Amateur Team Canada

Alisha Lau wins rain-shortened MJT at Meadow Gardens

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Alisha Lau (Golf Canada/ Graig Abel)

PITT MEADOWS, B.C.  – Team Canada member Alisha Lau, 15, of Richmond, B.C., fired 69 to win the MJT Girls Division title and Low Overall at the Boston Pizza-presented Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s rain-shortened recent stop at Meadow Gardens Golf Course in Pitt Meadows, B.C.

The tournament was scheduled to run March 28th and 29th and also serve as a qualifier for the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships, but inclement weather forced cancellation of the final round, meaning the qualifier will move to April 25th and 26th at Pagoda Ridge Golf Course in Langley, B.C.

“It feels nice to put a good round together in the beginning of the season, especially with some of the changes I’ve been making,” said Lau, who won by four strokes. “Over the winter I worked a lot on my swing. This win will give me a bit more confidence playing again.”

The MJT Girls 14 and under division was won by Michelle Cha, 13, of Surrey, B.C., (83).

Shayne LaRochelle, 19, of Coquitlam, B.C. claimed the MJT Junior Boys 17-19 title after shooting 73.

Another score of 73 secured the MJT Juvenile Boys 15-16 win for Mathew McConnachie, 16, of Surrey, B.C.

There was a tie for the lead with a score of 83 in the MJT Bantam Boys 13-14 division between Andy Jang, 14, of Langley, B.C., and Dylan Bercan, 13, of Vancouver, with the trophy decided on countback and going to Jang.

A five stroke margin ensured the MJT Peewee Boys 12 and under win went to Cole Bowering, 12, of Vancouver.

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