2021 AJT Woodside Junior Open
Alberta Golf (Red Deer) – By Dunc Mills
Over the last several McLennan Ross Alberta Junior Tour events, it seemed that the winners weren’t the least bit shy about posting several birdies in their rounds to offset a few of the inevitable mistakes and get their winning scores under par. Sunday at the Woodside GC in Airdrie, we had a very unusual first-place score turned in by 16-year-old Aidan Fong of Country Hills GCC in Calgary. Fong’s scorecard added up to 3-over par 73, but contained NO birdies!!! We actually had two scores lower than 73 turned in by two boys in the U13 division, but those youngsters played a substantially shorter set of tees. That still doesn’t diminish in the least the scores turned in by Tyler Hennessey (71) of Earl Grey and Charles Greaves (72) of Banff Springs. We didn’t get a chance to interview those kids, but I have to presume they made some birdies!
“I had three 3-putts for bogies, but never made a birdie all day,” said Fong.
Sunday’s tournament was the 2nd-last regular season event of the 2021 season, with only Tuesday’s finale in Nanton yet to come as the “Last Chance Saloon” for players looking to qualify for next Monday’s Tour Championship at Wolf Creek Golf Resort.
New qualifiers for the Tour Championship today included:
Boys U13 – Tyler Hennessey, Earl Grey
Boys U13 (Wild Card) – Charles Greaves, Banff Springs
Boys U15 – Max McCann, Canyon Meadows
Boys U15 (Wild Card – River Rommens, HIghwood
Boys U17 – Desmond White, Canyon Meadows
Boys U17 – Connor Olexson, Speargrass (tied)
Boys U19 – Sam FInley, Tooth of the Dogpound
Girls U13 – Kadie Forster, Lakewood
Girls U15 – Olivia Hoffman, Stewart Creek
Girls U17 – Mya Rowan, Springs at Radium
Girls U19 – Brooklyn Campbell, Silver Springs
Tee times on Tuesday in Nanton begin at 10:00 a.m.