Salazar runs away with MJT win at Elk Ridge

Guillermo Salazar was the overall low shooter at the MJT stop at Elk Ridge this past weekend. Submitted photo - Jeff Chambers

Waskesiu’s Guillermo Salazar didn’t have far to carry home his prize pack from the Maple Leaf Junior Tour’s (MJT) stop in Elk Ridge over the weekend.

Making the shortest commute to the resort for the 36 hole tournament, Salazar posted rounds of 69 and 74 to win the junior boys and overall championship at the event.

Chase Pochyko, coming off an extremely busy July placed second at 150 with back-to-back 75’s while his Saskatoon counterpart Jackson Wingert was just a shot behind Pochylko at 151 (76, 75).

Regina’s Luke Cote and Micah Tangjerd of Saskatoon were tied for fourth at 153.

Juvenile Boys

Saskatoon’s Tommy Danielson was a winner again on the MJT this year, he fired rounds of 71 and 80 for a two day total of 151 to claim the juvenile boys category.

Walker Cote of Saskatoon was second at 154 (79, 75), Estevan’s Ryan Chernoff shot 78 and 77 to finish at 155, good enough for third place.

Max Regier of Saskatoon was fourth at 156 (79, 77). Oly Zintel (Saskatoon) and Darien Herlick (Weyburn) tied for fifth at 159.

Bantam Boys

A familiar name could be found at the top of the bantam boys age group after the event, Elias Haukeness of Buena Vista was a winner by three shots.

Haukeness posted a 77 on day one followed by a 79, his 156 kept him ahead of Kerr Cudmore who placed second at 159 (82, 77). Ryan Mosher of Saskatoon and Sucker River product Dade Bernatchez tied for third at 160.

Peewee Boys

Saskatoon’s Aricin Franklin is finding success this season on the MJT circuit. The 12-year-old ran away with the peewee boys category winning by eight shots. Franklin shot 82 in round one but chopped eight shots off on day two for a 156.

Shae Maunula of North Battleford finished second at 164 (81, 83). A pair of Regina golfers tied for third place. Kai Kriekle and Adam Muntain each shot 36-hole totals of 169.

Under-15 Girls

Chloe Wills of Kyle used back-to-back rounds of 89 to win the under-15 girls division at Elk Ridge. Wills’ score of 178 was 10 shots better than Niya Friesen of Swift Current. Friesen carded a 91 on day one, she shot 97 during round two.

Tayla Perry of Regina was third at 191 (98, 93).

15 – 19 Girls

Saskatoon’s Sarah Grieve has another MJT title to her lengthy junior resume. She shot 75 during round one and followed that with a 72 for a 147 and first place.

Symone Ripley of Saskatoon was second at 157 (80, 77). Regina’s Autumn Neiszner was third at 158 with identical rounds of 79.

The complete results from the MJT event can be found here.

*All photos courtesy Jeff Chambers