Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour hosts event featuring Sask. players

Austin Nesbitt (left) took third place in the bantam age group in Lethbridge at an MJT event. (Photo/Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour/Facebook)

The competitive season is open for a trio of Saskatchewan juniors after the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) kicked off their Alberta schedule in Lethbridge this past weekend.

The Global Sport Academy Spring Classic at Paradise Canyon Golf Resort had three bantam (U15) players from Saskatchewan in the field. Leading the way was Pilot Butte’s Austin Nesbitt. The youngest player in the field in his age group, last year’s under-13 Order of Merit (OMT) winner placed third in the 36-hole event. The Wascana Country Club member opened with an 80 but bounced back with a 76 to place third overall, seven shots back of the winner.

Saskatoon’s Hudson Diederichs went 82 and 83, he tied for seventh, and Ian Davis, also of Saskatoon was 10th at 169 (85,84).

The first Saskatchewan MJT event will also open the OMT season on May 11 and 12 in Estevan at TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club. To register, click here.

The winners of the OMT’s from this season will receive exemptions into a provincial championship of their choosing next season.

For more information on the OMT schedules, click here.