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Canada's most-played Junior Golf Tour

Canada's most-played Junior Golf Tour

The Road to College Golf, run exclusively by PGA Professionals

Press Release

April 30-May 1, 2022
Lethbridge, AB

Electrifying start by Graf and Savadatti to kick off MJT Alberta Season

 

Tournament Highlights:

 

Top Finishers by Division

MJT Girls U15: Par 71, Ydg 5275

1      Eileen Park                   Red Deer, AB                          F      12        72, 73             145        

2      Rhea Deo                      Edmonton, AB                        F      12        84, 83             167        

3      Sela Ogada                   Calgary, AB                             F      11        84, 89             173                                                                      

Winner Quote: Eileen Park, 12: “I felt confident coming to this tournament, and it feels great to win again, especially the first MJT tournament in Alberta. My tee shots this weekend were great, and my goal is to win as many tournaments this year as possible.”

 

MJT Girls 15-19: Par 71, Ydg 5778

1      Aastha Savadatti                        Calgary, AB                  F      15       78, 75            153        

2      Sydney Bisgrove                         Calgary, AB                  F      15       76, 78            154        

3      Georgia Barr                               Calgary, AB                  F      17       81, 77            158        

Winner Quote: Aastha Savadatti, 15: “It feels nice to win the first tournament of the season. The best memory from this weekend was my second shot on 11 on the first day, as it landed a foot from the pin. My goal for this and every season is to score lower than the previous year.”

 

MJT Peewee Boys: Par 71, Ydg 5275

1      Jayden Arnold                       Calgary, AB                       M      11       67, 71           138        

2      Lucas Sturgeon                     Saskatoon, SK                   M      12       77, 69           146        

3      Bennett Love                        Red Deer, AB                    M      11       72, 80           152        

Winner Quote: Jayden Arnold, 11: “it feels wonderful to win the first tournament of the season, especially after starting with a triple and bouncing back to shoot even par. My putting saved me many pars and gave lots of birdies.”

        

MJT Bantam Boys: Par 71, Ydg 5778

1      Tyler Kidd                               Buck Lake, AB                   M       14       71, 75           146       

2      Lyndon Kuryvial                     Taber, AB                          M       14       75, 74           149       

3      Sam Cook                               Calgary , AB                      M       13       81, 75           156       

Winner Quote: Tyler Kidd, 14: “”It feels good winning the first of the year, I thought I had secured the win 4 holes to the end, but the last four holes had thought otherwise. Its good thing I had a cushion. My favourite memory of the weekend was definitely my pairings. I really didn’t hit any outstanding shots but having a good, talkative group always makes it fun.”

 

MJT Juvenile Boys: Par 71, Ydg 6400

1     Charlie Gillespie                  Calgary, AB                                 M      15      70, 71         141      

2     Josiah Tong                         Heritage Pointe, AB                    M      16      69, 75         144      

3     Christian Flick                     Heritage Pointe, AB                    M      15      74, 71         145      

3     Tate Bruggeman                 Edmonton, AB                            M      15      71, 74        145      

Winner Quote: Charlie Gillespie, 15: “It was amazing to win the first Alberta MJT event! By the time I had got to the final couple holes, I knew I had won and it was a happy feeling. My favorite memory of this tournament was definitely when Christian Flick and I both hit incredible 5-wood shots into hole 18 on the first day.”

 

MJT Junior Boys: Par 71, Ydg 6400

1     Logan Graf                         Sylvan Lake, AB                     M       17       73, 67           140       

2     Nikko Sebjanic                    Calgary , AB                          M       18       74, 67           141       

3     Ethan Wilson                      St Albert, AB                         M       17       71, 71           142       

Winner Quote: Logan Graf, 17: “It feels so exciting to have won, we didn’t know until we got to the clubhouse to confirm scores who had won. The eagle I got on hole 13 was definitely my favourite part of the week, and really set me up to try to play the best golf I can this season and improve every tournament.”

 

Qualifiers

FCG Callaway World Championship:

Boys 11-12        Jayden Arnold

Boys 13-14        Tyler Kidd

Boys 15-18        Logan Graf

 

Girls 11-12        Rhea Deo

Girls 13-14        Eileen Park

Girls 15-18        Aastha Savadatti

 

IMG Academy Junior Worlds – Short-listed positions:

Boys 11-12        Jayden Arnold

Boys 13-14        Tyler Kidd

Boys 15-18        Logan Graf

 

Girls 11-12        Rhea Deo

Girls 13-14        Eileen Park

Girls 15-18        Aastha Savadatti

 

ATB Future Stars Invitational:

Logan Graf

Charlie Gillespie

Nikko Sebjanic

 

Please see the website for Full Results, MJT Long Drive, MJT Closest-to-the-Pin and Booster Juice BounceBack award winners.

 

The next stop on the MJT Alberta Junior Tour is the MJT Edge School Spring Classic at River Bend Golf Course, in Red Deer County, Alberta, May 14-15. To see the full 2022 MJT schedule and upcoming events, please visit the MJT website at www.maplejt.com.

 

About Global Sport Academy/Forge Golf:

Global Sport Academy and Forge Golf are advocates, coaches, and mentors. We help student-athletes and players find their x-factor, forge their next level of play, and take their sport to new heights. Our programs are designed for student-athletes to pursue their passion for sport in an empowering program that is supported by academic and athletic leadership.  Please visit their website for more information.

 

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 100 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.

 

Media Contact:

Lauren Allard, Marketing

marketing@maplejt.com