Junior Tour Event #11

Ponoka GC
July 23, 2019

Winners Reid Casavant & Brynne Davies

It was a scorcher today at the Ponoka Community Golf Club as temperatures soared over 30C for the junior golfers on hand  today from Calgary to Grande  Prairie and points in between.  For a while at the scoring table, it looked like 78 was the number for today, as no  less than 5 players  were tied for low gross at that number with only a handful of competitors yet to post their scores.  The largest playoff in Tour history was looming, but Reid Casavant of Westlock saved the day by coming in with a 77 to capture his second Tour title in two days.  Casavant won the RedTail Landing Jr. Open on Monday in a sudden-victory playoff, and had he come in one shot higher this afternoon , we might STILL be out on the course trying to identify a champion.

Noah Hackett of Ponoka, Jarrett Bossert of Broadmoor, Grande  Prairie’s Ben Lovrod, Blake Hammel of Ft. Saskatchewan, and Forestburg’s Jace Shannon finished in a 5-way tie for 2nd overall with their 78s.  Lovrod punched his ticket for the Tour Championship at Wolf Creek Golf Resort on August 23, just a  few miles  south of the beautifully groomed  Ponoka layout.  Other  players earning Tour Championship spots today were  Wild Card qualifiers Bailey Butz (79) of Ft Saskatchewan and Brendan Grabo (80), playing out of the host club.  Owen Lai of Goose Hummock and Riley Buffalo of Montgomery Glen snagged the spots  available in the flight for boys born in 2003/04 with matching 83s, while Glendale’s Fergus McGarry seems  to have overcome his father Greg’s coaching (Greg is the head pro at Glendale and a fine  player, just kidding Greg) and earned his spot at Wolf Creek out of the flight for the boys born in 2005 and later, along with RedTail  Landing’s Sahaj Klair.  Both players were tied on 88.  We didn’t have the heart to send any of the players back out on the golf course in that  heat to break any ties for qualifying spots.

Four junior girls were on hand today and Earl Grey’s Brynne Davies continued her fine play on Tour this summer with an 84, ten shots clear of Mikayla  Wood of RedTail Landing and Suraiya Suleman of Royal Mayfair.  Because Davies and Suleman had already qualified for Wolf Creek, Wood earned her own spot today.

Two events  in the Calgary area  are up next on Tour.  Wednesday morning, we are at McKenzie Meadows GC in southeast Calgary, before the Tour swings east of Calgary on Thursday for the Strathmore Junior Open.

Top Six and Ties in Each Age Group


Boys Born in 2000, 2001 & 2002
T1. Noah Hackett, Ponoka – 78 PQ
T1. Jarrrett Bossert, Broadmoor – 78 PQ
T1. Benjamin Lovrod, Grande Prairie GCC – 78 Q
T1. Blake Hammel, Ft. Saskatchewan – 78 PQ
5. Bailey Butz, Ft. Saskatchewan – 79 WC
6. Brendan Grabo, Ponoka – 80 WC
Boys Born in 2003 & 2004
1. Reid Casavant, Westlock – 77 PQ
2. Kaedin Wolfe, Ponoka – 82 PQ
3. Owen Lai, Goose Hummock – 83 Q
4. Riley Buffalo, Montgomery Glen – 83 Q
Boys Born in 2005 & Later
1. Jace Shannon, Forestburg – 78 PQ
2. Ryan Garbutt, Windermere – 83 PQ
3. Fergus McGarry, Glendale – 88 Q
4. Sahaj Klair, RedTail Landing – 88 Q
Junior Girls
1. Brynne Davies, Earl Grey – 84 PQ
T2. Mikayla Wood, RedTail Landing – 94 Q
T2. Suraiya Suleman, Royal Mayfair – 94 PQ
4. Nicole Rohr, Camrose – 112

Location: Ponoka
Pro: Ryan Moore
Phone: (780) 783.4626
Website: http://www.ponokagolf.ca