 73 147
3 Bryan Germann Kitchener, ON M 17 79, 74 153
Girls
Par 72, Yardage 5157, Slope/Rating 118/69.4
1 Meg Pototschnik Stratford, ON F 15 80, 76 156
2 Brittany Manning Cambridge, ON F 13 105, 100 205

Full Results
Order of Merit Standings