MEET THE MJT FUTURE STARS COMPETITORS

The MJT Future Stars Invitational presented by ATB is back for a third year, and will be held June 22-23 leading into the ATB Classic tournament week. The Invitational will see 18 of the best juniors from across Canada participate in a 36-hole, stroke play event at Northern Bear Golf Course. The winner of the Invitational will receive an exemption to play in the ATB Classic.

Jalen Apedoe

Jalen Keion Andrews Apedoe, Calgary  AB
15 years old

Graduating Year: 2026

  • Alberta U13 Championship at Alberta Springs – August 23rd-24th, 2021 – 1st/17 – 70, 75 – 145
    Notes: 2021 Provincial Champion
  • Alberta U19 Championship at Turner Valley GC – July 11-13, 2023 – Tied 16/102 – 77, 75, 72 – 224
    Notes: Qualified for Canadian Junior Boys Championship
  • Alberta U15 Championship at Alberta Springs GC – August 21-22, 2023 – 2/28 – 67,74 – 141
  • MJT River Bend GC – May 11th, 12th, 2024 – Juvenile Division: Tied 4th/31, Overall (Juvenile and Junior) Tied 13/71 – 75, 72 – 147
  • MJT Elmwood G&CC – May 18th – 20th, 2024 – Juvenile Division: 1st/28, Overall (Juvenile and Junior): 1st/70 – 72, 72, 71 – 215

Goals:  Short-Term – Have a season scoring average under 72, Have a tournament scoring average under 73, Lower my handicap to +2 or better, Qualify for the Team Canada NextGen Squad, Elevate Clubhead Speed by 5 mph, Average Below 28 Putts Per Round, 75% GIR and 65% FWY Hit, 75% Scrambling Rate, Break 65, Win a Minimum 2 MJT Events, at Least One 3-Day Event, Qualify for MJT Future Stars and ATB Classic or Qualify for Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship and Make Cut (MJT Future Stars Coincides with Alberta Men’s Amateur So Cannot Qualify for and Compete in Both), Win Alberta U19 and U17 Championships, Qualify for the Canadian Junior Boys Championship and Finish Top 20, Qualify for the US Junior Amateur, Qualify for Glencoe Invitational and Make Cut
Long-Term: NCAA Division 1 University Scholarship, Play Professionally on the PGA Tour

Jaden August

Jaden August, Pitt Meadows BC
15 years old

Graduating Year: 2026

  • Ajga winner 2023 , Junior all stars invitational Portland
  • 2023 National Mjt Champion Bantam
  • 2023 BC boys bantam provincial champion
  • 20 MJT wins including 6 consecutive 2023-2024

Goals:  to play division 1 golf and to play golf at the highest level on the pga tour.

Austin Boge

Austin Adam Boge, Winnipeg MB
18 years old

Graduating Year: 2023

  • Top 10 MJT National 2021
  • Shot 69 on the final day, 2024 MJT Zeals Champion
  • 5 consecutive birdies at MJT event

Goals: Continue to improve my game through course management, Lower putts per round average, Challenge myself to be better each event.

Tate Bruggeman

Tate Spencer Bruggeman, Edmonton AB
17 years old

Graduating Year: 2024
Washigton State

  • 2023 AJGA Se Ri Pak Desert Junior T3
  • 2023 FCG Callaway World Junior T3
  • 2023 Next Fall Series West Championship 1
  • 2024 SCPGA Jr Tour Two day Series at Tahquitz 1
  • 2023 Junior Americas Cup Team Alberta Member

Goals- To travel the world and play competitive golf for the rest of my life.

Tobias Buffam

Tobias Buffam, Calgary AB
17 years old

Graduating Year: 2024
Lee University (Tennessee)

  • 2024 MJT Spring Classic at Paradise Canyon – Champion
  • 2023 Alberta U19 Championship – Runner-up
  • 2023 Alberta U17 Championship – Runner-up
  • 2023 MJT Humber College Classic at Banff Springs – Champion
  • Represented Team Alberta at 2023 Canadian Junior Championships placing 3rd in Team Standings

Goals: Play on a competitive collegiate golf team and compete in a national championship. Obtain a business degree. Pursue a journey towards professional golf

Louis Chun

Jisung Louis Chun, Port Coquitlam BC
17 years old

Graduating Year: 2025

  • October 5-7 2023 Nextgen Fall series west championship 2nd 209
  • June 19 2023 U.S Junior am qualifier, T2 69 qualified
  • November 9-12 2023 Mjt national Championship at Wigwam golf resort, 2nd 210
  • August 15-19 2022 67th pnga junior boys am championship stroke play, T8 143
  • April 18 2024 Ajga junior at copper valley qualifier, T4 73

Goals: Beat my personal best tournament round of 67. Beat my personal best 3 day result of -6

Tommy Danielson

Thomas Danielson, Saskatoon SK
19 years old

Graduating Year: 2024

Nicholls State

  • 2024 Southland Conference: T-15 74-73-75
  • 2023 Saskatchewan Amateur: 5th place 69-75-69-74
  • 2023 Saskatchewan Junior: 2nd place 75-70-71
  • 2023 MJT Maui Jim Classic: 1st place 72-67-70
  • 2022 Saskatchewan Junior: 2nd place 69-69-70

Goals: Finish college with high honours, Professional Golf

Hayden Delaloye

Hayden Delaloye, Neepawa MB
18 years old

Graduating Year: 2024

Southeast Community College (SCC)

  • 7 MJT wins

Goals: Win nationals at the college level, win solo at nationals. Make it to the professional level

Kye Fisher

Kye Fisher, Leduc AB
19 years old

Graduating Year: 2023

Wright State University

  • 2023 Prairie Next-Gen Champion
  • 2023 Future Stars Invitational Champion
  • 2022 Alberta Amateur Match Play Runner Up
  • 2023 ATB Classic Participant
  • 2023 Alberta Men’s Amateur 4th Place

Goals: Compete at the top level of amateur golf and one day hopefully professional! Continue to grow the game for junior golfers for years to come!

Ryan Garbutt

Ryan Garbutt, Edmonton AB
17 years old

Graduating Year: 2024

University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM)

  • Alberta Central Amateur 2023 champion
  • 3 Career MJT wins
  • 2nd place at MJT nationals
  • T18 Canadian Junior Championship
  • Alberta Golf High Performance Program

Goals: -Division 1 All American  -Represent Canada Internationally -Qualify for the US Junior

Ethan Hunter

Ethan James Hunter, Saskatoon SK
14 years old

Graduating Year: 2027

  • 2024 MJT Woodlawn Estevan – Winner of Juvenile
  • 2023 MJT National Championships in Litchfield Park, Arizona – Great experience
  • 2023 MJT Deer Valley – 2nd Place in Bantam
  • 2023 Saskatchewan Junior Championship (Provincials) – 2ndPlace Bantam
  • 2023 Notah Begay Regional at Dakota Dunes, SK – 2nd Place in Bantam

Goals: D1 College Golf Scholarship, Play in PGA, Able to play golf for life

Liam Jackes

Liam Jackes, Vancouver BC
18 years old

Graduating Year: 2024

  • 2023 ISAA individual champion 1st
  • 2023 Zone 4 Championship T3
  • 2024 MJT winner at Tsawwassen Springs
  • High school golf team captain.

Goals: 73 tournament scoring average, Win 5 times this year, Play in 1 pro event

Brett Jones

Brett Jones, Calgary AB
17 years old

Graduating Year: 2024

Barry University (Miami, FL)

  • Alberta u17 Championship 2021(winner)
  • U19 Alberta Championship (top four 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Candian Amateur Championship 2023 (made cut)
  • 2022 MJT winner at Coyote Creek and Riverbend.

Goals for 2024: Win Alberta U19 Championship, Alberta Amateur (top 10), Canadian Amateur (top 25), Glencoe Invitational (top 8), Mickelson Invitational (top 15), Canadian Junior Championship (top 5)

Mateo Kern

Mateo Gottfried Kern, Calgary AB
17 years old

Graduating Year: 2025

Long Island University

  • 1st in McKenzie Meadows MJT Major
  • 1st in Coyote Creek Major
  • 2024 JAC team player
  • Committed D1 athlete
  • 2023 MJT Player of the Year.

Goals: Being an awesome human in life by using the skills I learn on the golf course. Building my golf game on the foundation of Christ, who gives me strength in every swing I take. Being proud of myself by doing the things I don’t feel like doing, but want to do.

Brae Rogalczyk

Brae Rogalczyk , Innisfail AB
16 years old

Graduating Year: 2026

  • 2023, MJT, Mckenzie Meadows- (76,69,69)- 3rd
  • 2023, Alberta golf, U19 championship.- (72,74,70)- 6th
  • 2023, Alberta golf, U17 champ-( 71,73)-7th
  • 2024,MJT, Riverbend,AB ( 68,75) 1st
  • 2024, MJT, Banff,AB ( 75,67) 2nd

Goals: Working towards becoming a D1 college golfer, who is highly noticed in Alberta.

Top 5 in Nextgen Western champ, Win or top 3 at MJT Future Stars, Qualify and top 10 in Alberta Amateur, Win or top 3 in Alberta U19 champ, Have a great tournament and be recognized at Jr America Cup, Top 10 In Canadian Jr, No excuses, Win Alberta U17 champ, 3+ Wins, Have 3-5 D1 offers by the end of the year, 80%+ GIR average 70%+ Fairways IR average, Tier 3 in Alberta Golf, Top 50 D1 school, Continue working towards a growth mindset

Kenny Taylor

Kenny Taylor, Edmonton  AB
17 years old

Graduating Year: 2024

South Mountain Community College

  • win at 2023 copper point MJT
  • played in the 2023 Canadian juniors
  • top 5 in 2023 prairie nextgen
  • 2nd place at 2024 paradise canyon MJT
  • 2nd place at 2022 stony plain MJT

Goals: win a college event, beat Kye fisher in a match, hit 315 on bench press, make a hole in one

Josiah Tong

Josiah Tong, Heritage Pointe AB
18 years old

Graduating Year: 2023

University of Rhode Island

  • MJT McKenzie Meadows 1st (69,70,61)-16 (-11 McKenzie Meadows Competition Course Record, MJT record)
  • 2023 World Stars Junior Championships 2nd Silver (69,66,67)-16
  • 2022 Under Armour Junior World Championships T3 Bronze (72,71) -1
  • Drexel Collegiate NCAA Division 1 4th (70,70)-2, winner of both Match Plays.  Rhode Island finishes 2nd.
  • 2024 MJT Red Deer 2nd  (69,67) -8
  • 2023 CJGA Carstairs 2nd (67,70)-7
  • 2022 MJT Carstairs 1st (68,70) -6
  • 2024 Cutter Creek Collegiate NCAAI 3rd round 66, -6
  • 2024 Next Gen Western Canada Championships 2nd (76,65,67) -5

Goals: Division 1. Continue to play on starting lineup and achieve top 10 placings at Collegiate tournaments (currently 2 top 10s), Represent Canada Internationally as individual and on teams, Play on PGA Americas Tour and eventually the PGA

Anthony Whiting

Anthony Whiting, North Vancouver BC
16 years old

Graduating Year: 2026

  • Qualified for 2024 FCG World Junior Championships, winning qualifier by 8 shots.
  • Low in-tournament round of 65 this year
  • Ranked 3rd in MJT National Order of Merit for 15/16 boys.
  • Invited to MJT Future Stars at Northern Bear GC
  • Became captain of the senior boy’s golf team at West Vancouver Secondary School in grade 8.

Goals: Qualify for Junior World Championships, Rank top 5 in MJT Juvenile Boys Order of Merit, Win the MJT Future Stars at Northern Bear GC

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