June 4, 2022
Burrows gets hole-in-one, Tong and Shields-Rodipe win low overall titles in MJT Mini Tour’s Blue Devil stop
Venue and location: Blue Devil Golf Course, Calgary, Alberta
Tournament Date: June 4, 2022
The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) hosted the second MJT Alberta Mini Tour
event of the season this past weekend, at Blue Devil Golf Course, in Calgary, June 4.
Nathaniel Burrows, 12, of Calgary, AB, scored an ace on the Lil’ Devil’s third hole in the MJT Boys 11-12 divison.
Solomon Tong, 12, of Heritage Pointe, AB, shot an impressive eight-under-par to win his second MJT Boys 11-12 division title in as many starts on the Alberta circuit, while simultaneously securing the overall boys title.
Aleah Shields-Rodipe, 11, of Calgary, came back to Calgary and Canada to claim the MJT Girls 11-12 and Overall title with a score of 61.
Edwin Park, 9, of Bentley, AB, won the MJT Boys 9-10 division title, finishing with a 64.
Sedona Weitz, 9, of Calgary, continued to impress in the MJT Girls 9-10 division, winning her second title of the season with a score of 68.
Caleb Topshee, 8, of Calgary, topped the podium again for MJT 8U Boys division, besting his competitor by 10 shots.
Lila Skeates, 8, of Calgary, took first in the MJT 8U Girls division, in a tight competition with Ain Lee, 8, of Sylvan Lake.
For Closest to the Pin award winners, please see the website
MJT Girls 8U: Lil Devil: Par 62, Ydg 2646, Slope/Rating 0/0.0
1 Lila Skeates Calgary, AB F 8 85 85
2 Ain Lee Sylvan Lake, AB F 8 86 86
Winners Quote: Lila Skeates, 8, of Calgary, AB: “It was a fun time playing with Ain. The highlight was winning closest to the pin as it was only the second time I have ever done that. The entire round was the best I've ever played.”
MJT Girls 9-10: Lil Devil: Par 62, Ydg 2646, Slope/Rating 0/0.0
1 Sedona Weitz Calgary, AB F 9 68 68
2 Camilla Ruesga-Rojas Calgary, AB F 10 78 78
3 Kaleia Kurylo Edmonton, AB F 10 81 81
Winners Quote: Sedona Weitz, 9, of Calgary, AB: “It feels good to win my division. The highlight was when I saw a really neat bird called an Oriole. The thing that helped me most this weekend to win was putting.”
MJT Girls 11-12: Lil Devil: Par 62, Ydg 2646, Slope/Rating 0/0.0
1 Aleah Shields-Rodipe Calgary, AB F 11 61 61
2 Hannah Thomas Calgary, AB F 11 64 64
3 Raylee Denton Red Deer, AB F 12 69 69
Winners Quote: Aleah Shields-Rodipe, 11, of Calgary, AB: “It feels wonderful knowing that I played extremely well this weekend. My highlight was that I made multiple birdies. My short game was what helped when I was in bad situations throughout the tournament.”
MJT Boys 8U: Lil Devil: Par 62, Ydg 2646, Slope/Rating 0/0.0
1 Caleb Topshee Calgary, AB M 8 73 73
2 Cohen Bridge Saskatoon, SK M 8 83 83
3 Blake McIntosh Lethbridge , AB M 8 85 85
Winners Quote: Caleb Topshee, 8, of Calgary, AB: “It was good to win my division today, I was surprised! The highlight for me this tournament was having five pars in a row.”
MJT Boys 9-10: Lil Devil: Par 62, Ydg 2646, Slope/Rating 0/0.0
1 Edwin Park Bentley, AB M 9 64 64
2 Erik Petersen Okotoks, AB M 10 70 70
2 Shane Sky Foothills, AB M 7 70 70
Winners Quote: Edwin Park, 9, of Bentley, AB: “I felt happy that I won this tournament. I beat my last year’s best score from here at Blue Devil and I felt confident. My highlight was when I got an eagle on a par four.”
MJT Boys 11-12: Lil Devil: Par 62, Ydg 2646, Slope/Rating 0/0.0
1 Solomon Tong Heritage Pointe, AB M 12 54 54
2 Luke MacDonald Calgary, AB M 12 57 57
2 Benson White Calgary, AB M 11 57 57
Winners Quote: Solomon Tong, 12, of Heritage Point, AB: “It feels very uplifting and relieving to win, I didn't realize the secured the win until I finished the very last hole! The highlight of the tournament for me was my chip-in for eagle on hole 6. My chipping and putting equally contributed to my score this weekend and helped me win.”
Full results and closest-to-the-pin winners are posted on the MJT website
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.
Lauren Allard, Marketing