June 3-4, 2017
Moser Low Overall on MJT at Lloydminster
Lloydminster, SK (June 5, 2017) – The conditions were ideal and the Lloydminster Golf Club in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan rolled out the red carpet for the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour over the June 3rd and 4th weekend. This event marked the second of five stops on the MJT in the Province and the kids were treated to a fantastic experience by Lloydminster Golf Club including generous prizing and refreshments.
The junior golfers were competing for titles in eight age divisions on Canada’s number one played junior golf tour as well as qualifying spots into both the International Player’s Championship (IPC) presented by Miura, to be played at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta this August, and the Nordic Junior Team Matches to held in Finland this Fall.
The Finalists for the IPC exemptions were Naoki Iwasaki, Jayden Dudas, Bradley Moser and Alyshia Suleman; and the short-listed Qualifiers for the Nordic Team matches were Bradley Moser and Jayden Dudas. Details are posted on the MJT website HERE, which also shows winners of the Miura ‘Respect the Game’ Award, PLYR Long Drive, PLYR Closest-to-the-Pin and Golf Town Performance Awards. See below for highlights of each division champion.
MJT Junior Boys 17-18: Bradley Moser, 17, of Saskatoon, SK (76-73=149), was also the low overall champion by an incredible nine-strokes. The best part of Moser’s game this weekend was, according to him, “my mental strength and wedges were really good, my putting was also strong.”
MJT Juvenile Boys 15-16: Jayden Dudas, 14, of Estevan, SK (78-80=158). Dudas, who was playimg up a division, Dudas said, “I feel honored and proud because I’m a lot younger than everyone else.” The best part of his game was, “my lag putting was very good and didn’t three-putt all day. I feel like this is a way to get a College to see you and get a scholarship.”
MJT Bantam Boys 13-14: Naoki Iwasaki, 14, of Edmonton, AB (75-78=153). Iwasaki posted steady rounds and took home the Bantam Boys Division by eight strokes over Cort Tunall, 13, of Kindersley, SK. Iwasaki was asked how the win felt, and said, “I came here to win, and that’s what I did. I feel good about it. It definitely wasn’t my best tournament but I’ll take it.”
MJT Peewee Boys 11-12: Colin Pasitney, 12, of St. Paul, AB (88-78=166). When asked how the win felt, Pasitney said, “I feel like this win boosted my confidence for the next tournament. I was great at keeping the ball out of trouble.”
MJT Girls 15-18: Alyshia Suleman, 17, of Sherwood Park, AB (90-90=180). Suleman was asked how she felt about getting for her first MJT Title: “I had a really good time this weekend playing with a great bunch of girls. It was nice to get my first win on the MJT. I still have a lot of work to do on my game, and I’m looking forward to getting better each week.”
MJT Girls U15: Sarah Grieve, 14, of Saskatoon, SK (97-92=189). Grieve played consistent golf over the two rounds and took home the title in the U15 Girls Division. She also captured the PLYR Long Drive and the Golf Town Performance awards this weekend.
MJT Collegiate Men and Women: 19-23: Mikayla Phipps, 20, of Lashburn, SK came and recorded scores of 114-119=233, and Logan Crawford, 21, of Red Deer, AB shot 81-85=166 in the Collegiate Men’s Division.
The next Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour stop is the MJT Golf Saskatchewan Order of Merit Series presented by Ilta Grain at Chinook Golf Course in Swift Current on July 1st and 2nd, 2017. For more information or to register, 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 presented nationally by Boston Pizza and supported by valued Premier, 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, the Collegiate Tour for 19-23 year olds, and multi-day events for competitive players aged 11 to 18 which are also qualifiers 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. For more information on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour, please visit www.maplejt.com