BY DUNC MILLS
After the deluge of rain and hail that postponed the 2019 Camrose Junior Open, we thought for a while that we might be in for a repeat this morning as the thunder rolled and the skies opened about 8 am. But for a change, Mother Nature cooperated, and after a half-hour delay, a sold out field of 60 juniors from across the province got their rounds underway. The course ended up being surprisingly dry and we had no major issues with playing conditions whatsoever.
Colin Pasitney of St. Paul won his first Tour start of the summer with a 3-over par 74, pipping the host club’s Erik Bouck by a single shot. Bouck has played in Tour events for at least 7 or 8 years, and while the now 2nd-year U of A student might have made his last start in junior golf this morning (he qualified for the Tour Championship with his play today), he certainly made it worth his while. Connor MacLeod of Sylvan Lake and Windermere’s Ryan Garbutt finished T3 on 76. Pasitney and MacLeod also punched their tickets to Wolf Creek with their results.
Other junior boys earning qualifying spots today included Carson Devlin (77) from Windermere (yayyyyyyyyy goes his dad!) in the flight for boys born in 2006 and later, and Wild Card qualifiers Nathan Mochulski (79) of The Quarry and Shay Anderson (79) of Pheasantback.
Two-time defending Tour Champion Jayla Kucy of the host club went back-to-back with Tour wins, coming off her performance yesterday at Whitetail Crossing in Mundare. Kucy’s 78 was five shots clear of Zoe Banack of Edson, with Kristine Dixon of Lynx Ridge in Calgary another shot back on 84. With all three of these girls having already qualified for Wolf Creek, today’s spot in the Tour Championship went to Sarah York. Because of Covid restrictions, all the players were required to exit the premises right after posting their scores, so we were unable to obtain contact information from Short, Pasitney, MacLeod, Devlin and Anderson. Kids, if you are reading this, please contact me so we can get you your information about the Tour Championship.
Volunteers are critical to the success of any McLennan Ross Alberta Junior Tour event. Scoring table today was run by Sarah Short of McLennan Ross and Ray Rohr.
Next week on Tour:
Tuesday, July 28 – Collicutt Siding GC in Crossfield. SOLD OUT.
Wednesday, July 29 – Montgomery Glen GC in Wetaskiwin. As of this afternoon, they have less than 20 spots still open.
Thursday and Friday, July 30 & 31 – Goose Hummock Golf Resort – SOLD OUT
OVERALL TOP TEN:
1.Colin Pasitney St. Paul 74
2. Erik Bouck Camrose 75
T3. Connor MacLeod Sylvan Lake 76
T3. Ryan Garbutt Windermere 76
5. Carson Devlin Windermere 77
T6. Shay Anderson Pheasantback 79
T6. Nathan Mochulski The Quarry 79
T6. Spencer Florchuk Ft. Saskatchewan 79
9. Cole Ruelling Windermere 80
10. Ben Lovrod Grande Prairie 81
BOYS BORN IN 2001-2003
1. Erik Bouck Camrose 75 Q
2. Connor MacLeod Sylvan Lake 76 WC
3. Cayden Clark Glendale 77 PQ
T4. Shay Anderson Pheasantback 79 WC
T4. Spencer Florchuk Ft. Saskatchewan 79 PQ
T4. Nate Mochulski The Quarry 79 WC
BOYS BORN IN 2004-05
1. Colin Pasitney St. Paul 74 Q
2. Josiah Tong Heritage Pointe 82
3. Reid Williamson Olds 85
4. Memphis Burgeson Northern Bear 86
5. Evan Williams Silver Creek 88
6. Landon Scharf Camrose 90
BOYS BORN IN 2006 & LATER
1. Ryan Garbutt Windermere 76 PQ
2. Carson Devlin Windermere 77 Q
3. Harley Mohr Ft. Saskatchewan 84
4. Tyler Michaels Broadmoor 86
T5. Saahir Sharma Edmonton CC 87
T5. Rylan Ramsey Lacombe 87
1. Jayla Kucy Camrose 78 PQ
2. Zoe Banack Edson 83 PQ
3. Kristine Dixon Lynx Ridge 84 PQ
4. Sarah York 101 Q
T5. Nicole Rohr Camrose 102
T5. Eva Hogue Edmonton CC 102
Q = Player qualified for Tour Championship at Wolf Creek GR on August 28th
WC = Wild Card qualifier for Tour Championship
PQ = Player had previously qualified for Tour Championship.