Thiessen takes title at junior tournament

Chilliwack's Mitchell Thiessen continues to establish himself as one of the top younger golfers in B.C.

Mitchell Thiessen eagled the 15th hole Sunday to take the juvenile boys’ title at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour Ford Series tournament.

Two rounds were played June 6-7 at the Swan-e-Set course in Pitt Meadows.

Thiessen tackled the 6660 yard par-72 setup aggressively, carding rounds of 79 and 75.

The eagle and two birdies in the second round left him two shots clear of second place Tanvir Kahlon of Surrey.

Mitchell credited his win to his chipping, saying his ability to land his shots close enough to one-putt was the key to his success.

“It feels amazing to win, and come up clutch in the end,” he said.

The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour is the only national junior tour run exclusively by PGA of Canada Professionals and the ‘Road to College Golf’ in Canada.

The MJT hosts more than 70 events across Canada, including free Ford Go Golf Junior Clinics, the MJT Mini Tour for 7-12 year olds, and multi-day events for competitive players which also qualify juniors for international competitions.

See maplejt.com for more info.

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