Alberta-Montana Junior Ryder Cup begins in Medicine Hat

Team Alberta will meet Montanans in Medicine Hat for the local Junior Ryder Cup

12 junior golfers will play as a team for the annual title

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. (Alberta Golf) – Starting tomorrow, Team Alberta will face off against Team Montana in Medicine Hat for the 26th annual Alberta-Montana Junior Ryder Cup. The two day tournament offers a unique opportunity for six male and six female junior golfers (selected by Alberta Golf and Montana State Golf Association) to develop their skills and compete as a unit. The Desert Blume Estates and Golf Club will feature 18 holes of best ball, alternate stroke play and state vs. province individual match play.

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 girls and boys play separately.

Alberta’s 2017 Junior Ryder Cup team includes:

*15-and-under category Affiliate club
Boys Marko Banic The Glencoe G&CC
Ryan Hodgins Medicine Hat G&CC
Girls Tillie Claggett The Glencoe G&CC
Grace Bell The Glencoe G&CC
*16-year-old category Affiliate club
Boys Sam Hamelin Pheasantback GC
Nicholas Mah Glendale G&CC
Girls Victoria Tse Country Hills GC
Abi Hartzler Carstairs GC
*17-year-old category Affiliate club
Boys Jarrett Bossert Belvedere G&CC
Connor Ackroyd Sturgeon Valley G&CC
Girls Jessica Marks Country Hill GC
Lauren Koenig Connaught GC

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

The team will be accompanied by Junior Golf Coach, John Deneer. To search a player, view the Junior and Bantam Alberta Player of the Year rankings.

Past Alberta-Montana Junior Ryder Cup Boys Teams
Past Alberta-Montana Junior Ryder Cup Girls Teams



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.


Phil Berube
Director/Chief Executive Officer
Alberta Golf
(p) 403-236-4616


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