Coldbrook teen shortlisted for Team Canada to Australia at Ken-Wo golfing event

Published on June 14, 2017

Zachary Forsythe of Coldbrook had a big win at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour stop at Ken-Wo in New Minas.

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NEW MINAS, NS – A Coldbrook teen could soon be on his way to golf as part of Team Canada in Australia.

The second Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour stop in Atlantic Canada this season, at the Ken-Wo Golf Club in New Minas, saw 17-year-old Zachary Forsythe fire rounds of 72 and 76 to hold off Matthew Chandler, 18, of Chester.

This landed him the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) junior boys division title as well as the title of Low Overall at Ken-Wo at the June 10 and 11 event.

Forsythe is now shortlisted for a spot to compete in the Jack Newton International Junior Classic in New South Wales, Australia, this coming October.

“I feel great about my win, I had a lot of fun playing and competing,” Forsythe said. “The course was in great shape and I enjoyed the challenge.”

Players were competing for titles in six divisions and the chance to qualify for shortlisted positions on MJT Team Canada to Australia.

The next two Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour stops in Atlantic Canada are the MJT Golf New Brunswick Player of the Year Series at Fox Creek Golf Club in Dieppe on July 22 and 23, followed by the three-day MJT Atlantic Canada Tour Championship at Fox Harb’r Resort in Wallace, Nova Scotia, on August 25 to 27. For more information or to register, visit www.maplejt.com or call 1-877-859-4653.

The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour presented by Boston Pizza is Canada’s number one-played junior golf tour as well as the only national junior tour run exclusively by PGA of Canada Professionals and the ‘Road to College Golf’ in Canada.