McKenzie’s Eagle, Eight Birdies Earns MJT Low Overall at Grey Silo
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-08-28
By MAPLE LEAF JUNIOR GOLF TOUR
WATERLOO, Ontario — Young golfers gathered to compete for titles in six divisions at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s MJT Ford Series at Grey Silo Golf Club in Waterloo, ON, on August 24 and 25, where members were also eligible to qualify for the season-ending MJT Boston Pizza National Championship presented by TaylorMade and adidas golf at Reunion Resort in Florida this November.
The tournament also featured a chance to win a Ford EcoSport S with a Hole-in-One contest, where several players came tantalizingly close. Complimenting the event was a MJT Ford Go Golf! Junior Clinic sponsored by Parkway Ford, held on August 23 at Grey Silo Golf Club to introduce boys and girls to the game of golf for free.
All eyes were on the MJT Juvenile Boys Division where three-time 2019 MJT champion, Tommy McKenzie, put on a show. The 16-year-old from Calgary, Alberta, made the trip to the tournament worth his while, recording scores of 72 and 71 (143) including an eagle and eight birdies. This win is McKenzie’s fourth of the 2019 season in four starts. Finishing just four shots back in second place was Caledonia, ON-resident, Charlie Cooper. The 16-year-old fired respectable scores of 75 and 72 (147) including finishing three under in his last two holes of the tournament.
For PLYR Long Drive, PLYR Closest-to-the-Pin and the MJT Booster Juice Comeback Award winners, please visit the highlights page for the tournament here. Exemptions for the national tournament will be announced once qualifying has completed across the country.
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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.