Jaden August had a second place finish on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf’s B.C. tour event in Chilliwack. (MLJ/Special to The News)

Jaden August had a second place finish on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf’s B.C. tour event in Chilliwack. (MLJ/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows golfer finishes second in junior tournament

Jaden August also won BounceBack award in Chilliwack event

A Pitt Meadows pee wee golfer was on target as the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s top-rated three-day event took place this past week in Chilliwack.

There was a wait-listed field of 100 elite young golfers in the 17th annual, World Amateur Golf-ranked MJT Odlum Brown Classic at Chilliwack Golf and Country Club. The tournament ran Aug. 3-5 in near-perfect golf conditions, yielding great scores from all six divisions.

Showing score improvements each day was pee wee second-place finisher Jaden August, 12, of Pitt Meadows, who recorded scores of 83, 75, and 70 (228, +12).

He won an MJT Booster Juice BounceBack awards for most improved score from round one to round two.

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Ethan Zeng, 12, of Vancouver, captured the MJT Peewee Boys Odlum Brown Classic trophy with a trio of 75s (225, +9). Zeng, who has played 50 events on the MJT mini and junior tours since joining a few years ago, earned his first 2021 MJT Junior Tour title of the season.

The next stop in BC takes place in Langley for the MJT G&G Prodigy Series at Pagoda Ridge Golf Course on August 26 and 27. More details can be found online at www.maplejt.com.


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