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Press Release

July 30-31, 2015
Sundre, AB

McDowell dominates MJT Prodigy Series at Sundre

Sundre, AB. – (August 2, 2015) – Canada’s number-one played Junior Golf Tour, the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT), held the MJT Prodigy Series at Sundre Golf Club in Sundre, Alberta, on July 30-31, where players were treated to two glorious days of beautiful weather and immaculate course conditions that allowed for some low scores.

Chandler McDowell, 15, of Springbrook, AB, went low overall in the tournament as he prepares for the Canadian Junior Boys Championship this coming week, shooting a tremendous 72-69 (141) to dominate the MJT Juvenile Boys division by 15 strokes. Justin Loro, 16, of Calgary, AB, came in second (79, 77=156) and there was a three-way tie for third place at 158 total score between Jace Ouellette of Red Deer County, AB (79, 79), Brandon Maxwell of Rocky Mountain House, AB (78, 80) and Korbin Allan, of Strathmore, AB  (73, 85).  McDowell, who said he was ‘warming up for Nationals,’ credited his victory to ‘hitting lots of greens in regulation and fairways.’

In the MJT Junior Boys division, four-year MJT veteran Drew Harvie, 17, from Kelowna, BC, managed to muscle out his first MJT victory, playing well both days with rounds of 75-74 (149) for a three stroke win over runner-up Jeff Masse, 17, of Lethbridge, AB. Harvie, who said he avoided mistakes and hit the ball solidly, added that he played in this event because ‘the course is incredible.’

Brodie Shields-Tyler, 14, of Calgary, led the way in the MJT Bantam Boys division shooting a two day score of 80-76 (156) to edge out a two-stroke victory over fellow Calgarian, 14-year-old Cian Besler-Chalcroft, 78-80 (158), and in the MJT Peewee Boys division, Brady Brenner, 12, from Edmonton battled it out with Calgary resident Nicholas Rimmer, 12, with Brenner taking the win thanks to his first day score, going 77-89 (166) to oust Rimmer (82-86=168) by two strokes.

Clare McMahon, 17, of Red Deer, AB, was the sole female competitor in the field and shot solid rounds of 88, 83 (171) on the challenging Sundre layout.

Each division had a Mr. Lube Long Drive Competition, a Sligo Closest-to-the-Pin Competition and a Golf Town Comeback Award for best second day improvement in score, and below are names of the 18 winners.

Mr. Lube Long Drive Competition Winners

Peewee Boys: Richard Dou • River Spirit GC • Calgary, AB
Bantam Boys: Jordan Cooke • Lakewood Golf Resort • Sylvan Lake, AB
Juvenile Boys: Chandler McDowell • Red deer golf and country club • Springbrook , AB
Junior Boys: Jeremy Rietze • Lacombe G&CC • Lacombe, AB

Sligo Closest-to-the-Pin Competition Winners

Peewee Boys: Nicholas Rimmer • The Derrick Club Edmonton • Edmonton, AB
Bantam Boys: Cian Besler-Chalcroft • Bearspaw Country Club • Calgary, AB
Juvenile Boys: Justin Pasitney • St. Paul Golf club • St. Paul, AB
Junior Boys: Braden Bystrom • Sylvan Lake Golf and Country Club • Eckville, AB

Golf Town Comeback Award Winners

Peewee Boys: Marshall Smith • Glencoe Golf and Country Club • Calgary, AB
Bantam Boys: Elias Theodossopoulos • Canyon Meadows • Calgary, AB
Juvenile Boys: Nathan Stewart • River Spirit • Calgary, AB
Junior Boys: Stewart Schamp • Cottonwood G &CC • Calgary, AB

The next Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour stop in Alberta is the limited field MJT Alberta Series at Carnmoney Golf and Country Club in DeWinton on August 11th and 12th. The final stop runs August 18th and 19th at the fabulous Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper. For more information please visit www.maplejt.com or call 1-877-859-4653.

About the MJT:

The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour presented by Boston Pizza is Canada’s number-one played Junior Golf Tour as well as the only national junior tour run exclusively by PGA of Canada Professionals and the ‘Road to College Golf’ in Canada. The organization is generously supported by Boston Pizza and Premier Partners Ford of Canada, Mr. Lube, Cleveland Golf, Srixon, Gatorade and Travel Underwriters, in addition to valued Tournament and Product Partners. The MJT hosts more than 70 events across Canada, including free Ford Go Golf Junior Clinics, the MJT Mini Tour for 7-12 year olds, and multi-day events for competitive players which also qualify juniors for international competitions. The program offers annual awards, scholarships, and frequent player incentives to help reward player's performance and participation throughout each season. MJT alumni include many Professional Tour players and PGA of Canada Professionals, as well as Canadian Amateur, National and Provincial Junior Champions. The MJT aims to develop champions, in golf and in life, promoting the game from grassroots through to provincial, national, university and professional level.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Elaine Denton, Director of Marketing and Administration   edenton@maplejt.com   1-877-859-GOLF