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MJT 1st Choice Savings Series at Land-O-Lakes GC
Qualifier: FCWT National Championship

July 28-29, 2008
Coaldale, AB

BATSEL BEST AT MJT’S 1ST CHOICE SAVINGS STOP

COALDALE, AB – Southern Alberta weather finally cooperated for a Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) event after a rough time at the beginning of the season, and junior golfers in the re-scheduled two-day 1st Choice Savings Series at Land-O-Lakes Golf Club in Coaldale enjoyed sunshine in temperatures reaching about 80 degrees F, with a little wind. The golf course was in magnificent condition and the greens ran true. Great conditions for scoring and the players took advantage, with Dillon Batsel, 16, of Medicine Hat, AB, beating a strong field in his age division of Boys 14-16 by 11 shots en route to his first MJT win.

Batsel was also the low man each day with scores of 72-71 (143) and earns an exemption into the Future Collegiate World Tour (FCWT) National Championship in Florida in 2009 as a result. “Hitting greens in regulation was key to my win,” he said. “I feel good, it’s a relief. It’s my first two-day win.” Andrew Ritchot, 15, and Matt Whittaker, 16, both of Lethbridge, AB, shot identical rounds of 79-75 and Calgary's Taylor Drolet, 16, shot back-to-back rounds of 77 for a three-way tie at second place at 154 total score behind Batsel in the Boys 14-16 division.

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Top Finishers

Place Name City Sex Age Scores Total Status
Boys 13 & Under
Par 71, Yardage 5634, Slope/Rating 121/67.2
1 Nick Scrymgeour Calgary, AB M 13 84, 80 164 #Countback
1 Ian Mmbando Lethbridge, AB M 13 82, 82 164
3 Brett Sheridan Lethbridge, AB M 13 89, 79 168
Boys 14-16
Par 71, Yardage 6459, Slope/Rating 129/71.2
1 Dillon Batsel Medicine Hat, AB M 16 71, 72 143
2 Taylor Drolet Calgary, AB M 16 77, 77 154 Tie
2 Matthew Whittaker Lethbridge, AB M 16 79, 75 154 Tie
2 Andrew Ritchot Lethbridge, AB M 15 79, 75 154 Tie
Boys 17-19
Par 71, Yardage 6459, Slope/Rating 129/71.2
1 Gage Murphy Rosebud, AB M 18 76, 73 149
2 Eric Allard Calgary, AB M 17 77, 74 151
3 Connor Lunge Medicine Hat, AB M 17 79, 74 153
Girls
Par 72, Yardage 5634, Slope/Rating 134/72.6
1 Anisha Chong Lethbridge, AB F 18 84, 78 162
2 Kristen Jensen Picture Butte, AB F 16 84, 84 168
3 Emma Degenhardt Lethbridge , AB F 14 102, 96 198

Full Results
Order of Merit Standings