A pair of golfers from Central Alberta were victorious at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) Humber College PGM Classic. (Facebook Photo)

Central Albertans win in Banff junior golf tour stop

Saylar May from Rocky Mountain House and Brady Durkin from Sylvan Lake earned wins in Banff

Central Albertans win on MJT stop

Central Alberta was well represented during the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) Humber College PGM Classic stop in Banff during the long weekend.

The tournament at the Fairmont Springs Golf Course on May 22 and 23 had two champions of their division including Saylar May from Rocky Mountain House and Brady Durkin from Sylvan Lake.

May, 13, won the MJT Girls U15 after shooting 77-79 ahead of Calgary’s Olivia Johnson.

“It feels really good,” May said in a media release. “I started a bit shaky and bounced back. On hole 17, I had a six-foot birdie putt and made it, which secured me the win. I was hitting well off the tee, and my chipping and putting were really good.”

Durkin, 14, won the MJT Bantam Boys after shooting 75-72 after birdies on the last two out of three holes. He also almost got a hole-in-one on hole four.

“I am extremely excited to win my division, there was a lot of pressure coming down the stretch and I just tried to stay within myself. I realized I had a good chance to win when I birdied the last two out of three holes. The highlight was almost getting a hole-in-one on hole four,” he said.

Meanwhile, Camrose’s Jayla Kucy, 16, took home the hardware winning the 15-19 girls shooting 71-75.

Eleven-year-old Bennett Love from Red Deer finished fourth in the Peewee Boys Division. Brae Rogalczyk from Innisfail got second in the Bantam Boys behind Durkin shooting 76-75 over the weekend.

The next stop for the MJT in Alberta will be the MJT Ford Series at Stony Plain Golf Course on June 18-19.

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