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Canada's most-played Junior Golf Tour

Canada's most-played Junior Golf Tour

The Road to College Golf, run exclusively by PGA Professionals

Press Release

August 4-5, 2008
Shubenacadie (Halifax), NS

For Immediate Release — August 6, 2008


SHUBENACADIE, NS – Rain and lightning hindered progress in the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s CPGA Atlantic Junior Championship at the Links at Penn Hills in Shubenacadie, NS, this past Monday and Tuesday, where junior golfers battled it out for division titles and a spot to the China Junior Open for eligible players.

The terrible weather failed to stop Sam Holland, 17, of Kentville, NS, from firing 71-78 (149) and running away with the overall low score for the field as well as the MJT-CPGA Atlantic Junior Boys 17 and up Champion’s trophy. “I played well the first day and managed to hang on in the conditions the second day,” he said. “It feels great to win here, especially in the tough conditions.” Runner-up to Holland in his division was James Laing, 18, of Truro, NS, who shot 74-79 (153), while third place went to Holland’s twin brother, James, after he carded rounds of 74-80 (154). Sean Fraser, 17, of Sackville, NS, who qualified for the China Junior Open last year on the MJT and played there this February, was once again the eligible player for the 2009 exemption after being the highest finishing full member with scores of 80-77 (157).

The MJT-CPGA Atlantic Junior Boys 14-16 Champion was Jamie Sweet, 15, of Dartmouth, NS, who shot back-to-back rounds of 80 to beat runner-up Travis Colter, also of Dartmouth, by two strokes. “My key to winning was hitting the fairways and keeping it in play,” said Sweet. “My highlight was sinking a 10 footer for par on 17. It feels great (to win).” Third place in the division was claimed by Sean Murray, 16, of Milford, NS, who posted scores of 85-78 (163).

Myles Creighton, 12, of Digby, NS, who cited his key to victory as ‘avoiding lightning’, easily won the Boys 13 and under title after shooting 83-96 (179). 11-year-olds Jarred Lowe of Bridgewater, NS, and Hayden West of Milford Station, NS, placed second and third respectively.

Olivia Thomas, 17, of Windsor Junction, NS, shot a great opening round of 78 en route to her 173 total score, beating Kaitlyn Dawson, 16, of Amherst and claiming the MJT-CPGA Atlantic Junior Girls title. “My highlight was I got four birdies overall,” said Thomas. “Coming down the stretch I was thinking it’s almost over – overall it was a lot of fun though.”

The divisional winners in the Mr. Lube Long Drive Competition were Jarred Lowe, Jonathan Graves, 15, of Glen Margaret, NS, Jason Fauvelle, 19, of Truro, and Olivia Thomas. The Sundog Skills competition divisional winners were Lowe, Chad Hayman, 16, of Truro, and Matt MacMillan, 17, of North Sydney, NS.

The MJT’s regular season comes to an end with the invitation-only MJT Boston Pizza National Tour Championship at Nicklaus North Golf Club in Whistler, British Columbia, on August 25th and 26th. For more information please visit www.maplejt.com or call 1-877-859-4653.

About the MJT
The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) is presented nationally by Boston Pizza and is Canada's premier and only junior golf tour run exclusively by Golf Professionals. The MJT is proud to play a role in developing young players, including several Canadian National Champions and many Future Links and Provincial Champions. The MJT also provides opportunities for young Canadians to learn how to golf and introduces players as young as four years old to the game via free instructional clinics. In addition, the MJT encourages young players to further their education with scholarship awards. For more information, please visit www.maplejt.com or call 1-877-859-GOLF.

Media Contact:
Elaine Denton
Marketing & PR, MJT
T: 1-877-943-1645
Email: edenton@maplejt.com