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MJT Srixon Series at Osprey Valley GC
QUALIFIER: Texas Junior Masters

June 13-14, 2009
Alton, ON


Alton, ON. - (June 15, 2009) – Picturesque Osprey Valley Golf Club in Alton played host this past weekend to the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s (MJT) Srixon Series, where players competed over two days for division titles plus the chance of a spot in the Texas Junior Masters at the Hyatt Regency Hill Resort in San Antonio, TX, this July.

Michael Blair, 17, of Burlington, captured his first win this season in the Boys 17-19 division and the Texas exemption, and stated, “It feels good to get the first one out of the way, and hopefully there will be more to come!” All top three finishers in this division were tied at even par after day one, but Blair edged out the rest with his 74 on day two for the victory (71-74=145). “I wasn’t swinging very well, but my short game kept me in it,” Blair said, who hopes “to win some more tournaments, play well in provincial and national events, and to qualify for the U.S. Junior Championship.” Sterling Emery, 18, of Orangeville, finished just one stroke back with great scores of 71-75 (146) for second place, and Mike Rizzetto, 18, of Brantford, placed third with a solid 71-78 (149).

It was also a close one in the Boys 14-16 division, with Emerson Bianchi, 15, of Woodbridge, shooting an impressive one-over for his second round to clinch the division title with 76-72 (148). Bianchi said, “My strong focus was key on the challenging, well maintained course, and hitting the greens made this win possible.” Bianchi, who was “happy I was able to close out,” has his sights set on winning his Club Championship at the Raven this season. Runner-up Brett Kennedy, 16, of Kitchener, was three off the pace with scores of 75-76 (151) for the tournament, and Ryan Amos, 15, of Komoka, posted 79-73 (152) to take third place on the podium in his second MJT outing.

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Top Finishers

Place Name City Sex Age Scores Total Status
Boys 13 & Under
Par 71,Yardage 6037, Slope/Rating 126/69.3
1 Matt LeMay Waterloo, ON M 13 79, 75 154
2 Brandon Raine Caledon, ON M 13 87, 75 162 Tie
2 Max Clift Kitchener, ON M 11 79, 83 162 Tie
Boys 14-16
Par 71, Yardage 6423, Slope/Rating 130/71.0
1 Emerson Bianchi Woodbridge, ON M 15 76, 72 148
2 Brett Kennedy Kitchener, ON M 16 75, 76 151
3 Ryan Amos Komoka, ON M 15 79, 73 152
Boys 17-19
Par 71, Yardage 6423, Slope/Rating 130/71.0
1 Michael Blair Burlington, ON M 17 71, 74 145
2 Sterling Emery Orangeville, ON M 18 71, 75 146
3 Mike Rizzetto Brantford, ON M 18 71, 78 149
Par71, Yardage 5248, Slope/Rating 120/70.2
1 Madison Easterbrook Burlington, ON F 13 88, 79 167
2 Kirsten Degutis Waterloo, ON F 15 93, 99 192
3 Dylaney Day Toronto, ON F 10 107, 111 218

Full Results
Order of Merit Standings