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The 27th Annual Alberta-Montana Junior Ryder Cup

Team Alberta faced off against team Montana this week for the 27th annual Alberta-Montana Junior Ryder Cup. The two-day match play tournament took place in Montana this year at the Whitefish Lake Golf Club. Teams featured six male and six female junior golfers per team who were selected by the Alberta Golf and Montana State Golf Association.

Team Alberta headed to Montana early Monday morning with Junior Golf coaches, Tiffany Gordon and John Deneer. Upon their arrival in Montana, the coaches started preparing the players for the event with a practice round.

On August 7th team Alberta and team Montana faced off with 36 holes of match play. Playing in the striking afternoon heat the Alberta girls led the matches after day one with a score of 5 to 4. The junior boys of team Montana took the lead on the first day scoring 6 to 3.

“The course was in great shape for the players today and the hospitality at the venue was amazing,” said Tiffany Gordon, the team Alberta coach. “There is no doubt about it they have great golf down south!”

August 8th was composed of another match play round. The Montana junior girls took the lead in the last match to win the Junior Ryder Cup in the girl’s division. Our Alberta’s junior boys continued to play strong against their rivals throughout their round. However, Montana held onto their lead winning the boys Junior Ryder Cup as well.

“Juniors from both sides showed incredible sportsmanship, carried themselves with respect, gave everything they had when competing and simply enjoyed their time with teammates at and away from the course,” said the juniors coach, John Deneer. “It was truly an incredible experience for both the players and coaches. We are very grateful for the opportunity to represent Alberta!”

ABOUT THE 27TH ANNUAL ALBERTA-MONTANA JUNIOR RYDER CUP
In all events, there are three Nassau points; one point to the winner of the front nine, one point for the winner of the back nine, and one point to the winner of the eighteen-hole match.

THE 2018 ALBERTA JUNIOR RYDER CUP TEAM: 

*15- and-under category                                    Affiliate club

Boys:

Nick Rimmer                                                               Derrick Golf & Winter Club

Braden O’Grady                                                          Edmonton Petroleum Golf & Country Club

Girls:

Grace Bell                                                                    Glencoe Golf & Country Club

Brooke Brezovski                                                      Sturgeon Valley Golf & Country Club

*16-year-old category                                          Affiliate club

Boys:

Caden Park                                                                  Glencoe Golf & Country Club

Nolan Burzminski                                                      Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club

Girls:

Stephanie Chelack                                                     Inglewood Golf & Curling Club

Alanna Makarchuk                                                    Taber Golf Club

*17-year-old category                                           Affiliate club

Boys:  

Brodie Shields-Tyler                                                  Pinebrook Golf & Country Club

Andrew Makarchuk                                                   Taber Golf Club

Girls:

Brooke Cuming                                                           Bearspaw Country Club

Chelsea Joseph                                                           Lethbridge Country Club

* All age categories are based on a birthdate cut-off

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS 

Teeing off for the Junior Ryder Cup!

Learning from the coaches.

Supporting teammates.

Team Alberta and Team Montana.

ABOUT ALBERTA GOLF

The Alberta Golf Association was incorporated as a society in 1912 and continues today as a not for profit Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) operating as Alberta Golf. As the PSO, we are committed to realizing the positive impacts of golf on individuals and communities across Alberta. Our vision is that through golf, Albertans will enjoy a high quality of life, improved health and wellness, a strong sense of community, economic benefits and personal fulfillment.

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