Future of Golf Looks Good After Successful Finale to MJT Saskatchewan Mini Tour Season

Grace Odnokon


WARMAN, Saskatchewan — The inaugural Saskatchewan Mini Tour Season for players aged 12 and under on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour has been a success, with its last stop for 2019 running in Warman. Young golfers came out to compete in five divisions in the MJT Mini Tour at the Legends Golf Club.

Winning the MJT Boys 8U Division was Saskatoon, SK-resident, Peyton Olynick. The eight-year-old young golfer carded an 82 to win the division by two shots.

The MJT Boys 9-10 Division was captured by Saskatoon’s Lucas Sturgeon. The nine-year-old upcoming star carded an 81, his third win on his first full year on the MJT Mini Tour.

Oliver Matyczuk, 11, of Saskatoon, took home some hardware winning the MJT Boys 11-12 Division with a score of 86.

Taking home the Low Overall Girls score for the tournament was Saskatoon’s Grace Odnokon, with a 97. The nine-year-old player acquired her second win of the Mini Tour season.

Playing in her first career MJT Mini Tour event was Saskatoon-native, Alyssa Elliot, 12, who carded a 136 in the MJT Girls 11-12 Division.

Full results including PLYR Closest-to-the-Pin competition winners are posted on the MJT website here. Next year’s schedule will be available online in January; the MJT will also offer an Early Bird Membership for the program.

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.