Ponoka, Alta. (May 24, 2016) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association Junior Tour golfers battled against the elements in Ponoka, Alta., at Wolf Creek Resort to claim their division titles. Winners have the opportunity to represent CJGA Team Canada at the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, California.

Junior Boys Division (U19)

Max Sekulic, 16, from Rycroft, Alta., kept a steady lead over the two-day tournament, firing rounds of 72 (+2), 71 (+1) for a tournament total of 143.

Following behind in second place was Cole Radbourne, 18, from Grande Prairie, Alta. Radbourne posted rounds of 87, 81 for a two-day total of 168.

Junior Girls Division (U19)

Sharmine Rapisura, 17, from Calgary, Alta., took home the Junior Girls division title by posting rounds of 79, 81, for a weekend total of 160.

Juvenile Boys Division (U17)

Marco Trstenjak, 16, from Winnipeg, Man., was crowned the Juvenile Boys division champion after back-to-back low rounds. Trstenjak carded rounds of 70 (E), 74 (+4), giving him a tournament total of 144.

From Banff, Alta., Kai Iguchi, 15, came in second place after posting rounds of 76 (+6), 75 (+5), for a weekend total of 151.

Bantam Boys Division (U15)

Marco Banic, 13, from Calgary, Alta., ended the weekend eight strokes over par, firing rounds of 71 (+1), 77 (+7) for a tournament total of 148.

Theo Sekulic, 13, from Rycroft, Alta., and brother of Junior Boys division winner, Max Sekulic, was the Bantam Boys runner-up. Sekulic posted rounds of 86, 82, giving him a two-day total of 168.

Bantam Girls Division (U15)

Jayla Kucy, 10, from Camrose, Alta., was the Bantam Girls division winner. Kucy fired rounds of 95, 101 for a tournament total of 196.


About Canadian Junior Golf Association

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.

Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf.

For more information, please visit www.cjga.com

Its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians, generously supports the Canadian Junior Golf Association. 

For Additional Information:
Jordyn Battista
CJGA Communications Assistant