Two Playoffs Needed in MJT Mini Tour National Championship
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-08-28
By MAPLE LEAF JUNIOR GOLF TOUR
TSAWWASSEN, British Columbia — Players aged 12 and under from across BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba gathered to cap off the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s successful Mini Tour season in Tsawwassen, BC, competing in the MJT Mini Tour National Championship presented by Ford Canada at Tsawwassen Springs.
Extra holes were needed in a playoff to crown the MJT Boys 8U National Champion after Bennett Love, 8, of Red Deer, AB, and Tiger Zhao, 8, of Vancouver, BC, both scored incredibly well. In the end, Love stepped up on the first playoff hole and drained a seven-foot birdie putt to win the National Championship title.
Nine-year-old, Jonathon Xia, of Surrey, BC, came back from being down two shots after the first day become the MJT Boys 9-10 National Champion.
11-year-old, Michael Li, of Vancouver, fired rock solid rounds of 73 and 76 (149) from the Blue Tees to become MJT Boys 11-12 National Champion.
Jingwen (Anna) Dai, 11, of Surrey, continued her fine play on the MJT by winning the MJT Girls 11-12 National Championship title.
After Yeeun Kwon, of Winnipeg, MB, and nine-year-old, Lucy Lin, of Vancouver both made par on the first playoff hole, another par by Lin on the second playoff hole secured her MJT Girls 9-10 National Championship title.
Eight-year-old Sky (Haneul) Park, of Surrey, who has already been playing golf for three years, came out to shoot back-to-back rounds of 80 to finish with a solid total score of 160 in the MJT Girls 8U Division.
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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 close to 80 events across Canada, including free Ford Go Golf Junior Clinics, the MJT Mini Tour for 7 to 12 year olds, the Collegiate Tour for 19 to 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, see www.maplejt.com.