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Press Release

June 22-23, 2024
Sherwood Park, AB

Fisher wins back-to-back MJT Future Stars Invitational titles to qualify for PGA TOUR America’s ATB Classic

In a thrilling playoff victory, Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour member, Kye Fisher, 19, of Leduc, AB, secured an exemption into the PGA TOUR America’s ATB Classic at Northern Bear Golf Club in Sherwood Park, AB, after defending his title as champion at the MJT Future Stars Invitational presented by ATB on June 22 and 23.
The MJT Future Stars Invitational presented by ATB at Northern Bear featured 18 top juniors who qualified from across Canada, competing in a 36-hole stroke-play event under PGA TOUR conditions the week leading into the ATB Classic at the same venue. This unique opportunity offered participants a full professional tour experience and the chance to win an exemption into the PGA TOUR America's ATB Classic.
In a nail-biting finish, Fisher (73-75), Tate Bruggeman, 17, of Edmonton, AB (73-75), and Josiah Tong, 18, of Heritage Pointe, AB (77-71), all finished regulation tied for the lead at 148 and it took two sudden death playoff holes for Fisher to punch his ticket into the ATB Classic. 
“I stayed focused and composed by sticking to my routine and game plan,” said Fisher, who aims to draw from his experience last year in the same PGA TOUR America’s event.  “This win provides me an amazing opportunity to play in a professional tour event.  I’m looking forward to this.”
“This is such a cool tournament for the junior golfers,” said Trent Matson, MJT National Operations Director. “We are very appreciative to partner with ATB and Linx Marketing on this incredible experience for MJT members. This is a dream come true for the winner, making a start on the PGA TOUR America’s ATB Classic.” 
The field competed over two days on the difficult Northern Bear Golf Club track from 7,352 yards (Tournament Tees), contending with thick rough and firm, fast greens.  Players and families were allowed ‘inside the ropes’ and were treated like PGA TOUR Canada competitors during an incredible weekend. Meet the ‘MJT 18’ by clicking on this link to see their bios and players cards. For more information on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour, please visit the website at www.maplejt.com.
Final Results:
Junior Boys: Northern Bear GC: Par 72, Ydg 7352, Slope/Rating 75.5/143
1      Kye Fisher                     Leduc, AB                          M    19    73, 75    148    Won in Playoff
2      Josiah Tong                  Heritage Pointe, AB           M    18    77, 71    148    
2      Tate Bruggeman           Edmonton, AB                   M    17    73, 75    148    
4      Austin Boge                  Winnipeg, MB                   M    18    76, 75    151    
5      Hayden Delaloye          Neepawa, MB                   M    18    75, 77    152    
6      Louis Chun                    Port Coquitlam, BC            M    17    80, 74    154    
6      Brett Jones                   Calgary, AB                        M    17    79, 75    154    
6      Mateo Kern                  Calgary, AB                        M    17    76, 78    154    
9      Jaden August                Pitt Meadows, BC              M    15    81, 77    158    
9      Thomas Danielson        Saskatoon, SK                    M    19    80, 78    158    
9      Tobias Buffam              Calgary, AB                        M    17    75, 83    158    
12    Ryan Garbutt                Edmonton, AB                   M    17    81, 80    161    
13    Anthony Whiting          North Vancouver, BC        M    16    82, 81    163    
13    Brae Rogalczyk             Innisfail, AB                       M    16    79, 84    163    
13    Kenny Taylor                Edmonton, AB                   M    17    79, 84    163    
16    Jalen Apedoe                Calgary, AB                        M    15    75, 89    164    
17    Liam Jackes                  Burnaby, BC                      M    18    81, 84    165    
18    Ethan Hunter                Casa Rio, SK                       M    14    78, 88    166    
About ATB: At ATB Financial, we put people first. We got started in 1938 to help Albertans through tough economic times. In that time, we've grown and changed from one small Treasury Branch to become the largest Alberta-based financial institution, with assets of $57.5 billion. Along the way, we’ve transformed people’s understanding of what banking can–and should–make possible. And we’re just getting started.
Today, ATB’s more than 5,000 team members love to deliver exceptional experiences to more than 800,000 clients through our many branches and agencies, our 24-hour Client Care Centre, four entrepreneur centres, and our digital banking options. Everything we do is focused on how we can serve Albertans—from providing expert advice and supporting entrepreneurs to helping Albertans buy a home and grow their wealth.
About the MJT: The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour is Canada’s #1 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 partners across various tiers, including Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels. The MJT hosts more than 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:  Jessica Parker, marketing@maplejt.com 
Marketing Manager, MJT