Giesbrecht, Nesbitt Share Victory In MJT Mini Tour At Estevan Woodlawn Golf Club
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2020-08-14
ESTEVAN, Saskatchewan — Running alongside a two-day Junior Tour event for older players, the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s Mini Tour for 12U players continued in Estevan, SK, on August 6, with the one-day MJT Mini Tour at Estevan Woodlawn Golf Club. This stop marked the final opportunity to qualify for the MJT Mini Tour National Championship to be held in Tsawwassen, BC, in two weeks.
The MJT Boys 11-12 Division saw a jam-packed leaderboard with four shots separating the top five competitors. Emerging victorious with a score of 83 was 12-year old Aiden Walker, of Regina, SK. “I was hitting really good tee shots,” commented Walker when asked about the key to his victory. “The event was really well-organized, and I feel proud to win.”
The MJT Boys 9-10 Division saw a tie at the top of the leaderboard between Warman, SK, golfer Jackson Giesbrecht, 10, and Austin Nesbitt, 9, of Pilot Butte, SK, after both finished with a score of 75 to force a playoff. Still tied after two playoff holes and an inability to continue playing, a tie for the win was awarded. For Nesbitt, this marks his third title of the 2020 season on the MJT Mini Tour while for Giesbrecht, he acquires his first career MJT Mini Tour victory.
The beat goes on for eight-year old Keaton Kreklewich, of Melville, SK. Kreklewich continues to be successful on the MJT SK Mini Tour, picking up another victory with a scores of 81 in the MJT Boys 8U Division. “It feels amazing to win,” commented Kreklewich. “My putting and chipping were awesome.”
10-year old Yuna Lee carded a 94 in the MJT Girls 9-10 Division. The Regina rookie on the MJT Mini Tour said afterwards, “My concentration was really good. These events are great experience for me.”
Shooting a 97 in the MJT Girls 11-12 Division was 11-year old Tayla Perry, of Regina. Perry, who is also playing in her first year on the MJT Mini Tour, said, “I had some really good chips and putts. I [played] better than (in) the last one.”
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 90 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.