Regina’s Hallie Crozier has her first Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) win of the season.
The 18-year-old Ferris State commit won the 15-19 girls age group at this past weekend’s 54-hole, three-day MJT event at Swift Current’s Elmwood Golf Club. A member at Royal Regina Golf Club, Crozier carded back-to-back rounds of 74 before finishing with a 76 for a three round total of 224.
Camrose. Alta. golfer Jayla Kucy was second at 245 (78, 86, 81) while Chloe Wills from nearby Kyle took third place at 252 (89, 85, 78).
In the under-15 girl’s division, it was Aliyah Hull from Chestermere. Alta. taking the top spot at 244 (81, 82, 81), just a shot better than Tayla Perry of Regina. The Wascana Country Club (WCC) junior member shot 79 on day one, 82 in the second round, and 84 on the final day on Monday.
Saskatoon’s Grace Odnokon was third at 248 (81, 87, 80).
On the boy’s side the winning ways continued for Pilot Butte golfer Austin Nesbitt.
Nesbitt, 11, won his second straight MJT event Monday taking the category by eight shots over Humboldt’s Tylan Wallin. Nesbitt shot 72, 76, and 79 during the tournament played at just over 5,900 yards for the peewee division. The WCC finished at 27, Wallin had 235 (76, 74, 85).
Assiniboia’s Caydin Karst was third at 277 (98, 87, 92).
Aricin Franklin of Saskatoon has his second win of the season too after taking the bantam boys division again. The Riverside Country Club player held off a trio of out of province golfers for the win with a score of 228 (75, 74, 79).
Jayden Arnold of Calgary and Harrison Kiziak of Fort Saskatchewan tied for second at 232. In third was Brandon, Man. native Hunter Oakden.
Regina’s Kai Kriekle rounded out the top-five at 239 (81, 79, 79).
In the juvenile boy’s division Warman’s Dane Giebrecht was the top Saskatchewan player finishing in a tie for top spot through 54 holes, but Spruce Grove, Alta. product Peter Hlushak won the category in a playoff. Russel Quinn of St. Albert, Alta. also tied for first at 224.
Saskatoon’s Ryan Mosher and Jack Maharaj as well as Martensville’s Brayden Skene tied for fourth at 226.
The overall winner of the event on the men’s bracket was Saskatoon’s Thomas Danielson. Making his season debut, the Riverside Country Club member went 72, 67, 70, on route to a two stroke win over both Myles Johnson and Chase Pochylko.
Ryan Garbutt of Edmonton was fourth while Max Regier of Saskatoon found himself in the top-five tied with Rocky View County, Alta. athlete Zachary Haydamack at 216.
The Saskatchewan Junior Order of Merit (OMT) standings are up to date after a pair of MJT events. The next tournament o the junior OMT schedule is The Willows Club Junior Open on June 10 and 11. To register click here.