MJT Team Canada Enjoys ‘Lifetime Experience’ In Australia
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-10-10
For the 12th consecutive year, the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour sent a Canadian contingent to compete in Australia, to gain international exposure and experience in the Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG) International Junior Classic at Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club, Hunter Valley, NSW.
Out of the 148 boys who teed it up in the Individual Boys Championship, low Canadian honours at the event went to Alberta’s Tommy McKenzie, of Calgary, who carded rounds of 79, 75, 70, and 79 (303) for a solo 37th place finish. His Canadian teammates Kyle Mayner, of Kelowna, BC, and Danny Im, of Langley, BC, finished with rounds of 80, 75, 79, and 73 (307) and 80, 80, 78, and 84 (322) respectively.
In the 60-strong Girls division, Canada’s Alessandra Nagayo, of Toronto, ON, led the way for MJT Team Canada, finishing tied for 26th after recording rounds of 78, 81, 80, and 75 (314), while compatriot, Morgan Rutledge, of Melancthon, ON, finished with scores of 95, 92, 85, and 92 (364).
The tournament hosts, Jack Newton Junior Golf, came first out of the 14 in the tournament with a final score of one-under, 575 (143, 141, 144, 147). MJT Team Canada finished one stroke back of Japan in eighth place, with a final score of 617 (157, 156, 150, 154).
Team uniforms and golf bags were provided courtesy of generous support from MJT’s Official International Travel Partner, TuGo. TuGo also supports MJT programs via a partnership where MJT receives a contribution from every travel insurance policy sold.
For over 50 years, TuGo's dedication to travellers, partners and employees, has made it one of Canada's top travel insurance providers and a Canada's Best Managed Company. If you plan on traveling and require insurance, consider using the MJT’s official Travel Insurance Partner, TuGo, by obtaining a quote using this link. All policies secured through our partnership with TuGo will generate a return of 10%, which goes back into the MJT programs, such as the Nordic Junior Team Matches.
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 over 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 on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour, please visit www.maplejt.com.