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Press Release

June 27-28, 2022
Olds, AB

Champions crowned out of 109-strong field in MJT Ford Series at Olds Golf Club; Vinge and Carter qualify for National Team Challenge

Venue and location:  Olds Golf Club, Olds, Alberta

Tournament Date: June 27-28, 2022

Full Results: see website.


Tournament Highlights:


Top Finishers

MJT U15 Girls: Olds: Par 72, Ydg 5445, Slope/Rating 127/70.0

1    Eileen Park                      Red Deer, AB                                        F      13     77, 74       151     

2    Saylar May                      Rocky Mountain House , AB                 F      13     78, 85       163     

3    Olivia Johnson                Calgary, AB                                           F      13     85, 81       166     


Winner’s Quote: Eileen Park, 13, of Red Deer, AB: “It feels really good to win again, I made a lot of long putts these rounds for par saves. When the pressure built up during the game, and I was worried things aren’t going as planned in the beginning, I took a lot of deep breaths.”


MJT 15-19 Girls: Olds: Par 72, Ydg 5445, Slope/Rating 127/70.0

1    Jade Carter                     Calgary, AB                                           F      16     78, 76       154     

2    Sydney Bisgrove             Calgary, AB                                           F      15     80, 75       155     

3    Tessa Ion                         Calgary, AB                                           F      15     76, 80       156     


Winner’s Quote: Jade Carter, 16, of Calgary, AB: “This is my first win of the year, so it feels great. Being able to play with great girls both days really was a highlight. Sometimes you need to worry if things are going wrong so you can be realistic, you must have a plan. Today I was worried about my score, and I continued to put a little pressure on myself and be worried, so I didn’t just settle.”


MJT Peewee Boys: Olds: Par 72, Ydg 5445, Slope/Rating 112/66.2

1    Jayden Arnold                 Calgary, AB                                           M    11     69, 74       143     

2    Solomon Tong                Heritage Pointe, AB                              M    12     71, 83       154     

3    Austin Nesbitt                 Pilot Butte, SK                                       M    11     78, 83       161     


Winner’s Quote: Jayden Arnold, 11, of Calgary, AB: “It’s excellent to win, I was proud of my first round being three-under and my last only two-over par. My driver allowed me to hit some bombs and my putter game gave me lots of par saves and birdies. I just kept sticking to my game plan and put trust in my practice.”


MJT Bantam Boys: Olds: Par 72, Ydg 6014, Slope/Rating 124/68.9

1    Brady Durkin                   Sylvan Lake, AB                                     M    14     72, 79       151     

2    Brae Rogalczyk                Innisfail, AB                                           M    14     71, 81       152     

3    Issac Riep                        Canmore, AB                                        M    14     77, 81       158     


Winner’s Quote: Brady Durkin, 14, of Sylvan Lake, AB: “Winning this feels great as there was such good competition and I played solid over the two days. I sank a huge birdie putt to take the lead, which was a favourite moment. To keep calm this weekend, I just took some deep breaths and a sip of water before my shot.”


MJT Juvenile Boys: Olds: Par 72, Ydg 6519, Slope/Rating 132/71.2

1    Tobias Buffam                Calgary, AB                                           M    15     69, 76       145     

2    Peter Hlushak                 Spruce Grove, AB                                 M    14     73, 73       146     

3    Mateo Kern                    Calgary, AB                                           M    15     75, 76       151     


Winner’s Quote: Tobias Buffam, 15, of Calgary, AB: “It feels great to get a win. I’ve worked hard on my game, and it’s nice to see it pay off. The highlight of the tournament for me was on the last hole when I made my birdie putt to win.  When things weren’t going well, I just took a deep breath and kept to my game plan.”


MJT Junior Boys: Olds: Par 72, Ydg 6519, Slope/Rating 132/71.2

1    Jon Vinge                        Calgary, AB                                           M    16     71, 74       145     

1    Christian Hansen            Okotoks, AB                                          M    17     70, 75       145     

3    Ethan Howes                  Fort Saskatchewan, AB                         M    17     73, 73       146     


Winner’s Quote: Jon Vinge, 16, of Calgary, AB: “It felt great to battle all day for this title, I just took it one shot at a time to stay calm. The highlight of the tournament was getting a birdie on hole 18 to force a playoff.”


Full results, Long Drive, Closest-to-the-Pin and Booster Juice BounceBack award winners are posted on the MJT website.


Next up in the province is the three-day 2022 MJT Ford Series / PGA of Alberta Jr. Championship at McKenzie Meadows Golf Club in Calgary, AB, July 4-6.  To see the full 2022 MJT schedule and upcoming events, please check the MJT website 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 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