Langley golfers Caleb Davies, Sueah Park and Danny Im won their divisions when the BC Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour schedule began in the busy month of July in Chilliwack and the first of five Junior Tour events in five weeks in BC Chilliwack Golf & Country Club hosted 6-7. July.
An elite field of junior golfers from all over the province competed in the MJT Ford Series at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club for titles in six divisions and counted the opportunities to collect valuable points.
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After eight seasons on the MJT developing his game, Davies, 16, fired excellent rounds of 70 and 69 (139), not only for his first MJT title, but also for the tournament’s low total score. Davies made his first trip to the top of the podium as the MJT Juvenile Boys Champion after making nine birdies through 36 holes.
“The key to my victory was my mental game,” commented Davies.
“I feel great to win this event and that I have always been able to hold my own to win.” Joshua Ince, 15, of Surrey, BC, finished the division in second place with 72 and 75 (147).
Park, 17, was victorious as the MJT Girls 15-19 champion after the fourth playoff hole in a three-way playoff.
The Langley golfer made a brilliant up and down, earning back-to-back MJT titles since the BC season reopened.
“I’m so happy to win in a row,” commented Park, who picked up a new pair of golf shoes from Adidas Golf.
“My short game really helped me and I was able to stay calm throughout the playoff.”
Park shared the lead with 2020 MJT National Champion Tina Jiang of Richmond, who finished second in the playoff, and 16-year-old Anaya Bhandal of Surrey, who completed the podium in third place.
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Im, the 2020 MJT BC Order of Merit winner and national champion, took the title in the MJT Junior Boys Division after shooting 69 and 72 (141).
I picked up eight birdies over 36 holes, including his last five holes at two under par.
“I tried to wait for the right opportunity,” Im commented after his round.
“The course played in great shape and I did my best to work on the things my coach and I were working on.” Russell Howlett, 19, of Delta, finished second in the division after leading with an opening round of 68 on day one.
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Sueah Park, 17, of Langley, won the MJT Girls 15-19 division after the fourth playoff hole in a three-way playoff on July 8th at Chilliwack Golf and Country Club. (MJT)