Familiar names scatter leaderboard at Maple Leaf Tour event at Moon Lake

L to R; Jeff Chambers, Josh Nagy, TJ Baker.

Saskatoon’s Josh Nagy posted the lowest score of over 80 competitors in this past weekend’s Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) at Moon Lake Golf and Country Club.

Nagy, 16, fired a 144 (73, 71) over the 36-hole event to win the juvenile boy’s division by five shots over Waskesiu’s TJ Baker, 15. Richard Dou of Calgary placed third in the category with a 154 (69, 85). Nagy came from behind by four strokes after the first round to win. He said his game is going well ahead of the Junior Championships next week.

“It feels great to win this week. Provincials are here soon, so it was nice to play well on this course,” he told MJT staff.

Weyburn’s Darien Herlick, 12, carded a 166 (85, 81) to take the peewee boy’s division. He edged 12-year-old Kindersley golfer Keaton Cote for the win. Saskatoon’s Max Regier, 12, placed third, four back of the leader.

In the bantam age group Will Danielson, 14, of Saskatoon posted rounds of 74 and 86 for a two-day total of 160, one better than Regina’s Will Blake. Cort Tunall, 14, was two back in third place.

The junior boy’s division was won by Keighton McNab, 18, of Saskatoon. He carded 154 (78, 76) outlasting Deer Valley golfer Cole Obrigewitsch, 18, by a four-stroke margin. Steven Duchscher, 17, placed third with a 159 (80, 79).

Three athletes competed in the collegiate division, Saskatoon’s Julian Gilewicz, 19, shot his way to a 12-stroke victory over 19-year-old Jax Gipman of Martensville. Josh Lipka, 20, also of Saskatoon fired a 189 (94, 95) to round out the age group placings.

Regina’s Alexandra Schmidt (above, right), 17, posted the lowest round of the female competitors.

She shot 163 (83, 80) well ahead of Deer Valley golfer Carey McLean, 16, who fired 179 (85, 94) over the two rounds. Saskatoon’s Sarah Grieve was a stroke back of McLean in third place in the 15-18 girl’s division.

Brooklin Fry (above, left) of Shell Lake was the U15 girl’s winner with a score of 183 (92, 91). The 13-year-old competed against Regina’s Autumn Neiszner, 14, in the age group, she posted rounds of 103 and 105.

All the results can be found here.

Nagy and the five other division winners have earned invitations to the 2018 MJT International Players Championship at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Resort in Jasper, Alta. from Aug. 13 to 15.

The next Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour stop in Saskatchewan is the MJT–PGA of Saskatchewan Junior Championship at Dakota Dunes Golf Links in Saskatoon on July 23 and 24. Positions on MJT Team West for the National Team Challenge in Niagara Falls are on the line.


With files from the MJT’s Russ MacKay.