MJT Future Stars Shine, Graf To Make PGA TOUR Canada Debut
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2022-06-14
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ATB partnered with Canada’s number-one played Junior Golf Tour, the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT), to host the MJT Future Stars Invitational presented by ATB at The Edmonton Petroleum Golf & Country Club in Edmonton, AB, on June 11-12, 2022, leading into the PGA TOUR Canada tournament week.
The Invitational saw 18 top juniors in Canada qualify to participate in a 36-hole, stroke-play event under PGA TOUR Canada conditions, where they enjoyed a professional tour experience with the chance to win an exemption into the ATB Classic presented by Volvo Edmonton at the Edmonton Petroleum G&CC on the PGA TOUR Canada's schedule from June 16-19, 2022.
All 18 players and families were allowed ‘inside the ropes’ and were treated like PGA TOUR Canada competitors during an incredible weekend.
Logan Graf, 18, of Sylvan Lake, AB, won the MJT Future Stars Invitational after firing 72-70 (142) and as the low qualifier will be making his PGA TOUR Canada debut this coming week.
“This is a really exciting event for junior golf here in Canada that brings a unique opportunity,” stated MJT Future Stars Invitational Winner, Logan Graf. “I was fortunate enough to have my game come together this week and am looking forward to competing in the ATB Classic.”
It was a tie for second between Josiah Tong, 16, of Heritage Pointe, AB (75-70) and Brett Jones, 15, of Calgary, AB (68-77). Both receive exemptions into the MJT National Championship presented by TaylorMade & adidas Golf at Orange County National in Orlando, Florida, this November.
“The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour was really excited to showcase some of the best juniors in the country via this wonderful opportunity offered to our members by ATB,” said Trent Matson, MJT National Operations Director. “Many MJT members aspire to play professionally one day, so it is a big moment to get this custom PGA TOUR Canada experience and then have one of them actually have the opportunity to play in a professional tournament with PGA TOUR Canada.”
Meet the ‘MJT 18’ by clicking on this link to their bios.
Junior Boys: Petroleum G&CC: Par 72, Ydg 6684, Slope/Rating 132/71.9
1 Logan Graf Sylvan Lake, AB M 18 72, 70 142
2 Josiah Tong Heritage Pointe, AB M 16 75, 70 145
2 Brett Jones Calgary, AB M 15 68, 77 145
4 Tate Bruggeman Edmonton, AB M 15 74, 73 147
5 Aneesh Kaura Calgary, AB M 17 76, 75 151
6 Cole Bergheim Red Deer, AB M 18 77, 75 152
6 Christian Hansen Okotoks, AB M 17 73, 79 152
8 Chase Pochylko Saskatoon, SK M 17 76, 77 153
8 Joshua Ince Surrey, BC M 16 74, 79 153
10 Harvey Liu Surrey, BC M 14 78, 77 155
11 Connor Czirjak Rocky View County, AB M 16 80, 76 156
11 Matthew Wilson Nanaimo, BC M 15 75, 81 156
11 Solomon Decksheimer Calgary, AB M 17 72, 84 156
14 Nikko Sebjanic Calgary , AB M 18 77, 80 157
15 Zachary Szakacs Corman Park, SK M 19 78, 81 159
16 Kye Fisher Leduc, AB M 17 84, 81 165
17 Daniel Xu Richmond, BC M 16 82, 84 166
18 Christian Flick Heritage Pointe, AB M 15 85, 82 167
About the MJT
The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour is Canada’s number one-played Junior Golf Tour, as well as the only national junior tour, run exclusively by PGA of Canada Professionals and the ‘Road to College Golf’ in Canada. The organization is supported by valued Premier, Tournament and Product Partners. The MJT hosts close to 100 events across Canada, including free Ford Go Golf Junior Clinics, the MJT Mini Tour for 12U and multi-day events for competitive players aged 11-19 which also offer qualifiers for international tournaments. The program has annual awards, scholarships and incentives to help reward performance and participation throughout each season. MJT alumni include many Professional Tour players and PGA of Canada Professionals, as well as Canadian Amateur, National and Provincial Junior Champions. The MJT aims to develop champions, in golf and in life, promoting the game from grassroots through to the provincial, national, university and professional levels.