Xu, Truong, MacPherson Earn First Wins At MJT Mini Tour Ontario Finale
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2020-08-27
UXBRIDGE, Ontario — The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour returned to Uxbridge, Ontario on August 18 to host the MJT Mini Tour presented by ClubLink at Wyndance Golf Club. Junior golfers under the age of 12 competed in six divisions marking the finale of a record-breaking season on the MJT Mini Tour in Ontario.
Earning her first career MJT victory in the Girls 11-12 Division was Sophia C. Xu, of Richmond Hill, ON. The 11-year old golfer carded a score of 56 on the par-54 executive course at Wyndance Golf Club to win the division in convincing fashion. “I stayed calm,” commented Xu. “I was able to get the ball up-and-down when I didn’t hit the green.”
The MJT Girls 9-10 Division witnessed nine-year old Krisline Truong shoot a 63 with one birdie to capture her division title. The Mississauga, ON, resident acquired her first career MJT Mini Tour victory with her performance at Wyndance Golf Club. “It feels great to win my division title,” commented Truong who also commented on how much work and practice she had been putting in leading up to the event.
Separating himself from a packed leaderboard in the MJT Boys 11-12 Division was 12-year old Ashston Rinaldi. The Springwater, ON, golfer carded a score of 62 to win the division by three shots over four other players. “I was hitting the right shots and staying focused,” commented Rinaldi when asked about the key to his victory.
Maple, ON, resident Dustin Zhao held on to the very end to take home the title in the MJT Boys 9-10 Division. The eight-year old player made a crucial birdie on the 18th hole to secure his victory. “Concentration was the key to my win,” commented Zhao who impressed with his immaculate concentration on the final hole.
Kingston MacPherson, of Aurora, ON, fired a 70 in the MJT Boys 8U Division to earn his first career MJT Mini Tour victory. The seven-year old rising star took home his division title by two shots. “It feels good to win,” remarked MacPherson. “I had a lot of fun playing.”
Shooting an 82 in the MJT Girls 8U Division was eight-year old Emilia Buhagiar, of Scarborough, ON. “I had lots of fun,” commented Buhagiar after her performance. “The MJT events are well run.”
Full results of the event can be viewed here. This event marked the finale of the 2020 MJT Mini Tour season in Ontario. The MJT Mini Tour National Championship at Tsawwassen Springs takes place August 20 and 21 in Tsawwassen, BC. More information can be found at www.maplejt.com.
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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.