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Press Release

June 26, 2022
Olds, AB

Over 90 youth take part in MJT Ford Series Clinic and Mini Tour stop in Olds; Tong shoots even par to qualify for MJT Nationals

 
Venue and location:  Olds Golf Club, Olds, Alberta.
Tournament Date: June 26, 2022
Full Results: see website.
 
Tournament Highlights:
 
Top Finishers
MJT Girls 8U: Olds: Par 72, Ydg 3110, Slope/Rating 0/0.0
1        Lila Skeates                                         Calgary, AB                                                     F           8             105            105       
2        Emily Joy                                               Calgary, AB                                                     F           8             106            106       
3        Ain Lee                                                   Sylvan Lake, AB                                           F           8             107            107       
 
Winners Quote: Lila Skeates, 8, of Calgary, AB: “ I feel really happy! It makes me happy to have played in two mini tour tournaments this year. It was nice playing wth Ain again and meeting Emily. Winning the KP (closest-to-the-pin) was also a highlight. When things don’t go to plan,  just take deep breaths and go with the flow.”
 
MJT Girls 9-10: Olds: Par 72, Ydg 3674, Slope/Rating 0/0.0
1        Sienna Saunders                               Calgary, AB                                                     F           10          91               91         
2        Tayvn Zdunick                                   Edmonton, AB                                              F           10          105            105       
 
Winners Quote: Sienna Saunders, 10, of Calgary, AB:  “I feel awesome because I worked hard and I had lots of fun. Getting a birdie and hitting really nice drives, all while having fun doing it was the highlight this weekend. If my game is ever not going as planned, I think about why I’m here and I try to forget about the last shot or hole. Restart and hit the best shot I can play.”
 
MJT Girls 11-12: Olds: Par 72, Ydg 3674, Slope/Rating 0/0.0
1        Shylee Kostiuk                                   Spruce Grove, AB                                        F           12          78               78         
2        Raylee Denton                                   Red Deer, AB                                                 F           12          86               86         
3        Elle Banister                                       Calgary, AB                                                     F           11          87               87         
 
Winners Quote: Shylee Kostiuk, 12, of Spruce Grove, AB: “I love this! The highlight this tournament was honestly the entire day, it was beautiful outside, and I hit an eagle putt on number 9. To keep calm if things aren’t going right, I just remember one shot one hole at a time.”
 
MJT Boys 8U: Olds: Par 72, Ydg 3110, Slope/Rating 0/0.0
1        Elliott Miller                                        High River, AB                                              M         7             107            107       
2        Jaxon Cater                                          Calgary, AB                                                     M         8             112            112       
 
Winners Quote: Elliott Miller, 7, of High River, AB: “ I feel very good about winning this weekend, my putting was the highlight of my game this weekend, and having my whole family here to watch. If I feel pressured or the game isn’t going as planned, I just focus and think about hitting good shots.
 
MJT Boys 9-10: Olds: Par 72, Ydg 3674, Slope/Rating 0/0.0
1        Edwin Park                                          Bentley, AB                                                     M         9             79               79         
2        Erik Petersen                                      Okotoks, AB                                                   M         10          90               90         
3        Niko Tran                                             Calgary, AB                                                     M         9             93               93         
 
Winners Quote: Edwin Park, 9, of Bentley, AB: “I feel really happy because this is my second win this year in the MJT. My highlight is when I got a birdie on a par five bcause I hit a long putt.  I just try to stay clam and do my best when things aren’t going as planned, I take three huge breaths and try to stay focused.”
 
MJT Boys 11-12: Olds : Par 72, Ydg 5024, Slope/Rating 108/64.3
1        Solomon Tong                                    Heritage Pointe, AB                                   M         12          72               72         
2        Bennett Love                                      Red Deer, AB                                                 M         11          75               75         
3        Jake Fairey                                           Edmonton, AB                                              M         11          77               77         
 
Winners Quote: Solomon Tong, 12, of Heritage Point, AB: “I feel confident now, especially going into tomorrow’s [June 27-28]  MJT Junior Tournament where I entered the Peewee Boys division. The highlight was the last two holes of my game, where I made a critical bogey save on hole 17, and on 18, I made a winning 20 foot putt to shoot even. If I’m ever feeling under pressure, I like to take deep breaths and look at my situation realistically to not disappoint myself.”                                                                    
Full results, Closest-to-the-Pin and Long Drive winners are posted on the MJT website.    
                      
Next up in the province is the MJT Mini Tour at Red Deer Golf and Country Club in Red Deer, AB, July 7, 2022.  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
marketing@maplejt.com