Saskatchewan golfers fared well in Phoenix, Arizona during this weekend’s Maple Leaf Junior Tour (MJT) National Championship.
Deer Valley’s Cole Obrigewitsch was the closest to a championship in his age group falling four shots strokes back in the collegiate age group. The 19-year-old fired a 54-hole, 224 (72, 75, 77) slightly behind Calgary’s Jacob Magee. Keighton McNab, 19, of Saskatoon carded 229, he finished in fourth place. Martensville golfer Jax Chipman posted rounds of 79, 79, 75 fishing in fifth place 13 strokes back. The collegiate age group played from 6,600 yards with a par of 71.
TS&M Woodlawn member Jace Carslisle also carded a 223 (78, 73, 72) in the junior boys age group that left the Estevan product in fifth place among 26 17 and 18-year-old golfers. Griffin Wilson of Swift Current placed eighth in the age group with 228 (75, 76, 77). Avonlea’s Brayden Nestman carded a 245 and finished 21st.
Two Saskatchewan golfers competed in the juvenile boy’s division. Estevan’s Chase Gedak scored a 21-over, 234. The 16-year-old finished in 27th position. Will Danielson of Saskatoon was two strokes back of Gedak in 29th place at 236 (75. 82, 79).
The top provincial finisher in the bantam boy’s division was Weyburn’s Derien Herlick. The 13-year-old shot 76 in round one, a seven-over 77 in round two and 77 Sunday in the final round. Herlick placed 10th. Saskatoon’s Max Regier posted a 239 with rounds of 79, 83, and 77.
Dane Giesbrecht of Warman was the lone peewee boy golfing, the 11-year-old shot 265 from 5,600 yards.
In the 15-18 girl’s category Carey McLean of Deer Valley fired rounds of 82, 83, and 87 for finished at 252. The 17-year-old placed seventh in the division, Moose Jaw’s Raylyn Schmidt was just behind her with a total of 266.
Ella Kozak, 12, of Yorkton placed in the top five of the under-15 girl’s age bracket. The Deer Park golfer shot 247 (84, 78, 85). Regina’s Autumn Neiszner, on the strength of her best round ever of 81 during the second round finished in seventh in the age group at 253.
The complete results can be seen here.