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15 Saskatchewan golfers in MJT National Championship field

Written by Clark Stork
L to r; Autumn Neiszner, Ella Kozak, Raylyn Schmidt, and Carey McLean. Photo courtesy Hillary Neiszner.

Young golfers from across Canada including 15 from Saskatchewan will tee off Friday in the Maple Leaf Junior Tour (MJT) National Championship in Phoenix, Arizona.

112 golfers, all via invite will participate in the three-round tournament at the Legacy Golf Resort. A shotgun start will take place a 9 a.m. Saskatchewan time.

Taking part in no particular order are the following players followed by their age and hometown:

Jace Carlisle, 16, Estevan
Will Danielson, 15, Saskatoon
Chase Gedak, 16, Estevan
Dane Giesbrecht, 11, Warman
Jax Gipman, 19, Martensville
Darien Herlick, 13, Weyburn
Ella Kozak, 12, Yorkton
Carey McLean, 17, Deer Valley
Keighton McNab, 19, Saskatoon
Autumn Nieszner, 14, Regina
Brayden Nestman, 17, Avonlea
Cole Obrigewitsch, 19, Deer Valley
Max Regier, 13, Saskatoon
Raylyn Schmidt, 17, Moose Jaw
Griffin Wilson, 17, Swift Current

Collegiate, junior, and juvenile golfers will play over 6,600 yards, golfers in the bantam boys (13-14) age group will play from 5,958 yards and under-12 boys and girls will play an over 5,600 yard track.

The players took part in a practice round on Thursday to prepare for the 54-hole event. The champions will be crowned at an awards banquet Sunday.