Carlisle Wins Three-Way Playoff In MJT Re/Max Blue Chip Realty Classic At Estevan
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2020-08-14
ESTEVAN, Saskatchewan — The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour moved into the latter half of its Saskatchewan schedule making its way into Estevan for a two-day junior tour event on August 6 and 7. Running alongside a single-day Mini Tour event, junior golfers competed for titles in six divisions in the MJT Re/Max Blue Chip Realty Classic at Estevan Wooodlawn Golf Club, marking the second-to-last opportunity for players in Saskatchewan to qualify for the MJT National Championship presented by TaylorMade and adidas Golf at Morgan Creek Golf Club in Surrey, BC, this October.
The MJT Junior Boys Division saw an incredible finish as after 36 holes of play, there was a tie at the top of the leaderboard between Estevan’s Chase Gedak, 18, (72, 70 – 142) and Jace Carlisle, 19, (69, 73 – 142), and Saskatoon’s Josh Nagy, 18, (69, 73 – 142). With all three players entering a playoff, it was Carlisle who emerged victorious winning his first 2020 MJT title of the year. “It feels good to get it done on my home course,” commented Carlisle, who credited his success partially to his knowledge of the golf course. “I was hitting greens and making lots of good putts.” Gedak finished the division in the runner-up slot while Nagy took home third place.
16-year old Chase Pochylko, of Saskatoon, picked up his second consecutive 2020 MJT title in the MJT Juvenile Boys Division. Pochylko shot 70 and 73 (143) to come back from a one-shot deficit after the first round and win the Hoselton trophy. “I felt confident in the shots I was hitting,” remarked Pochylko. “Winning this event makes me feel like the long hours I put on the golf course has paid off.”
Max Regier, 14, of Saskatoon, managed to separate himself from the rest of the MJT Bantam Boys Division by recording a seven-shot victory. Regier fired rounds of 73 and 69 (142) to take home his third MJT title this year. “I was happy to put two solid rounds together,” commented Regier. “I didn’t make any mistakes that cost me and my short game saved me in round two.”
17-year old Sarah Grieve continues to amaze in the MJT Girls 15-19 Division adding another win to her successful 2020 MJT campaign. The Saskatoon resident fired scores of 79 and 74 (153) to pick up her third win in as many starts. “Playing in the MJT [events] is a great experience and super encouraging,” commented Grieve. “This was one of the most fun [events] of the year.”
A tight contest took place in the MJT Peewee Boys Division between Buena Vista, SK, golfer Elias Haukeness, 12, and Saskatoon’s Jack Maharaj, 12. Both player fired scores of 83 on the first day and sat tied for the lead. Exchanging the lead back and forth throughout the second round, it was Haukeness who emerged on top firing a score of 79 (162) and winning by a single shot. “I was just having fun out there,” commented Haukeness. “I hit fairways and greens and made some putts.” Maharaj fired an 80 on the second day to close with a total of 163 and second place.
T’Kayah Sim, 14, of St. Walburg, SK, came out to compete in her first MJT ever in the Girls U15 Division and recorded identical rounds of 134 (268). Sim commented after rounds saying, “This was my first event and I am excited to play the next one.”
Full results can be viewed here. The next Saskatchewan event is the MJT Golf Saskatchewan OOM Championship at the Legends Golf Club in Warman, on August 23 and 24. More information is online at www.maplejt.com. That event will be the final opportunity for Saskatchewan junior golfers to qualify for the National Championship.
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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.