2018 Tournaments

Wolf Creek Golf Resort - Tour Championship

Date: 08/27/2018
Course: Wolf Creek GR - Tour Championship
Location: Ponoka
Pro: Ryan Vold - Director of Golf
Phone: 866.783.6050
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Overall Top Twenty: We have listed every player's score in the Results section, not because we want to embarass some player who maybe had a rough day, but to recognize these kids for their achievement in qualifying for the Tour Championship.

 

Bottom Left: The 2018 McLennan Ross Junior Tour Champions:  Mathieu Chapdelaine (L) from Connaught GC in Medicine Hat and Jayla Kucy (R) from Camrose GC.

 

Bottom :  It was a cold and blustery morning at Wolf Creek as 94 juniors from across Alberta warmed up for the Tour Championship.

 Top Left: Titleist Order of Merit Winners for 2018:  (L to R)  Chase Bodoano, Broadmoor GC; Cole Bergheim, Red Deer GCC; Jace Shannon, Forestburg GC; Jayla Kucy, Camrose GC

 

They came from across the province.  From Grande Prairie and Wabasca to Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.  Big city private clubs like Derrick and Priddis Greens to rural Alberta courses like Forestburg and Westlock.  But one thing that the 94 junior golfers in attendance at Wolf Creek Golf Resort had in common yesterday was a love for golf and a strong desire to compete, no matter what the conditions. And the conditions weren't great to start out with, as it was flat out cold and blustery when play began at 11 am.  The pro shop had sold out of toques and kids were using their Tour Championship first-tee gift driver covers as hand warmers!  But they soldiered on and we only had one WD throughout the day, and that was a youngster from Lethbridge who had injured his ribs, not because of any lack of heart of desire.  Every other player in the field posted his or her score, no matter what, and that to me speaks volumes about the strength of character of these kids.

A big thank-you has to go out to Director of Golf Ryan Vold and his entire team at Wolf Creek.  Ryan has hosted the Tour Championship every year since the Tour's inception in 1996 and I don't think I have ever seen the entire 36-hole facility in better condition.  Course Superintendent Mike and his team are doing a fantastic job!  I also want to thank eleven of  my fellow Alberta Golf rules official pals who volunteered their time to come to Wolf Creek to help with marshalling, ball spotting and rulings today for the kids.  Wolf Creek is a tough golf course (no kidding!) and their help sure made things run much more smoothly. Thanks, guys!

It appeared for a while as the scores came in that we might have a 3-way playoff in the junior boys' division, but Mathieu Chapdelaine, 18, of Connaught GC in Medicine Hat got his nose to the finish line in 75 shots to edge out Chase Bodoano of Broadmoor, Kaiden Nicholson of Edmonton CC and Brendan Weiland of Springbanks Links by a single shot. Chapdelaine's round was especially impressive as he didn't exactly bolt from the starting gate as he was 7-over par after only six holes!  But he knuckled down to play his last 12 holes in 2-under par to take home the Tour Championship trophy and some nice prize money to boot!

In the junior girls' division,  12-year-old Jayla Kucy of Camrose continued her recent run of strong play as she fired a very impressive  77 to become the youngest-ever Tour Champion, boy OR girl, in Tour history. Kucy captured the Alberta Golf Bantam Championship last week at Goose Hummock Golf Resort and left Kaitlyn Wingnean of the Derrick in her rear view mirror on Monday.  Wingnean, who won the Titleist Order of Merit titles on the Tour from 2015-2017 inclusive, was runner-up with an 83.  Kaitlyn has had a nice summer as well, as she finished third at the Alberta Golf Junior Girls Championship at Coyote Creek GR in Sundre back in July and was part of Team Alberta at the Golf Canada Canadian Junior Girls Championship in BC earlier this month.

We had an unprecedented guest today in the junior girls flight, as 17-year-old Annabelle Ackroyd of Calgary, the current Alberta Golf Junior Girls champion, was invited to play as a non-competing marker.  Annabelle had played a lot of McLennan Ross events when she was about Jayla's age as she was starting her competitive career, and she had emailed me to ask if she could volunteer to help out at the Tour Championship in some way.  I asked her if she wanted to play in an unofficial capacity in the company of some of the younger girls as a role model for these kids.  In addition to winning the Alberta Junior title this summer, Ackroyd also qualified to compete in the USGA Junior Girls Championship and the USGA Womens' Amateur.  She has committed to play for the University of Minnesota womens' golf program beginning in 2019, so it was a great experience for Jayla Kucy and Jenna Sand to see Ackroyd's game up close during their round.  Annabelle sure didn't disappoint either as she toured Wolf Creek in  a tidy 71 shots, which would have been the alltime Tour Championship scoring record for girls had it been an official round.

We also handed out prizes at the end of play for the Titleist Order of Merit winners. Jace Shannon of Forestburg had already clinched the title in the flight for boys born in 2004 and later, but we had some changes on the leaderboard in the other divisions.  Jayla Kucy overtook Jenna Sand of Bashaw with her win today (points double at the Tour Championship) and Chase Bodoano ran down regular season leader Cole Ruelling of Lewis Estates in the flight for boys born in 1999-2001 with his T2 showing today in his age group. Cole Bergheim of Red Deer GCC wasn't leaving anything to chance as he protected his lead in the flight for boys born in 2002-2003 by finishing third in his age group with a 78 and widened his margin of victory for the Order of Merit title in the process.  I will get the final standings up on the website for the Titleist Order of Merit in the next day or so.

Monday's tournament brings the 2018 season to a close.  I will be doing up a Year in Review story for the website shortly, but to sum up today, I want to thank our Corporate Partners whose financial support makes the Tour possible, the host sites for giving up their golf courses to support junior golf for their tournaments, Alberta Golf for having the Tour as part of their overall junior development program, my fellow Alberta Golf rules officials for volunteering their time over the summer at events, parents and family members for bringing out the kids to the tournaments and supporting their efforts in junior golf, but most of all I want to thank the players.  We can have all the sponsorship, courses, volunteers and family support we want, but without a bunch of eager and enthusiastic young people willing to commit their time and energy into junior golf, we would have nothing.  I know it's not easy to put your game on the line in competition.  Only one boy and one girl goes home happy every day.  The rest have varying levels of disappointment.  There is an old adage that says that golf might not build character, but it sure reveals it, and that was never in better evidence than yesterday as the kids slugged it out over a very tough golf course in less than ideal conditions without complaint.  I would take my hat off to you kids in respect, but you might be blinded by the glare! LOL

I hope everyone has a great winter at school, in their other sports activities and we will see you again next spring.

 

Dunc Mills

Executive Director,

The McLennan Ross Junior Golf Tour,

Presented by Crowe MacKay

 

 
  Name Home Club Score
1 Mathieu CHAPDELAINE Connaught 75
T2 Kaiden NICHOLSON Edmonton CC 76
T2 Chase BODOANO Broadmoor 76
T2 Brendan WEILAND Springbank Links 76
T5 Josh SALCEDO Jagare RIdge 77
T5 Owen LAI Goose Hummock 77
T5 Tommy SLUKA Canmore 77
T8 Connor ACKROYD Windermere 78
T8 Nicolas PITTMAN Highlands 78
T8 Chase BRODERSON Lacombe 78
T8 Cole BERGHEIM Red Deer GCC 78
T12 Mitch DESJARLAIS Broadmoor 79
T12 Levi OSTERWALDER Camrose 79
T12 Justin SCHMIDT Broadmoor 79
T12 Arend de WAAL Barrhead 79
T12 Jace SHANNON Forestburg 79
17 Jarrett BOSSERT Belvedere 80
T18 Colin PASITNEY St. Paul 81
T18 Logan GRAF Red Deer GCC 81
T20 Erik BOUCK Camrose 82
T20 Mason KUCY Camrose 82
T20 Ethan KLUTKE Jagare Ridge 82
T20 Devin KUCY Camrose 82
T20 Arthur DENG Glencoe 82
T20 Christian HANSEN River's Edge 82
Junior Boys Born 1999, 2000 AND 2001
  Name Home Club Score
1 Mathieu CHAPDELAINE Connaught 75
T2 Kaiden NICHOLSON Edmonton CC 76
T2 Chase BODOANO Broadmoor 76
T2 Brendan WEILAND Springbank Links 76
5 Josh SALCEDO Jagare Ridge 77
T6 Connor ACKROYD Windermere 78
T6 Chase BRODERSON Lacombe 78
T6 Nicolas PITTMAN Highlands 78
T9 Mitch DESJARLAIS Broadmoor 79
T9 Levi OSTERWALDER Camrose 79
T9 Justin SCHMIDT Broadmoor 79
12 Jarrett BOSSERT Belvedere 80
T13 Erik BOUCK Camrose 82
T13 Mason KUCY Camrose 82
T13 Ethan KLUTKE Jagare Ridge 82
16 Michael GROSE Connaught 83
T17 Josh FILIPIONEK Camrose 84
T17 Brendan GRABO Ponoka 84
T17 Michael HOPPE The Hamptons 84
T20 Liam McKEEN Ponoka 85
T20 Trevor DEVLIN Blackhawk 85
T22 Josh ROBERTSON River Ridge 86
T22 Zach ZABOT Eagle Point 86
T22 Jose LOPEZ=PETERSON Countryside 86
T22 Benjamin LOVROD Grande Prairie GCC 86
26 Hayden PRINS Goose Hummock 89
27 Zach GRANT Pinebrook 90
28 Nate HEYBURN Henderson Lake 91
29 Owen MacEACHERN Country Hills 93
T30 Brolin BADGER Edmonton CC 94
T30 Jesse BORGFJORD Camrose 94
32 Nathan MOLCHUSKI Broadmoor 95
Junior Boys Born 2002 AND 2003
  Name Home Club Score
T1 Owen LAI Goose Hummock 77
T1 Tommy SLUKA Canmore 77
3 Cole BERGHEIM Red Deer GCC 78
4 Arend de WAAL Barrhead 79
T5 Devin KUCY Camrose 82
T5 Arthur DENG Glencoe 82
T7 Kyle RACICH Glendale 83
T7 Colby HALWA Black Bull 83
T9 Justin AUGER Eagle Point 84
T9 Anthony CHATWOOD Innisfail 84
11 Erik TORHJELM The Hamptons 85
T12 Joey CALDERELLA Royal Mayfair 86
T12 Clay PEDERSEN Lacombe 86
14 Blake REIMER Windermere 88
T15 Brady DAVIDSON Stony Plain 89
T15 Sam LAQUERRE Priddis Greens 89
T15 Kyle SCHWARTZ Bearspaw 89
T18 Spencer FLORCHUK Ft. Saskatchewan 90
T18 Bailey BUTZ Ft. Saskatchewan 90
T20 Rory WUTZKE Camrose 91
T20 Kennedy BAILEY-BORGES Coal Creek 91
T22 Easton MOORE Sylvan Lake 92
T22 Denver SMITH River Bend 92
24 Jason USHKO Edmonton CC 93
25 Dylan RADKE Stony Plain 96
26 Brody THEOPHILE Trestle Creek 97
27 Carter BETTENSON River Bend 105

 

Junior Boys Born 2004 and Later
  Name Home Club Score
1 Jace SHANNON Forestburg 79
T2 Colin PASITNEY St. Paul 81
T2 Logan GRAF Red Deer GCC 81
4 Christian HANSEN River's Edge 82
5 Brody SMITH Edmonton CC 84
6 Cole FOX Innisfail 87
T7 Bradin STAHL Priddis Greens 90
T7 Joe KELLY Innisfail 90
T9 William CREASER Derrick 91
T9 Reid CASAVANT Westlock 91
T11 Aneesh KAURA Pinebrook 92
T11 Peyton STAHL Priddis Greens 92
13 Quinn BROWN Edmonton Petroleum Club 93
14 Ethan HOWES Ft. Saskatchewan 95
T15 Evan COUCH Glendale 100
T15 Ryker FLIKINGER Pine Hills 100
T17 Chrisopher COLBERG Bearspaw 105
T17 Daniel LOPEZ-PETERSEN Countryside 105
T19 Peter HLUSHAK Stony Plain 111
       
       
Junior Girls
  Name Home Club Score
1 Jayla KUCY Camrose 77
2 Kaitlyn WINGNEAN Derrick 83
3 Brooke BREZOVSKI Sturgeon Valley 85
4 Jenna SAND Bashaw 89
5 Belle BREZOVSKI Sturgeon Valley 91
6 Annika TAM Lewis Estates 102
7 Saylar FLIKINGER Pine Hills 104
8 Regan ACKROYD Sturgeon Valley 105
9 Zoe BANACK Edson 112
10 Tehya TREVOFSKI Lethbridge CC 114
       
       
       
       
       
       

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