Double domination by Kucy family in Stony Plain
Alberta Golf (Edmonton) –
By Dunc Mills
It was The Kucy Show today in Stony Plain. Mason Kucy of Camrose and his younger sister Jayla won a very rare brother-sister double win this afternoon at the Stony Plain Junior Open. Jayla, the current McLennan Ross Alberta Junior Tour Champion fired a fine 78 to defeat a field of nine junior girls, while Mason, off to university in the States next week on a golf scholarship, took down the boys’ division with an even-par 72, a single shot clear of Jarrett Bossert of Broadmoor and Josh Salcedo of Jagare Ride. Mason’s younger brother Devin, also on hand today, was going for his third win in a row on Tour after capturing last week’s events at the Edmonton Petroleum Club and at Trestle Creek, but there was no three-peat on tap today. Devin ‘slumped’ to a T4 finish with a 76, along with Lewis Estates’ Cole Ruelling at the same number.
There are only four events on the 2019 Tour schedule remaining after today, but spots are still up for grabs at every tournament for the Tour Championship coming up on August 23 at Wolf Creek Golf Resort. New qualifiers today included Trevor Devlin (83) of Blackhawk from the flight for boys born in 2000-02, Kennedy Bailey-Borges (77) of Windermere out of the flight for boys born in 2003-04 and young Ryan Badger (85), also from Blackhawk from the flight for boys born in 2005 & later.
Wild Card qualifying spots today went to Dylan Radke (79) of Stony Plain and David Stang of Fort McMurray, who shot an 81. Dylan unfortunately won’t be able to attend the Tour Championship as he will be away for his sister’s wedding.
In the junior girls’ division, we had a season-high total of nine girls on hand today, led by 2018 Tour Champion Jayla Kucy, who as we mentioned earlier, won the girls’ flight with a 78. Belle Brezovski of Glendale was also in the field, fresh from her representing Alberta last week in the annual Alberta / Montana Ryder Cup competition. Brezovski’s runner-up total of 81 earned her a spot in the field at Wolf Creek next week, where she will join her older sister Brooke in the field. A Wild Card girls’ spot went to Eva Hogue of the Edmonton CC. ( Eva, if you or your mom are reading this, you got away before we could give you your information about the Tour Championship. Please contact me!… Dunc)
Only two events remain on the 2019 Tour schedule north of Red Deer. We are in Barrhead on Wednesday this week and at Black Bull Golf Resort at Ma-Me-O Beach on Thursday. Both events are 9 a.m. shotgun starts and both events are still open for entries. Please phone today to ensure you don’t miss out. Our final two tournaments prior to Wolf Creek are next week at Desert Blume in Medicine Hat on Monday and in Nanton next Tuesday.
(Scott Levey – you left your notebook in the dining room – I have it in the Tour vehicle – Dunc)
These are the Top Six and Ties in each age group, who thereby earned Titleist Order of Merit ranking points.