2017 Tournaments

Pinebrook

Date: 07/24/2017
Course: Pinebrook G&CC
Location: Calgary
Pro: Mike Bosch - Assistant Professional
Phone: (403) 246-3315
Email: mike_bosch@pinebrookgolfclub.com
Website: http://www.pinebrookgolfclub.com

Over fifty junior golfers from as far away as Edmonton, Mediicine Hat and Picture Butte were on hand this morning at the immaculate Pinebrook GCC in Calgary for the annual renewal of the Kevin Hipple Memorial Junior Open, today's stop on the McLennan Ross Junior Golf Tour, Presented by Crowe Mackay. "The Hipple" has been in existence for over 30 years, commemorating the life of a former junior member at Pinebrook. 

Inglewood juniors took the top honours in the Gross division of the tournament (more on that later), but the major award at this event is for the overall Low Net Champion, recognizing the youngster who every year has that really good game well beyond his or her usual standards.  Today's Low Net Champion, and recipient of a snappy blue blazer was Nathan Douglas (on the left in the picture above) of the host club, who fired a net score of 8-under par 63, built on a gross score of 90 strokes. Young Mr. Douglas (I'm guessing he's about 12) had a smile as wide as the Bow River as he accepted his blazer and hoisted the gorgeous permanent trophy at the prize presentations.  Stefan Fox, the assistant professional at Pinebrook (R) in charge of their junior program, reports that Nathan has only been playing a couple of years, and is improving by leaps and bounds literally every day.  I'm guessing he might be a name to watch in future years for Low Gross awards on the Tour.

We had some excellent play today from some of the older players on hand.  Andrew Widjaja of Inglewood fired a fine 1-under par 70, two shots clear of Alex Smith of Pinebrook, with Smith's clubmate Shiv Kaura another shot back in solo third on 73. Widjaja led the parade of new qualifiers for the Tour Championship today, and will be joined in the field at Wolf Creek Golf Resort on August 28th by Nicolas Aulicino (76) from Pinebrook from the flight for boys born in 2003 and later, and Carson Rody, also of Pinebrook (are you starting to see a pattern here?) whose 76 of his own topped the flight for boys born in 2001/02.

Wild Card Qualifiers today included Matthew Tamkee (74), yes, he's from Pinebrook, and Spencer Kalnicki (81), an interloper from Willow Park. John Niedermier, also from Willow Park, tied Kalnicki for the second Wild Card spot with his own 81, but left the premises before we could get his contact information.  John , if you're reading this, please send me an email,,,,,Dunc.....

The junior girls division today was led by the Tour's 2015 Girls Tour Champion, Sharmaine Rapisura from Inglewood GCC, who battled her good friend Taylor Stone from Pinebrook throughout the round. Rapisura's 76 was two shots better than Stone's 78 at the end of the round. Rapisura and Stone finished tied for 4th overall at the recent Alberta Golf Junior Girls Championship at Coal Creek Golf Resort.  Both players qualified for the Tour Championship today, but both will be off to begin their college golf careers by the end of August and won't be in the field at Wolf Creek.  Good luck to both young women in their collegiate careers.

Next event on Tour is Thursday, July 27th in Strathmore, with the always popular Canmore Junior Open coming up a week today in the shadow of the Three Sisters mountains. 

Q = Player qualified for Tour Championship at Wolf Creek Golf Resort on August 28th.

WC = Wild Card qualifier for Tour Championship.

PQ = Player had previously qualified for Tour Championship.

The players listed in the Results section are those that finished in the top 6 and ties in each age group, thereby earning Srixon Order of Merit ranking points.  This is not a full list of the scores of every competitor today.

 

 

Overall Top Ten:

 
  Name Home Club Score
1  Andrew WIDJAJA Inglewood 70
2  Alex SMITH Pinebrook 72
3 Shiv KAURA Pinebrook 73
4 Matt Tamkee Pinebrook 74
T5 Carson RODY Pinebrook 76
T5 Nicolas AULICINO Pinebrook 76
T7 Spencer KALNICKI Willow Park 81
T7 John NIEDERMIER Willow Park 81
T9 Brady DIXON Picture Butte 82
T9 Ben CARTIN Willow Park 82
T9 Kaden BERUBE Willow Park 82
T9 Brodie SHIELDS - TYLER Pinebrook 82
Junior Boys Born 1998, 1999 AND 2000
  Name Home Club Score
1 Andrew WIDJAJA Inglewood 70 Q
2 Alex SMITH Pinebrook 72 WC
3 Matt TAMKEE Pinebrook 74 WC
4 Brodie SHIELDS - TYLER Pinebrook 82
5 Korbin ALLAN Strathmore 83
6 Connor WILDE Canal at Delacour 88
       
       
Junior Boys Born 2001 AND 2002
  Name Home Club Score
1 Shiv KAURA Pinebrook 73 PQ
2 Carson RODY Pinebrook 76 Q
T3 Spencer KALNICKI WIllow Park 81 WC
T3 John NIEDERMIER Willow Park 81 WC
T5 Ben CARTIN Willow Park 82
T5 Brady DIXON Picture Butte 82
       
       
Junior Boys Born 2003 and Later
  Name Home Club Score
1 Nicolas AULICINO PInebrook 76 Q
2 Kaden BERUBE Willow Park 82
3 Jake ASSEN Willow Park 84
4 Aneesh KAURA Pinebrook 88
T5 Dillon KINCH Springbank Links 95
T5 Jon VINGE Pinebrook 95
       
Junior Girls
  Name Home Club Score
1 Sharmaine RAPISURA Inglewood 76 Q
2 Taylor STONE Pinebrook 78 WC
3 Sydney KOSTREBA Pinebrook 88
4 Samantha COPELAND Willow Park 91
5 Emily CORNWALL Springbank Links 108
6 Carla Van REMMEN Pinebrook 115
7 Victoria KRUCZKO Edmonton CC 140
       

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