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MJT 1st Choice Savings Spring Series at Paradise Canyon Golf Resort
QUALIFIER: 57th East Aurora International Junior Masters

May 9-10, 2009
Lethbridge, AB

BATSEL FINDS PARADISE WITH MJT 1ST CHOICE SAVINGS WIN

Lethbridge, AB - (May 11, 2009) – Southern Alberta’s golf gem, Paradise Canyon Golf Resort, played host this weekend to the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) 1st Choice Savings Spring Series, where players in four divisions battled each other plus the chance to qualify for a spot in the 57th East Aurora International Junior Masters (EAIJM) in East Aurora, New York.

Dillon Batsel, 16, of Medicine Hat, fired an outstanding 70-71 (141) through two rounds to clinch the Boys 14-16 division title and 1st Choice Savings low overall score. Off and on rain didn’t dampen things for the 16 year-old, being the only player to break par on the first day. After calling a penalty on himself on the first hole in a bizarre situation where he dropped his coin on his ball and the ball moved from its original position, Batsel rallied right away and finished the day one-under. Continuing his fine play through the sunny second day, he carded even par and earned the spot to the EAIJM in New York this June. Batsel said he was relieved after learning that he qualified for the exemption.

Cole Chelle, 16, of Edmonton, was just five strokes back posting a solid 74-72 (146) for a second place finish in the 14-16 division and 15 year-old Riley Fleming, of Airdrie, was third with 73-80 (153) for the weekend.

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Top Finishers

Place Name City Sex Age Scores Total Status
Boys 13 & Under
Par 71, Yardage 5832, Slope/Rating 121/68.3
1 Nick Scrymgeour Calgary, AB M 13 86, 75 161
2 Nathan Corrin Moose Jaw, SK M 12 84, 81 165
3 Nolan Mastel Medicine Hat, AB M 12 87, 90 177
Boys 14-16
Par 71, Yardage 6330, Slope/Rating 129/70.6
1 Dillon Batsel Medicine Hat, AB M 16 70, 71 141
2 Cole Chelle Edmonton, AB M 16 74, 72 146
3 Riley Fleming Airdrie, AB M 15 73, 80 153
Boys 17-19
Par 71, Yardage 6330, Slope/Rating 129/70.6
1 Sang Gyun Lee Calgary, AB M 17 75, 70 145 #Countback
1 Ryan Werre Redcliff, AB M 17 71, 74 145 Tie
3 Ian Lauzon Calgary, AB M 18 75, 72 147
Girls
Par 71, Yardage 5842, Slope/Rating 133/74.9
1 Jennifer Ha Calgary, AB F 15 82, 78 160
2 Becky Martin Medicine Hat, AB F 15 86, 84 170
3 Christie Lin Calgary, AB F 15 84, 87 171

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Order of Merit Standings