Leduc, AB (May 23, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association held the CJGA Junior at RedTail this past weekend at RedTail Landing Golf Club in Leduc, AB. The golf course was in great condition which resulted in low scores on the leaderboard across all divisions. The event had a very strong Junior Boys field as the tournament was a qualifier for the Junior America’s Cup.
Junior Boys U19
Bradley McKeating pride of Calgary, AB claimed the very tight Junior Boys division title after weekend rounds of 70-72-142, which was good enough for a two shot victory. McKeating’s first round 70 was the low round of the tournament. McKeating likes the course at RedTail Landing as he also won this tournament last year.
“The competition is always strong at this event, we have a lot of good players out here that like to show up to the event, especially this one that counts towards the Junior America’s Cup”, said McKeating in a post round interview “My game was really shaky heading into the event, because I did not play well last week. My goal for this week was to go out there, try to have fun, see what happens and we saw what happened, and it went in my favour”.
Brodie Shields-Tyler also of Calgary, AB finished in a close second place only two shots behind McKeating. Shields-Tyler posted steady rounds of 72-72-144.
Junior Girls U19
MacKenzie Baustad from Calgary, AB was victorious in the Junior Girls division at RedTail Landing over this past weekend. Baustad had weekend rounds of 86-87-173. Baustad’s driver was her best club over the weekend as it was accurate and powerful off the tee.
“I feel like I played well this weekend on some holes, I had a couple hiccups but it was good overall”, explained Baustad post round. She hopes to keep the momentum going entering her next CJGA event.
Bantam Boys U15
Naoki Iwasaki from Edmonton, AB clinched the Bantam Boys division in Leduc over the weekend. Iwasaki had solid rounds of 77-73-150 to clinch the title by two shots. Iwasaki’s final round 73 was the low score of the tournament within the division.
“My strength was my driving, I hit is straight and far every time but my putting let me down”, said Iwasaki when asked about his game over the weekend.
Finishing in second place was Logan Graf of Red Deer, AB with scores of 74-78-152.
Bantam Girls U15
Jayla Kucy of Camrose, AB came out on top of the Bantam Girls division leaderboard by three strokes on Sunday. Kucy had rounds of 87-86-173 to win the division title. Kucy entered the final round with the lead and was able to hold on for the victory.
When asked about the best aspect of her game during the tournament, Kucy had this to say, “My driver, I was hitting it long and straight”. Kucy enjoyed playing RedTail Landing this weekend and though that the course was in good condition and was feeling “pretty good” after her victory on Sunday.
Finishing in solo second place was Kaitlyn Wingnean of Edmonton, AB. Wingnean had weekend rounds of 93-83-176 to finish three shots back of Kucy’s pace. Wingnean’s final round 83 was the lowest score posted in the Bantam Girls division during the tournament.
About the 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. Currently in its 25th year, 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.
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.
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