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MJT-PGA of Alberta Junior Championship presented by Macleod Savings & Credit Union at Nanton Golf Club
Qualifier: China Junior Open

August 11-12, 2008
Nanton, AB

KNUDSON CROWNED MJT-AB PGA JUNIOR CHAMPION, WINS SPOT TO CHINA

NANTON, AB – A major event on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT), endorsed by the Alberta Professional Golfers’ Association, played out August 11th and 12th on Nanton Golf Course in Nanton, AB, where competitive junior golfers from BC, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and all over Alberta took part. The 36-hole MJT-Alberta PGA Junior Championship was presented by Macleod Savings and Credit Union, and is part of a series of national events pioneered by the MJT in conjunction with the provincial CPGA zones. Up for grabs for the eligible players was an exemption into the 2009 China Junior Open.

A great final round of 69 vaulted Adam Knudson, 17, of Calgary, AB, into the overall lead with scores of 76-69 (145), claiming the MJT-Alberta PGA Junior Boys 17 and up Champion’s title and exemption into the China Junior Open. Runner-up in this division was Craig Klassen, 18, also of Calgary, who fired 77-70 (147). There was a three-way tie for third place at 149 total score between Jason Thiels, 17, of Olds, AB, Mike Kolody, 17, of Priddis, AB, and Tyson Denhamer, 17, of Calgary.

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Top Finishers

Place Name City Sex Age Scores Total Status
Boys 13 & Under
Par 71, Ydg 5779, Slope/Rating 114/67.3
1 Patrick Murphy Crossfield, AB M 11 72, 76 148
2 Brett Sheridan Lethbridge, AB M 13 86, 76 162
3 Nick Scrymgeour Calgary, AB M 13 85, 78 163
Boys 14-16
Par 71, Ydg 6205, Slope/Rating 117/69.4
1 Kevin Hicks Winnipeg, MB M 16 74, 72 146
2 Taylor Drolet Calgary, AB M 16 73, 75 148
3 Riley Fleming Airdrie, AB M 15 75, 74 149
Boys 17-19
Par 71, Ydg 6205, Slope/Rating 117/69.4
1 Adam Knudson Calgary, AB M 17 76, 69 145
2 Craig Klassen Calgary, AB M 18 77, 70 147
3 Tyson Denhamer Calgary, AB M 17 72, 77 149 Tie
3 Mike Kolody Priddis, AB M 17 75, 74 149 Tie
3 Jason Thiels Olds, AB M 17 77, 72 149 Tie
Girls
Par 71, Ydg 5272, Slope/Rating 128/70.4
1 Lauren Diederichs Calgary, AB F 20 77, 69 146
2 Jamie Oleksiew S.Surrey, BC F 14 74, 73 147
3 Chelcia Petersen Calgary, AB F 17 77, 72 149

Full Results
Order of Merit Standings