One on one with Alberta Junior Boys Champion
Max Sekulic, from the Grand Prairie G&CC, wins the 2017 Alberta Junior Boys Championship at Coal Creek Golf Resort in Ryley, AB. with a 5-under-par finish.
Talk about the course and how it played over the past four days?
“It was good it was pretty windy the first day, and it firmed up especially today, so each day I think it played a little different, so we had to plan accordingly. It was a good and fair test of golf.”
When did you start to feel your momentum?
“When I birdied 15, I knew that I had a chance, I just needed to put together three more holes, and then I could have the W. It was good, it was definitely 15, when I made the birdie.”
What’s it like to be on Team Canada’s Development squad?
“It’s awesome we have great support staff, great coaching, great support from our sponsors like Titleist, RBC, CP and all. It’s great we’re given everything we basically need to do our best, and it’s awesome.”
What does the team do on a day to day?
“On a daily basis with the team, we do some work out stuff, some combine testing and play a bunch. We are always competing at something trying to simulate a tournament. I think that’s the best practice.”
What does this win mean to you?
“It’s huge, I remember when I was 11 and 12, I missed the cut both years. It made me really want it. I always thought winning it would be super cool. To be able to do it in my last year is awesome.”
Would you like to thank anybody?
“I would like to thank my mom Caroline and my dad, Nick for supporting the dream: Golf Canada’s Robert Ratcliffe, our coach; the coaches at GC who I will be working with next year, and my buddy Chandler and my brother Theo for being solid roomies. I would also like to thank my coach Kent Fukushima. I have been working with him since I was 13. It’s been awesome working with him, and I think he’s one of the best coaches around. The list goes on and on, but that’s what first come to mind.
What’s your next goal?
“I’d like to make the Willingdon Cup Team for the Alberta Amateur”