MJT makes final stop of the season in Saskatchewan

Theoren West was the MJT low shooter at their tournament in Warman this past weekend. Photo - Jeff Chambers

The 2021 Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) made its final stop in Saskatchewan over the weekend at Warman’s Legends Golf Club.

Wawota’s Theoren West was the low shooter of the 36-hole event which caps the 18-year-olds season with another victory. West shot 70 during round one on Saturday before he blistered the 6700-plus yard set up to the tune of a 66 on Sunday. He edged Regina’s Will Blake by three strokes for the win in the junior boys category.

Blake was a shot lower than Kindersley’s Cort Tunall at 139 in second, Tunall carded a 140 with back-to-back 70’s to claim bronze.

Juvenile Boys

Tommy Danielson of Saskatoon was the winner in the juvenile boys division with a score of 137. Danielson shot 70 on day one and 67 in round two. He held off Weyburn’s Darien Herlick by three shots.

Herlick carded a 71 and 69. Saskatoon golfer Max Regier placed third after a pair of 71 rounds.

Bantam Boys

Dane Giesbrecht used his home course advantage to give him a leg up and another MJT title.

The 14-year-old shot 75 Saturday and 70 on Sunday for a 36-hole total of 145, a two shot victory over Elias Haukeness. The Buena Vista product shot 77 in round one, a tidier 70 on day two.

Russell Quinn of Wainwright, Alberta placed third in the division with a score of 152 (78, 74).

Peewee Boys

Saskatoon’s Aricin Franklin is making a name for himself on the MJT this summer. The 12-year-old Saskatoon golfer picked up his third win of the summer in the peewee boys age group.

Franklin posted a 79 in round one and a 73 in his second round. His 152 was three shots better than fellow Saskatoon golfer Lucas Sturgeon. Sturgeon went 77, 78 at the event to claim the silver medal.

Rounding out the top-three was Jayden Chernoff of Estevan, he finished with a 158 (82, 76).

Under-15 Girls

Tayla Perry of Regina has found herself at the top of the under-15 girls leaderboard several times this summer.

The 12-year-old ran away with the age group win with rounds of 83 and 88 in Warman on the weekend. Her 36-hole score of 171 gave her a 12 shot victory over Chloe Wills of Kyle.

Wills shot rounds of 86 and 97.

Niya Friesen of Swift Current was third at 185 (90, 95).

15-19 Girls

Saskatoon’s Sarah Grieve will cap her MJT season within Saskatchewan’s borders with a win.

Grieve carded a 76 in round one and a 74 on Sunday to secure a seven shot victory over Symone Ripley, also of Saskatoon. Ripley posted scores of 80 and 77.

Hallie Crozier of Regina was third at 175 (89, 86) to round out the top-three.

The complete results can be found here.

The MJT National Championship will be held in Surrey, British Columbia from Oct. 8 – 11.

All photos courtesy Jeff Chambers.