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MJT Chinook Credit Union Series at Nanton GC
QUALIFIERS: US JUNIOR SECTIONAL QUALIFYING / CALLAWAY JR. WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

May 14-15, 2011
Nanton, AB

Crawford Captures Chinook Credit Union Series at MJT’s Nanton Stop

For Immediate Release – Nanton, AB – (May 16, 2011) –
Junior golfers from Alberta and Saskatchewan who traveled to compete in the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s (MJT) Chinook Credit Union Series at Nanton Golf Club in Nanton, AB, on May 14-15 were challenged by extremely blustery spring conditions, which had winds gusting to over 80km/h, playing havoc with the ball off the tee and on the green. Leave it to tough Canadian junior golfers, however, to persevere and still post impressive scores. The low overall finisher was Aaron Crawford of Calgary, AB, whose second round 69 was also low round of the tournament.

The sixteen year old Crawford shot 77-69 en route to capturing the top spot in the Boys 14-16 Division with a 146 total, a nine stroke victory. His win has also qualifies him for a spot in a US Junior Sectional Qualifying Tournament as well as shortlists him for exemption into the 2011 Callaway Junior World Golf Championship in San Diego, which will be finalized following the last MJT qualifier on June 4-5. Crawford commented that the key to his win was, “my putting, it worked this weekend,” adding, “I started out great today, shooting four under par on the front nine under tough conditions. It feels awesome (to win) as it prepares me for the Alberta Junior Championship this July.” Finishing second in the division, for the Silver Medal, was Brett Sheridan, 16, of Lethbridge, AB, who shot rounds of 82-73 (155 total), while Kyle Pasta, 16, of Calgary, finished third with rounds of 81-77 (158 total).


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Top Finishers

Place Name City Sex Age Scores Total Status
Boys 13 & Under
Par 71, Ydg 5779, Slope/Rating 114/67.3
1 Brendan Brown Calgary, AB M 11 77, 73 150
2 Michael Martin Calgary, AB M 13 88, 80 168
3 Corey Bailey Shaunavon, SK M 13 89, 82 171 #Countback
Boys 14-16
Par 71, Ydg 6205, Slope/Rating 117/69.4
1 Aaron Crawford Calgary, AB M 16 77, 69 146
2 Brett Sheridan Lethbridge, AB M 16 82, 73 155
3 Kyle Pasta Calgary, AB M 16 81, 77 158
Boys 17-19
Par 71, Ydg 6205, Slope/Rating 117/69.4
1 Austin Laidlaw Lethbridge, AB M 17 80, 70 150
2 Ryan O'Donnell Lethbridge, AB M 18 79, 75 154 #Countback
3 Mitch Taylor Calgary, AB M 19 78, 76 154 Tie
Girls
Par 71, Ydg 5779, Slope/Rating 114/67.3
1 Mieke Heyns Lethbridge, AB F 18 72, 75 147
2 Kat Kennedy Okotoks, AB F 16 83, 81 164 #Countback
2 Devon Spriddle Lethbridge, AB F 15 82, 82 164 Tie

Full Results
Order of Merit Standings