MJT Kootenay Classic at St. Eugene Mission Golf Resort
July 8-9, 2006
St. Eugene Mission Golf Resort • Cranbrook, BC
MJT Kootenay Classic Plays Out in Blazing Heat
CRANBROOK, BC – Junior golfers from BC, Alberta and the States competed in blazing heat during the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s Kootenay Classic this past weekend at St. Eugene Mission Golf Resort in Cranbrook, BC. The course was in outstanding shape in the 35 degree weather - the greens were quick but held the ball, fairways were cut down and the rough was long but fair.
Travis Kemp from Lethbridge, AB, and Jordan Orth from Cranbrook, BC, tied over the two days of competition for the low overall score in the field (146), taking home the champion titles in their respective divisions of Boys 14-16 and Boys 17 and up.
Kemp, 16, closed with the low score of the day – 70 – to beat first round leader Evan Cowan in Boys 14-16. “I had two good, solid rounds; I tried to keep it going,” said Kemp, who shot 76-70 to win by two strokes. Cowan, 14, of Coaldale, AB, fired 75-73 (148) to finish second on the very difficult course, while third place in the division went to Craig Klassen, 16, of Calgary, AB (78-72=150).
Local resident Orth, 17, shot 74-72 to beat Will Porter, 18, of Coaldale, AB, by six strokes in the Boys 17 and up division. “My putting was soooo good!” he said. “I hope to play well in the BC Amateur, so the MJT helps me prepare.” According to Porter, Orth “made everything.” Porter fired back-to-back rounds of 76 to finish second, and Jason Sperr, 20, of Stanfield, Oregon, came third after scoring 77-76 (153).
|Boys 13 & Under|
Par 72, Yardage 5852, Slope/Rating 118/67.6
|1||Ryan O'Donnell||Lethbridge, AB||M||13||84, 80||164|
|2||Sean Moen||North Vancouver, BC||M||13||85, 90||175|
|3||Riley Fleming||Airdrie, AB||M||12||90, 99||189|
Par 72, Yardage 6453, Slope/Rating 127/70.0
|1||Travis Kemp||Lethbridge, AB||M||16||76, 70||146|
|2||Evan Cowan||Coaldale, AB||M||14||75, 73||148|
|3||Brett Greiner||Calgary, AB||M||14||77, 73||150||Tie|
|3||Craig Klassen||Calgary, AB||M||16||78, 72||150||Tie|
Par 72, Yardage 7007, Slope/Rating 128/72.6
|1||Jordan Orth||Cranbrook, BC||M||17||74, 72||146|
|2||Will Porter||Coaldale, AB||M||18||76, 76||152|
|3||Jason Sperr||Stanfield, OR||M||20||77, 76||153|