Glenboro’s Zach Wytinck placed second in his age group in the Maple Leaf Junior Tour’s Junior World Championship Qualifier at the Shilo Country Club on the weekend.
The 15-year-old Wytinck shot 84-82-166 to finish runner-up to Izac Silagy, 16, of Winnipeg on Saturday and Sunday’s rounds.
Meanwhile, Bobbi Uhl of Erickson, 14, was shortlisted for the 13-14 girls division as the eligible low scorer (93-87-180) in her event and remains in the running to earn a spot in the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego in July.
Winnipeg’s Veronica Vetesnik, 17, won the girls division with a score of 76-81-157, while Myles Panciera, 17, of Winnipeg took the boys 17-19-year-old division with scores of 72-76-148. Stacy Genaille, 17, of Mafeking shot a brilliant 68 in his first round that included a hole in one on the 13th hole at Shilo and tied for second place. Marco Trstenjak of Winnipeg shot 75-75-150 to win the bantam boys 14-and-under division.
In the skills competition, Uhl, Wytinck and Joel Baron of Carberry finished closest to the pin in their divisions, while Uhl and Cole Mushumanski of Brandon earned comeback awards for best second-day improvement in their scores. Uhl went 93-87, the 14-year-old Mushumanski shot 92-92, while the 17-year-old Baron improved from 91 to 86 in Round 2.
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