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Press Release

June 20-21, 2015
Burlington, ON

12-year-old Sehra impresses at MJT Humber College Classic

Burlington, ON – (June 22, 2015) – Humber College, a new Tournament Partner of the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour, sponsored last weekend’s MJT Humber College Professional Golf Management Classic at Hidden Lake Golf Club in Burlington, ON, where 12-year-old Shawn Sehra continued his impressive performance with the lowest scores in the field and another MJT division victory, this one by 15 strokes.

Sehra, of Windsor, ON, fired 72, 70 (142) to finish at even par and rack up his third MJT Peewee Boys title in as many starts.

Solid scores of 74, 76 (150) from Connor McCrea, 19, of Burlington, ON, gave him a three-stroke victory in the MJT Junior Boys U20 division over Sam Kreze, 18, of Kitchener, ON (77, 76=153).

In the Juvenile Boys U17 division, Ryan Trocchi, 15, of London, ON, finished strong with scores of 86, 74 (160) to come from behind and edge out a one stroke victory over Morgan Halcovitch, 16, of Camlachie, ON.

And in Bantam Boys U15, the first place MJT trophy went to 14-year-old Yaroslav Ilyenko of Stouffville, ON, who shot 76, 79 (155) to beat out Bennett Ruby of Waterloo, ON, by six strokes.                     

Hansika Tathgur, 16, of Brampton, ON, carded consistent scores of 86, 88 (174) and edged out a one-stroke victory over Kate Johnston, 17, of Ayr, ON, in the Girls U20 division.

The younger girls title for U15 players was won by 14-year-old Logan Hackett of Oakville, ON, after she shot 92, 90 (182) and won by five strokes over Alexis McMurray of Oakville.

Players also competed in Skills Competitions where the divisional winners were as follows:

Mr. Lube Long Drive Competition winners:

U15 Girls: Logan Hackett • Glen Abbey • Oakville , ON
Girls: Hansika Tathgur • Rattle Snake Point • Brampton, ON
Peewee Boys: Zach Burt • Whistle Bear GC • Guelph, ON
Bantam Boys: Krtin Udith • Public Player • Toronto, ON
Juvenile Boys: Morgan Halcovitch • Sarnia Golf and Curling Club • Camlachie, ON
Junior Boys: Sam Kreze • Whistle Bear GC • Kitchener, ON

Sligo Closest-to-the-Pin Competition winners:

U15 Girls: Alexis McMurray •• Oakville, ON
Girls: Kate Johnston • Brantford Golf and Country Club • Ayr, ON
Peewee Boys: Garvey Knapp • Oakville Executive • Mississauga, ON
Bantam Boys: Zach Friesen • Craigowan Golf And Country Club • Woodstock, ON
Juvenile Boys: Matt Glover • Burlington Golf and Country Club • Burlington , ON
Junior Boys: Robert Wilkinson • Dundas Valley GCC • Dundas, ON

Golf Town Comeback Award winners for best second day improvement in score:

U15 Girls: Angela Vastis • Mississauga GC • Mississauga, ON
Girls: Natasha Stasiuk • Glen Abbey GC • Oakville, ON
Peewee Boys: Chandler Romeo • Whistle Bear GC • Pushlinch, ON
Bantam Boys: Noah Romeo • Whistle Bear GC • Puslinch, ON
Juvenile Boys: Ryan Trocchi • West Haven Golf & Country Club • London, ON
Junior Boys: Nicholas Zorzi • Whistle Bear Golf Club • Milton, ON

Age -eligible players who qualified for the North American Junior. Amateur Championship (NAJA) are Yaroslav Ilyenko and Connor McCrea, and shortlisted qualifiers for MJT Team Canada to the 2015 SRIXION International Junior Classic in Australia are Ryan Trocchi and Hansika Tathgur. Official invitations for the Australia trip will be sent out once qualifying is complete across the country.

The next Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour event in Ontario is the MJT PGA of Ontario Junior Championship at Forest City National GC in London, June 27- 28th, which is also a qualifier for the new MJT International Team Challenge in Niagara Falls this September and the North American Jr. Amateur Championship (NAJA) 2015. For more information or to register please visit www.maplejt.com or call 1-877-859-4653.

About Humber College:

The 3-year Professional Golf Management (PGM) diploma program at Humber College is recognized as Canada’s premiere golf business program.  For more information please visit their website.

About the MJT:

The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour presented by Boston Pizza is Canada¹s 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: Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour: Elaine Denton, Director of Marketing and Administration   edenton@maplejt.com   1-877-859-GOLF