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MJT Quagmire Golf Classic at Paris Grand GC
QUALIFIER: Open Invite - USA Event

July 25-26, 2009
Paris, ON

RIZZETTO REIGNS IN THE RAIN

PARIS, ON. - (July 27, 2009) – On the same weekend as the Canadian Open, junior golfers competed in the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s (MJT) Quagmire Golf Classic at Paris Grand Golf Club in Paris, and endured the same wet conditions as the professionals, battling weather both days to get 27 holes completed after severe thunderstorms left the course unplayable on Sunday.

Quagmire Golf is a Toronto based clothing company and the first of its kind targeting young people that enjoy golf and want to look good while they are doing it. Quagmire's slogan "not fit for the fairway" is exactly what it says - at Quagmire Golf it doesn’t matter if you hit the ball into the “weeds or quagmire” as long as you have fun doing it – and at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s rain-soaked Paris stop, this played out!

Despite the rain, Mike Rizzetto, 18, of Brantford, reigned supreme over the competition, shooting 74-36 (110) for the shortened tournament to win the Boys 17-19 Quagmire Golf Classic title and an exemption into a Future Collegiate World Tour (FCWT) event of his choice in the USA. “My birdie on the first hole was a highlight for me,” he said. “I drove the ball well. The MJT is a lot of fun and I feel very happy about winning.” Tied for second place in this division at 113 total score was Declan Kaster, 17, of Ayr (75-38) and Jason Watchorn, 17, of Waterloo (74-39).

Matt LeMay, 13, of Waterloo, continued to dominate in the Boys 13 and under division, and fired great scores of 72-37 (109) for victory in his division. “My short game was key to winning in that rain,” he stated. “It feels good to win with all the bad shots I had.” Keaton Jones, 13, of Kitchener, shot very good rounds of 78-37 (115) to finish second, and third place in the division went to Joel Albany, 13, of Georgetown, who carded 82-44 (126).

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Top Finishers

Place Name City Sex Age Scores Total Status
Boys 13 & Under
Par 72; Yardage 6083; Slope/Rating: 126/69.9
1 Matt LeMay Waterloo, ON M 13 72, 37 109
2 Keaton Jones Kitchener, ON M 13 78, 37 115
3 Joel Albany Georgetown, ON M 13 82, 44 126
Boys 14-16
Par 72; Yardage 6771; Slope/Rating 137/73.5
1 Luca Trisi Toronto, ON M 16 74, 42 116
2 Brett Kennedy Kitchener, ON M 16 79, 39 118
3 Gregory Cooke Cambridge, ON M 16 79, 42 121
Boys 17-19
Par 72; Yardage 6771; Slope/Rating 137/73.5
1 Mike Rizzetto Brantford, ON M 18 74, 36 110
2 Jason Watchorn Waterloo, ON M 17 74, 39 113 Tie
2 Declan Kaster Ayr, ON M 17 75, 38 113 Tie
Girls
Par 72, Yardage 5533: Slope/Rating 130/72.5
1 Kirsten Degutis Waterloo, ON F 15 92, 43 135
2 Jillian Moran Kitchener, ON F 16 101, 47 148
3 Alisha Corringham Pickering, ON F 13 113, 48 161

Full Results
Order of Merit Standings