User:   Pass:
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

May 6, 2023
Estevan, SK

Kreklewich goes low in MJT Mini Tour’s Estevan stop; four qualify for Nationals


Gusting winds made the already difficult Estevan Woodlawn Golf Club in Estevan a bit more tricky for the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s Saskatchewan season-opener this past weekend, where both a Junior (19U) and Mini Tour (12U) event played out.

In the MJT Mini Tour event, four age divisions played 18 holes on May 6 in the first stop of six in the province this 25th anniversary season. On top of great trophies and prizes, each division winner qualified for the MJT Mini Tour National Championship in Tsawwassen, BC, this August, and local Brooks Cote, 10, of Estevan, was the lucky winner of a $100 gift certificate for golf lessons courtesy the PGA of Saskatchewan.

Top results with quotes from each division winner are noted below. Closest to the Pin winners are posted on the MJT website here.

The next stop in the province is the MJT Mini Tour at Elmwood Golf and Country Club in Swift Current, SK, on May 20, 2023 – register here.  More information on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour, including the entire 2023 schedule, can be found online at www.maplejt.com

Top Finishers

MJT Boys 8U: Estevan Woodlawn GC: Par 72, Ydg 4000

Darrell Yuzicappi, Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation, SK, M, 8                        43-52 (95)

Maxwell Sieffert, Churchbridge , SK, M, 8                                                           61-65 (126)

Yuzicappi, 8, of Standing Buffal Dakota Nation, SK, played solid golf to claim the MJT Boys 8U title.  When asked about his win, he said “It feels fantastic, awesome and great, and that’s it.”

MJT Boys 9-10: Estevan Woodlawn GC: Par 72, Ydg 4500

Ethan Sitarz, Winnipeg, MB, M, 8                                        43-41 (84)                               

Caleb O'Brien, Melville, SK, M, 9                                          40-51 (91)       

Ethan Sitarz, 8, of Winnipeg, MB, took the win in the MJT Boys 9-10 Division, and stated, “I am happy and excited, this helped me realize that I can win.”

MJT Girls 11-12: Estevan Woodlawn GC: Par 72, Ydg 5000

Angelina Sitarz, Winnipeg, MB, F, 10                                   43-49 (92)

When asked about her game today and where she did well, Sitarz, 11, of Winnipeg commented, “My putting because without it I wouldn’t have scored what I did.”

MJT Boys 11-12: Estevan Woodlawn GC: Par 72, Ydg 5600

Keaton Kreklewich, Melville, SK, M, 11                                32-40 (72)

Brooks Cote, Estevan, SK, M, 10                                          40-43 (83)

Owen San Martin, Melville, SK, M, 11                                  40-49 (89)

In the MJT Boys 11-12 Division, Keaton Kreklewich, 11, of Melville, SK, played impressive golf to win the title with a score of even par.  “Even though I didn’t have my best on the back nine I played solid on the front,” said Kreklewich, “I had some pretty good irons on the front nine.”


MJT Mini Tour National Championship at Tsawwassen Springs GC: Angelina Sitarz (Winnipeg, MB), Darrel Yuzicappi (Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation, SK), Ethan Sitarz (Winnipeg, MB), Keaton Kreklewich (Melville, SK)

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 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
Trent Matson, tmatson@maplejt.com
National Operations Director
Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour

Follow the MJT on Twitter,  LIKE us on Facebook, Connect on LinkedIn, subscribe to MJT on Youtube or follow on Instagram