MJT Saskatchewan Mini Tour Finale Plays Out On The Legends in Warman
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2020-08-27
WARMAN, Saskatchewan — The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour held its final Saskatchewan Mini Tour event in Warman on August 23, where young golfers aged 12 and under competed for titles in five divisions in the MJT Mini Tour at the Legends Golf Club.
A star of the show was nine-year old Austin Nesbitt in the MJT Boys 9-10 Division, as the Pilot Butte, SK, resident took it low at the Legends Golf Club, firing a round of 70 to win the division by three strokes. “It feels good to win the last [event] of the year,” commented Nesbitt, who had a remarkable finish to his 2020 Mini Tour season.
The MJT Boys 11-12 Division was captured by Swift Current, SK, golfer Ayden Ross. The 12-year old player fired a round of 82 to win the title by three shots. “I stayed calm,” commented Ross, who was happy with his mental game. “I didn’t get frustrated after a bad shot.”
Regina, SK’s Jun Lee recorded a score of 87 at the Legends Golf Club to come from behind and win the Boys 8U Division. The seven-year old junior golfer was sitting tied for the lead after nine holes before dropping back slightly. Continuing to play his game, Lee’s perseverance shone through to earn the division title by one shot. “I stayed confident in myself,” commented Lee. “It’s great golf and I feel great to win.”
The MJT Girls 11-12 title was taken by 12-year old Chloe Wills with a score of 85. The Kyle, SK, resident won the division by three shots and earned her first Mini Tour win of 2020 and third since beginning to compete last year. “My putting and driving were good,” commented Wills, who looked sharp off the tee and around the greens.
Grace Odnokon, 10, carded a 97 to win the MJT Girls 9-10 Division in style. The Saskatoon, SK, golfer picked up her first win in the finale of the 2020 MJT Saskatchewan Mini Tour, saying, “It feels like all my practice has paid off.”
Full results from the event can be viewed here. This event concludes the 2020 MJT Mini Tour season in Saskatchewan; 2021 Early Bird Memberships will be available in December with details available online at www.maplejt.com.
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.