Junior Tour Event #23

Desert Blume GC
August 19, 2019

Winner: Ethan Meyer

What we lacked in size, we more than made up for in enthusiasm.  While we only had  a dozen players in attendance this morning at Desert Blume GC in Medicine Hat, the players that were on hand were treated to a VERY challenging golf course in fantastic condition. If these weren’t the fastest greens on Tour this summer, I’m not sure which ones would have been. Plus we had the omnipresent southern Alberta winds kick up to make it even  more fun!

Ethan Meyer of Land O’Lakes GC in Coaldale made his trip over to the ‘Hat very worthwhile as he toured the gorgeous fairways and navigated his way around numerous penalty areas in a tidy 83 shots, four strokes clear of Jaden McIntyre of Lethbridge CC. Meyer and McIntyre had both previously qualified for this Friday’s Tour Championship, but new qualifying spots were earned today by Brady Deboice of Riverview GC in Redclifff from the flight for boys born in 2000-02, Jacob Dorton of the host club from the flight for boys born in 2003-04, and youngster Josh Burzminski of the Medicine Hat GCC from the flight for boys born in 2005 and later.

Full marks to the kids today who did show up to compete. This was the Tour’s first year at Desert Blume and we hope  to build on today’s event going forward to make this into one of the top junior tournaments  in southern Alberta. We will be back for sure!

One final event on the 2019 Tour regular season remains as we move to Nanton tomorrow for the Last Chance Saloon, aka the Nanton Junior Open.  From what we understand, we have a good field of players registered for their last chance to earn their way into the field for Wolf Creek and also enjoy more junior golf  before school starts next week. See you in Nanton tomorrow!

Name                                    Home Club            Year of Birth               Score

  1. Ethan Meyer                 Land O’Lakes               2002                            83 PQ
  2. Jaden McIntyre            Lethbridge CC             2002                            87 PQ
  3. Brady Deboice              Redcliff Riverview      2002                            89 Q
  4. Josh Burzminski          Med Hat GCC              2005                            91 Q
  5. Truman Bartman         Desert Blume              2002                            94
  6. Jacob Dorton                Desert Blume              2003                            95 Q
  7. Logan Sloney  (T7)       Desert Blume              2002                            96
  8. Owen Bruins (T7)        Connaught                   2005                            96
  9. Owen Burzminski        Med Hat  GCC             2005                            99
  10. Massimo Crow             Henderson Lake          2007                            103
  11. Pryce Velichko             Cottonwood Coulee     2007                           115
Location: Medicine Hat
Pro: Derek Berger
Phone: (403) 581-4653
Website: http://www.desertblume.com