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Woodlawn set to host Maple Leaf Junior Tour event

Written by Clark Stork

The top junior golfers from across Saskatchewan and surrounding provinces will take over the Woodlawn Golf Club on May 19 and 20. The Maple Leaf Junior Tour (MJT) will begin their Saskatchewan stops in Estevan Saturday. General Manager of the course, Amanda Minchin said despite the club’s late opening the course is in great shape to start the season.

“The course is in solid shape, like everybody we got a late start,” she said. “Even with this dry spell we’re still pretty green too.”

The 18-hole-course will vary from over 6,200 yards to just over 5,000 depending on the age and division of the expected 70 competitors. Among the field will be the Woodlawn team including Jace Carlisle, Reegan Robinson, Chase Gedak and Drew Fenwick. All four competed last weekend in an MJT event in Portage la Prairie. Minchin expects the group to continue their strong start to the season.

“The Woodlawn team performed really well last week. The team will work hard on their home course this weekend, put up good scores and build on their start to the season” she said.

Estevan’s premier course last hosted an MJT event two years ago. The tour is part of the Order of Merit standing system that accumulates through out the season leading to a national event. The deadline to register is today.