Chow And Henderson Crowned MJT Freedom 55 Financial Champions At Rebel Creek
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2018-05-03
Ashley Chow And Dylan Henderson (Photo/MJT)
PETERSBURG, Ontario (MJT) — A quality field played in extremely difficult conditions over the past three days on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s MJT Spring Invitational presented by Freedom 55 Financial at Rebel Creek Golf Club in Petersburg, Ontario, where players were battling for Hoselton champion’s trophies in Boys and Girls 19U on April 27, 28 and 29.
With Rebel Creek Golf Course opening just two days prior due to the recent ice storm, many players teed off for the first time this season at the event, which awarded major MJT Order of Merit points, American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Performance Based Entry (PBE) Stars, World Amateur Golf Ranking points and an exemption into the International Junior Masters (IJM) in East Aurora, New York.
The MJT Freedom 55 Financial Boys Low Overall title was claimed by Dylan Henderson, 17, of Waterloo, Ontario. Henderson, a member of Golf Ontario's High Performance Team, fired rounds of 73-89-74 (227) to edge out Eric Byun, 17, of Richmond Hill, Ontario (72-76-80 = 228) for the trophy. "Coming down the last few holes, especially today, it was a grind, and you had to stick with your swing and stay calm,” Henderson said of the tough conditions. "Coming out here and winning shows that the hard work and everything I have put into it has paid off." His victory secured the exemption in the IJM, the oldest junior championship in North America.
15-year old Ashley Chow of North York, Ontario, posted great rounds of 79-74-74 (227) in the freezing cold and wind to claim the MJT Freedom 55 Financial Girls Low Overall title. Chow, whose victory earned her valuable AJGA PBE Stars, said “I plan on playing a lot of tournaments this year, many MJT, just trying to get as good as I can and to practice all the time.” Finishing in a tie for second place just two strokes back were Hailey Katona, 16, of Tilbury, Ontario, (77-74-78 = 229) and Hailey McLaughlin, 16, of Markham, Ontario (74-76-79 = 229).
Full details are posted on the MJT website here, which also shows winners of the MJT Comeback Award, PLYR Long Drive, and the PLYR Closest-to-the-Pin competitions.
A great MJT schedule of tournaments runs in the province this season; the next stop is the MJT Humber College Classic / IMG Academy Junior Worlds Qualifier at Hidden Lake Golf Club in Burlington, May 12-13, 2018. For registration and event information, please visit the MJT website at www.maplejt.com.
About Freedom 55 Financial
Freedom 55 Financial, a division of London Life Insurance Company, offers financial security advice and planning to Canadians through its 3,760 financial security advisors across Canada. Freedom 55 Financial offers London Life’s own brand of life insurance, savings and investments, retirement income, annuities, and mortgage products to Canadians. For more information visit Freedom55Financial.com.
About the MJT
The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour presented by Boston Pizza 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 presented nationally by Boston Pizza and supported by valued Premier, Tournament and Product Partners. The MJT hosts more than 70 events across Canada, including free Ford Go Golf Junior Clinics, the MJT Mini Tour for 7-12 year olds, the Collegiate Tour for 19-23 year olds, and multi-day events for competitive players aged 11 to 18 which are also qualifiers for international competitions. The program offers annual awards, scholarships, and frequent player incentives to help reward player's 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 provincial, national, university and professional level. For more information on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour, please visit www.maplejt.com