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MJT Ontario Series at Paris Grand GC
Qualifier: IJGI (Mexico) and Scotland Kingdom of Fife Team Matches

May 24-25, 2008
Paris, ON

Nagindas and McKenzie added to MJT Team Canada roster

PARIS, ON – With aspirations of securing a spot on MJT Team Canada to play in either Scotland or Mexico on everyone’s minds at the beautiful Paris Grand Golf Course, the competition was intense from the outset and didn’t let up over the two days at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s second Ontario stop. The event was a double qualifier for the Scotland Kingdom of Fife Junior Team Matches in St. Andrews, U.K., and the International Junior Golf Invitational (IJGI) in Cuernavaca, Mexico, both scheduled for August 2008.

The weather stayed in the comfortable low 20’s with no interruptions of rain allowing the players to focus on their games and golf in favorable conditions. Newcomer to the MJT, Shyamal Nagindas, 14, of Aurora, ON, improved on his day one score by seven strokes, finishing with a two-day total of 147 (77-70) to take the division title for boys 14-16 and the low overall score for the field. “My driving was great and helped a lot because the course was very tight but my putting was great in the final round,” said Nagindas, who came back from a four stroke deficit to nail down a ticket to St. Andrews. “Playing MJT gives me good competition and gives me experience for the future; it means a lot because it was a qualifier to Scotland.” Brent McKenzie, 16, of Cambridge, ON, placed second in the boys 14-16 division and claimed the second overall low score with a two day total of 73-75=148, qualifying for a spot in the IJGI in Mexico. Jacob Ohanian, 16, of Winona, ON, who previously qualified through the MJT for the East Aurora International Junior Masters this June, finished third in the division with a two day total of 78-74=152.

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Top Finishers

Place Name City Sex Age Scores Total Status
Boys 13 & Under
Par 72; Yardage 6484; Slope/Rating: 126/69.9
1 Paulino Fernando Mississauga, ON M 12 84, 90 174
2 Mac Dirstein Kitchener, ON M 13 88, 98 186
3 Greg Fiorenzini Cambridge, ON M 13 110, 100 210
Boys 14-16
Par 72; Yardage 6972; Slope/Rating 134/73.1
1 Shyamal Nagindas Aurora, ON M 14 77, 70 147
2 Brent McKenzie Cambridge, ON M 16 73, 75 148
3 Jacob Ohanian Winona , ON M 16 78, 74 152
Boys 17-19
Par 72; Yardage 6972; Slope/Rating 134/73.1
1 Chris Hall Mississauga, ON M 18 71, 78 149
2 Andrew Smith Kitchener, ON M 17 77, 76 153
3 Brendan Leonard Cambridge, ON M 17 79, 76 155 Tie
3 David Mathers Kitchener, ON M 17 76, 79 155 Tie
Girls

Full Results
Order of Merit Standings