Jaxon Lynn, 16, a local junior golfer and member of Sylvan Lake Golf & Country Club, was runner-up in a two-day golf tournament (36 holes) at Lacombe Golf & Country Club during the May long weekend.
He lost in a playoff to Landon Stellingwerff of Calgary. Both boys tied with identical scores of 74-71 (145) in regulation. Stellingwerff had a par on the first playoff hole, while Lynn bogeyed it.
Conditions were wet and windy throughout the tournament, but the competitors also had to deal with greens which were in very poor conditions due to how they wintered.
The Maple Leaf Junior Tour (MJT) Junior Worlds Qualifier and Golf Alberta Order of Merit Series event included 78 competitors from ages 12-19, both boys and girls, from all over Alberta. Some of the best junior golfers in the province attended the tournament.
Jaxon Lynn was runner-up in the Juvenile Boys (ages 14-16) and his two day total was bettered by only one other competitor in the Junior Boys (ages 17-19). The top two age categories featured 49 boys.
Also competing from Sylvan Lake, were Jordan Cooke (12) and Tanner Smith (14), both in the Bantam Boys division.
Golfers were competing for titles in eight divisions and the chance to qualify for July’s Callaway Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, CA, subject to the outcome of other MJT qualifiers across the country.