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MJT Manitoba Season Opener at Winkler GC / Scotland Qualifier

May 27-28, 2006
Winkler GC • Winkler, MB

Manitoba Junior Joins Maple Leaf Team Canada to Scotland

WINKLER, MB – The Manitoba 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 Winkler Golf Club in Winkler, where young players competed for a spot on Maple Leaf Team Canada to Scotland.

The two-day tournament, which was cut short to 18 holes after rain rendered the course unplayable, was to qualify one boy for the Canadian contingent in the Scotland Kingdom of Fife Team matches in St. Andrews, Scotland, August 22-24, 2006. The rest of the eight-player squad for 2006 is selected from other qualifiers across the country.

The course on Sunday was extremely wet and the day started out windy and cold. Matt Loewen, 17, of Winkler, grinded it out in the tough conditions to muster up a solid 73, taking the Boys 17 & up division title by two strokes to secure his spot on the team to Scotland. “This is huge – I have never won a tournament before,” said Loewen. “I just tried to keep warm; the key was my attitude as it was an up and down round on a very wet course.”

Tyler Friesen, 18, of Kane, placed second in the division after shooting 75. Third place went to Tristan Schneider, 17, of La Salle, who posted a 77.

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Top Finishers

Place Name City Sex Age Scores Total Status
Boys 13 & Under
Par 74, Yardage 5185, Slope/Rating 114/68.6
1 Scott Mazur Winnipeg, MB M 13 0, 73 73
2 Myles Sullivan Portage la Prairie, MB M 13 0, 76 76
3 Jay Mactavish Winnipeg, MB M 13 0, 82 82
Boys 14-16
Par 72, Yardage 6087, Slope/Rating 118/69.0
1 Riley Unger Plum Coulee, MB M 16 0, 71 71
2 Burke Wiebe Winnipeg, MB M 15 0, 75 75 Tie
2 Austin Steinberger East Selkirk, MB M 15 0, 75 75 Tie
2 Kody Fawcett Selkirk, MB M 15 0, 75 75 Tie
Boys 17-19
Par 72, Yardage 6087, Slope/Rating 118/69.0
1 Matt Loewen Winkler, MB M 17 0, 73 73
2 Tyler Friesen Kane, MB M 18 0, 75 75
3 Tristan Schneider La Salle, MB M 17 0, 77 77
Girls
Par 74, Yardage 5185, Slope/Rating 114/68.6
1 Danielle McGurry Winnipeg, MB F 16 0, 95 95
2 Kayla Ketcheson St. Andrews, MB F 15 0, 110 110 Tie
2 Jenna Roadley Winnipeg, MB F 12 0, 110 110 Tie

Full Results
Order of Merit Standings