Nanaimo’s Wilson Wins Low Overall In MJT Playing Under Par Series At Golden Eagle
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2022-03-24
Venue and location: Golden Eagle Golf Club, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
Tournament Dates: March 21-22, 2022
- The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT), Canada’s number one-played junior tour, hosts the first tournament of four in the MJT Playing Under Par series for this season, at the Golden Eagle Golf Club, in Pitt Meadows, BC.
- Over 100 top junior golfers compete, braving the chilly and wet spring weather.
- Mathew Wilson, 15, of Nanaimo, BC, fires consistent rounds of 72-71 (143) en route to being crowned MJT Juvenile and Low Overall Boys Champion, and earns an exemption into the ATB Future Stars Invitational in Edmonton, AB, this June.
- Tina Jiang, 17, of Richmond, BC, shoots outstanding scores of 77-72 (149), winning the MJT Girls 15-19 title along with Low Overall Girls Champion, and earns an AJGA PBE Star.
- Eight golfers qualify for the FCG Callaway World Championship in California, USA, this July.
Top Finishers by Division
MJT Girls U15: Par 72, Ydg 5831, Slope/Rating 124/73.2
1 Amy Lee Langley, BC F 13 80, 76 156
2 Rose Chen Langley, BC F 13 81, 77 158
3 Hui Yu Burnaby, BC F 14 84, 79 163
Winner Quote: Amy Lee, 13, of Langley, BC: “I practiced in different conditions [in off-season] and the work I put in is starting to pay off. Although I’m not completely happy with my play, I feel proud to win especially with the tough conditions. My course management skills have improved and my driver was on point.”
MJT Girls 15-19: Par 72, Ydg 5831, Slope/Rating 124/73.2
1 Tina Jiang Richmond, BC F 17 77, 72 149
2 Ling Yu (Katherine) Hao Burnaby, BC F 14 73, 77 150
3 Lucy Xi Lu Vancouver, BC F 17 77, 76 153
MJT Peewee Boys: Par 72, Ydg 5831, Slope/Rating 116/68.2
1 Tiger Xie Surrey, BC M 11 75, 75 150
2 Tiger Zhao Vancouver, BC M 11 80, 79 159
3 Jeevyn Lotay Burnaby, BC M 12 82, 78 160
Winner Quote: Tiger Xie, 11, of Surrey, BC: “It feels really good to win and worth it, because of all the practice I put in. My off-season prepared me a lot for my putting, and my emotional control. I think my putting contributed a lot to the win, with all of my long putts. Thanks to my coach and all the people who support me.”
MJT Bantam Boys: Par 72, Ydg 6141, Slope/Rating 123/69.4
1 Aidan Liu Richmond, BC M 13 73, 77 150
2 Sukhraj Singh Gill Surrey, BC M 14 78, 73 151
3 Ryan LePrieur Langley, BC M 13 75, 77 152
MJT Juvenile Boys: Par 72, Ydg 6590, Slope/Rating 131/71.6
1 Matthew Wilson Nanaimo, BC M 15 72, 71 143
2 Hyunjun Lee North Vancouver, BC M 15 77, 71 148
3 Ryan Liang Vancouver, BC M 15 76, 73 149
3 Jason Yang Coquitlam , BC M 15 73, 76 149
Winner Quote: Mathew Wilson, 15, of Nanaimo, BC: “I was pretty happy to get my first win of the year and I was happy with how I battled the tough conditions”
MJT Junior Boys: Par 72, Ydg 6590, Slope/Rating 131/71.6
1 Danny Im Langley, BC M 17 75, 73 148
1 Shunkichi Yamamoto Victoria, BC M 16 74, 74 148
3 Luke Quanson Coquitlam, BC M 17 80, 78 158
Winner Quote: Danny Im, 17, of Langley, BC: “It feel good to win and when the conditions got tough, I tried to stick with the fundamentals like my coach taught me to do.”
FCG Callaway World Championship Qualified Players:
Girls 11-12 Clara Ding
Girls 13-14 Amy Lee
Girls 15-16 Ling Yu (Katherine) Hao
Girls 17-18 Tina Jiang
Boys 11-12 Tiger Xie
Boys 13-14 Aidan Liu
Boys 15-16 Matthew Wilson
Boys 17-18 Danny Im
The next stop on the MJT BC Junior Tour is the highly anticipated MJT Chad Hippsley Real Estate Classic at Morgan Creek Golf Course in Surrey on April 9 and 10. To see the full 2022 MJT schedule and upcoming events, please visit the MJT website at www.maplejt.com.
About Playing Under Par
Playing Under Par (PUP) offers strategically designed, evidence-based, structured golf programming. Over the past 6 years, PUP has programmed for junior competitive golfers, elite amateur and college players, and even players competing on the Canadian Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA Tour, and in Major Championships. PUP Programs are designed to help you improve your competitive scores, peak for tournaments, and build towards your future goals, like competing at the collegiate and professional levels. All PUP programs are delivered on a mobile platform with video demonstration of every drill and progression, notes and goals detailed to your skill level, and the ability to track your training stats. PUP Programs can include golf and fitness programming and can be designed for athletes working with a swing instructor or without. MJT members receive exclusive deals on memberships and individual programming.
About the MJT
The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour 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 supported by valued Premier, Tournament and Product Partners. The MJT hosts close to 100 events across Canada, including free Ford Go Golf Junior Clinics, the MJT Mini Tour for 12U and multi-day events for competitive players aged 11-19 which also offer qualifiers for international tournaments. The program has annual awards, scholarships and incentives to help reward 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 the provincial, national, university and professional levels.