August 2, 2021
Calgary, AB – (August 3, 2021) – Young athletes aged 12 and under on Canada’s number-one played junior golf tour attended the MJT Mini Tour at Golfuture YYC in Calgary, AB, competing for titles in six divisions on August 2.
Justine Leon, 11, of Calgary, AB, successfully captured her first ever MJT Girls 11-12 title after firing a score of 57. “I was nervous until I hit my first tee shot,” Leon said. “After that I felt much better, and it feels amazing to get my first win.” Runner-up was Calgary, AB, golfer Olivia Johnson, 12, who shot 66.
The MJT Boys 11-12 title went to Solomon Tong, 11, of Heritage Pointe, AB, who shot a score of 55 at Golfuture YYC win by three shots. “I felt very confident going into the tournament,” commented Tong, who is no stranger to the top of the MJT Mini Tour leaderboards. “My putting was most responsible for getting me the win.” Fort Saskatchewan, AB, golfer Harrison Kiziak, 12, shot 58 to finish in the runner-up position.
The MJT Boys 9-10 Division saw a tight contest to the end with 10-year-old Austin Nesbitt, of Pilot Butte, SK, coming out on top with a score of 61 to win by one shot. “I tried to stay focused and not get away from my game plan,” commented Nesbitt. “I kept my nerves in check and made some clutch putts.” Jake Fairey, 10, of Edmonton, AB, carded 62 to finish the division in second place.
Elle Banister, 10, of Calgary, AB, won the title in the MJT Girls 9-10 Division with a score of 75. “My putter helped me get the win,” commented Banister, who saw some success on the greens. “I was a bit nervous before the tournament started, but it felt great to get the win.” Nine-year-old Sienna Saunders, of Calgary, AB, finished in second place (83).
The MJT Girls 8U Division saw eight-year-old Sedona Weitz, of Calgary, AB, return to the top of the leaderboard with a score of 69. “I was focused on finishing through on each shot,” said Weitz, who has seen incredible progress on the MJT Mini Tour in just a short time. “It feels great to get the win.”
In the MJT Boys 8U Division, eight-year-old Niko Tran, of Calgary, AB, came out to shoot a score of 79 at Golfuture YYC. “I had some trouble with my putting, but was chipping very well,” Tran said afterwards. Full results can be viewed here.
Next on the schedule is the major MJT Mini Tour National Championship at Tsawwassen Springs in British Columbia on August 19 and 20. Following this, the MJT Mini Tour season in Alberta ends on September 4 at Meadowlands Golf Club at Sylvan Lake. More details can be found at www.maplejt.com.
About the MJT: The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour 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 supported by valued Premier, Tournament and Product Partners. The MJT hosts close to 90 events across Canada, including free Ford Go Golf Junior Clinics, the MJT Mini Tour for 12U and multi-day events for competitive players aged 11-19 which also offer qualifiers for international tournaments. The program has annual awards, scholarships and incentives to help reward 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 the provincial, national, university and professional levels.
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