The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour successfully completed the first event of the BC interior swing on July 19 and 20 in Kamloops.
A full field competed for titles in six divisions in the MJT Ford Series at Rivershore Golf Links, a site that will host the 2022 Canadian Junior Boys Championship.
Windy and smoky conditions prevailed in Kamloops, where the MJT Ford Series tournament was followed by a Kamloops Ford Go Golf Junior Clinic, offering young kids in the community a free introduction to the game from PGA of BC Professionals.
The competitive players had the chance to win a new Ford car with a hole-in-one during the tournament, while taking advantage of the opportunity to accumulate valuable points on the MJT Order of Merit presented by RBC and trying to qualify for the MJT National Championship.
The MJT Bantam Boys Division witnessed 14-year-old Max Osten, of Delta earn his first win on the MJT Junior Tour with solid scores of 75 and 76 (151).
Osten’s last MJT win came on the Mini Tour in 2019, and he has slowly made his way back up the leaderboards in the last 18 months to finish at the top of the podium.
“My game was far from perfect,” said Osten. “I made some long putts in the second round to secure the victory.”
In other results, Delta’s Charlie Derrheim finished 6th in Juvenile Boys with rounds of 72, 80 (152); Delta’s Devon Johnson finished 16th with rounds of 94, 88 (182).
In the Junior Boys division, Delta’s Luke Spencer finished 6th with rounds of 79, 75 (155).