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MJT-ACT/UCT Junior Classic at North Battleford GC presented by FINORA
Qualifier: IJGI (Mexico) & Scotland Kingdom of Fife Team Matches

June 7-8, 2008
North Battleford, SK

Gibson and Jenkins join MJT Team Canada after MJT's Finora Event

NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK – Decent weather led to some great scores on a difficult course during the two-day Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s (MJT) ACT/UCT Junior Classic presented by FINORA at North Battleford Golf Club in North Battleford, SK, this past weekend. Competitors from all over Saskatchewan as well as from Alberta and Manitoba took part, with eligible players vying for spots on MJT Team Canada to the Scotland Kingdom of Fife Team Matches in St. Andrews, U.K. and the International Junior Golf Invitational in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Jesse Gibson, 16, of Saskatoon, SK, continued his winning ways on the MJT and blasted a 5-under-par 67 on day two to edge Travis Jenkins, 16, of Prince Albert, SK, to scoop low overall score and the Boys 14-16 division title. Gibson, who won an exemption into the China Junior Open at the MJT’s Deer Valley tournament in May, now adds a spot on the team to Scotland to his resume with his scores of 74-67 (141). “My putter was rolling a little better the second day which led to birdies,” he said. “It feels good (to win) because I wanted to go to Scotland.” Division runner-up, Jenkins, who finished second low overall as well with his back-to-back scores of 71 for a 142 total, earned a spot on the team to Mexico. Jerry Christiansen, 15, of Air Ronge, SK, took third place (70-73=143) in a division so tightly contested that only one stroke separated each of the top six places.

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Top Finishers

Place Name City Sex Age Scores Total Status
Boys 13 & Under
Par 72, Yardage 5609, Slope/Rating 116/66.7
1 Conley Kriegler Saskatoon, SK M 13 81, 77 158
2 Garrett Blair Lanigan, SK M 13 84, 83 167
3 Liam Courtney Saskatoon, SK M 13 88, 80 168
Boys 14-16
Par 72, Yardage 6119, Slope/Rating 118/69.3
1 Jesse Gibson Saskatoon, SK M 16 74, 67 141
2 Travis Jenkins Prince Albert, SK M 16 71, 71 142
3 Jerry Christiansen Saskatoon, SK M 15 70, 73 143
Boys 17-19
Par 72, Yardage 6119, Slope/Rating 118/69.3
1 Brad Blair Lanigan, SK M 18 71, 72 143
2 Troy Bulmer Saskatoon, SK M 17 74, 72 146 Tie
2 Brennan Rumancik Maple Creek, SK M 17 77, 69 146 Tie
Girls
Par 74, Yardage 5609, Slope/Rating 120/72.0
1 Thea Hedemann Saskatoon, SK F 15 80, 85 165
2 Breanna White Fort Qu'Appelle, SK F 17 87, 88 175
3 Danielle Pinder Saskatoon, SK F 15 90, 86 176

Full Results
Order of Merit Standings