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MJT FINORA Classic at Elmwood GC
QUALIFIER: Texas Junior Masters

June 13-14, 2009
Swift Current, SK


CHRISTIANSEN ADDS TEXAS TO HIS ROSTER AT ELMWOOD

Swift Current, SK.-(June 15, 2009) – Elmwood Golf Club in Swift Current played host to the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s (MJT) Finora Classic this past weekend, and some great golf was played in the hot and breezy weather, with players battling tough pins and each other in four divisions. Also up for grabs was a spot in the Texas Junior Masters at the Hyatt Regency Hill Resort in San Antonio, TX, this July.

Jerry Christiansen, 16, of Air Ronge, shot an outstanding 70-70 (140) winning the Finora Classic boys 14-16 division title and nailing low overall score for the tournament which gives him the spot in Texas. “I scrambled well and managed to shoot good scores without my swing,” he said, referencing shaky parts of his game. “It feels good to know I can win without a perfect long game,” he added. Christiansen also qualified for MJT Team Canada to Scotland at the previous MJT Finora Classic in North Battleford, so is continuing his winning ways.

Runner-up in this division, with a super one-under second day round, was Danny Klughart, 16, of Prince Albert, who fired 73-70 (143). Aaron Vogel, 15, of Regina, turned in an incredible 68 on day two, but it wasn’t enough to oust Klughart from his second place seat. Vogel finished third in the division with 76-68 (144).

Very solid scores in the boys 17-19 division saw Brennan Rumancik, 18, of Maple Creek, come out on top with a well-played 73-70 (143) for the event. “I putted pretty well and I hit my driver extremely well too,” Rumancik said. “I feel great; I’m glad I could squeak out a win this weekend!”

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Top Finishers

Place Name City Sex Age Scores Total Status
Boys 13 & Under
1 Nathan Corrin Moose Jaw, SK M 12 82, 75 157
2 Riley Grona Coronach, SK M 13 87, 86 173
3 Cory Sawchuk Prince Albert, SK M 11 88, 87 175
Boys 14-16
1 Jerry Christiansen Saskatoon, SK M 16 70, 70 140
2 Danny Klughart Prince Albert, SK M 16 73, 70 143
3 Aaron Vogel Regina, SK M 15 76, 68 144
Boys 17-19
1 Brennan Rumancik Maple Creek, SK M 18 73, 70 143
2 Braeden Mueller Regina, SK M 17 72, 72 144
3 Josh Johns Fort Qu'Appelle, SK M 18 71, 75 146
Girls
1 Anna Young Saskatoon, SK F 15 78, 74 152
2 Kaitlyn Blackmer Swift Current, SK F 18 86, 84 170
3 Katieleigh Avram Swift Current, SK F 18 85, 86 171

Full Results
Order of Merit Standings