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Press Release

July 25-26, 2015
Dieppe, NB

Ross low overall; Koughan wins playoff at MJT’s Fox Creek event

Dieppe, NB – (July 27, 2015) – A two hole playoff in the MJT Junior Boys division capped off a great two days of golf in the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s Golf NB Player of the Year Series at Fox Creek Golf Club in Dieppe, July 25th and 26th, where Colin Koughan, 17, of Stratford, PE, beat out Alexandre Belanger of St-Jacques, NB, to win his division title after both boys had tied for the lead with a score of 148.

Koughan, who felt that ‘good putting and driving’ propelled him to his narrow victory on the superbly conditioned Fox Creek course, cited his tournament highlight as ‘being able to get the victory on the second playoff hole with a birdie.’ He added, “I chose to play in this event for the great competition, along with the great tournament that MJT hosts. How I feel about winning is the best I have felt this golf season.”

Low Overall score in the field, however, went to Calvin Ross, 16, of Fredericton, NB, who fired 74-70 (144) to win his second MJT Juvenile Boys division title this season by a commanding thirteen shots over runner-up Maxime Gaudet, 15, of Memramcook, NB (80-77=157). “I made five birdies in seven holes during round one,” said Ross, who believed the main reason for his win was solid iron play and giving himself lots of good birdie chances. “MJT always have good events and this one was hosted at a great course – I’m very happy to win it.”  

A packed MJT Bantam Boys division was led by 14-year-old Ewan Kelly of Beaver Bank, NS, who racked up his third MJT win of the year after a dazzling two day performance where he shot solid 74-73 (147). Five strokes back in second place was Isaac Darling, 14, of Rothesay, NB (79-73=152).

Winkler, MB native Trent Crane, 12, made the trip to the tournament worth his while by claiming the MJT Peewee Boys trophy with a three stroke win over runner-up Jacob Lorefice, 11 of Antigonish, NS (81-83=164). Crane shot a two day score of 82-79 (161) and said he felt very proud about winning his first tournament, ‘because I worked really hard on my second round.’

Enjoying a home course advantage was Julie Gauvin, 13, of Dieppe, NB, who ran away with the MJT U15 Girls title after shooting scores of 93-89 (182). Gauvin cited her tournament highlight as a birdie on hole number six, and said she won by ‘staying positive even when I hit a bad shot.’ Claire Konning, 17, of Indian Mountain, NB, was the sole competitor in the Girls 15-19 division, where she shot 83, 92 (175). “I loved playing with the three younger girls – it was a fun, stress-free environment,” she said, adding, “This tournament has helped me know what to work on next week to improve for Nationals.”

The divisional winners of the on-course competitions were as follows:

Mr. Lube Long Drive Competition Winners

U15 Girls:  Julie Gauvin • Fox Creek Golf Club • Dieppe, NB
15-19 Girls: Claire Konning • Country Meadows • Indian Mountain, NB
Peewee Boys: Samuel Cormier • Fox Creek • Dieppe, NB
Bantam Boys: Alex Wynter • Country Meadows GC • Moncton, NB
Juvenile Boys: Andre Savoie • Royal oaks • Moncton, NB
Junior Boys: Simon Richard • Le Club de Golf de St-Ignace • Dieppe, NB
Junior Boys: Andrew Widjaja • Willow Park Golf & Country Club • Calgary, AB

Sligo Closest-to-the-Pin Competition Winners

U15 Girls: Mackenzie Deveau • Royal Oaks Golf Club • Moncton, NB
Peewee Boys: Devon Gionet • Miramichi • Miramichi, NB
Bantam Boys: Alex Wynter • Country Meadows GC • Moncton, NB
Juvenile Boys: Liam J. Marin • Riverside Country Club • Rothesay, NB
Junior Boys: Alexandre Paillard • Fraser Edmundston Golf Club • Edmundston, NB

Golf Town Comeback Award Winners for best second day improvement in strokes

U15 Girls: Annie Leger • Pine needles • Moncton, NB
Peewee Boys: Karter Giffin • Amherst • Amherst, NS
Bantam Boys: Bryce Miller • Hampton Golf Club • Quispamsis, NB
Juvenile Boys: Alex Goodyear • Kingswood GC • New Maryland, NB
Junior Boys: Brandon Cormier • Bouctouche • Sainte Marie De Kent, NB

Full details on the tournament can be found at www.maplejt.com.

The final Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour stop in New Brunswick this season is the MJT Atlantic Canada Tour Championship at Royal Oaks Golf and Estates in Moncton, August 22nd and 23rd. 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 Tugo, 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