MEET THE MJT FUTURE STARS COMPETITORS
Cole Bergheim, Red Deer, Alberta
WAGR ranked Junior with over 11 years on Maple Leaf Mini & Junior Tour (2 Major Series Wins);
2020 Alberta Juvenile Champion; Gold Medal (Top Male Ind) 2019 Western Canada Summer Games; Committed to Div 1 Men’s Golf Appalachian State University
Tate Spencer Bruggeman, Edmonton, Alberta
Birthdate: Aug 28, 2006
Club: Derrick Golf & Winter Club
- 2019 Alberta U13 Champion
- 12 MJT Wins
- Top 5 at AJGA Preview at Morongo
- 2x qualifier for IMG Junior Worlds
- 2x Future Champions Golf Champion
- Top 10 in 2021 Alberta Junior
- .45 Scoring Differential
- 203# Class of 2024 Ranking
Connor Czirjak, Rocky View County, Alberta
I am a competitive junior golfer in grade 11 at The Edge Prep School for Athletes where I am the captain of the golf team. I compete on the MJT, Canada Golf and Alberta Golf circuits and recently scored a career low with a two day total of 137 at the MJT Edge School Spring Classic at Riverbend. This 7 under finish (66-71) qualified me to the Junior America’s Cup July 30 – August 4th in Pleasanton, California where I will represent MJT Team Canada.
Last season I had seven top three finishes on the MJT tour with a seasonal low score of 67-72 at Copper Point Golf club in Invermere, British Columbia. I also had three first place finishes on the Alberta Golf McLennan Ross junior tour and tied for third place in the Alberta U19 Championship (73-68-71) qualifying me to the Canadian Junior Boys Championship in Quebec.
I enjoy the competitive nature of golf and am looking forward to the upcoming season and the exciting opportunities ahead.
Solomon Decksheimer, Calgary, Alberta
After a long stint in competitive baseball with golf being a fun past-time, Sol took up competitive golf in 2021. That year, he joined both the Maple Leaf Junior Tour (MJT) and CJGA, and played in Alberta Golf events for the first time. He won his first MJT event in May 2022 in a playoff with a final two-day score of -7 for his first tournament win. Sol is a member of Country Hills Golf Club, and is a grade twelve honours student and on the golf team at Edge School for Athletes in Calgary, Alberta. Sol is uncommitted to a college or university for fall 2022.
- Junior Division Champion: Maple Leaf Junior Tour Edge School Spring Classic at River Bend Golf Course (2022)
- 2nd place: CJGA Alberta Cup at McCall Lake (2021), CJGA Alberta Showcase at River Spirit (2021)
- 2022 Tournament Scoring Average: 71.0
- Member: Team Alberta, 2022 Junior America’s Cup
Kye Fisher, Leduc Alberta
17 years old
Home Course- Leduc Golf Club
- 2021 Juvenile Edmonton Junior Championship
- Low tournament round is 69 at Leduc Golf Club
- Made a hole in one first year golfing
- Won first Maple Leaf Junior Tour Event that I played
Went Birdie-Birdie to win a playoff
Christian Flick, Heritage Pointe, Alberta
DOB Feb 8th, 2007
Graduation year- 2025
School- The Edge School for Athletes, Calgary, Alberta
The Edge Golf Team Head Coach- Ryan Cater
Home course- Carnmoney Golf and Country Club, De Winton, Alberta
Head Pro- Dean Ingalls
GM- Patrick Coli
Caddie- Matthew Flick
3 most memorable recent golf competitions:
- Alberta Junior Golf Tour Championship 2021- U15 division and overall Tour Champion
- Carnmoney Golf Club- 2X Junior Club Championship- 2020 and 2021
- MJT Canadian National Championship 2021- 9th overall U15 division
- 3rd place finish at The 2022 Nextgen Western Championship
Family…Dave and Michelle Flick( parents)
Jennifer and Matthew(siblings) ages 21,19 respectively
Golf Aspirations- to obtain an NCAA scholarship at an institution that has a high academic reputation and competitive golf program
Logan Graf, Sylvan Lake, Alberta
Growing up in Central Alberta, and a proud member of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club, Logan Graf started golfing at the age of 5 and played his first tournament at 10 years old. He played competitive winter and spring hockey until the age of 12, and volleyball throughout high school. He currently lives in Sylvan Lake, Alberta with his mom and dad, Leigha and Tracy, and has one older brother Carter.
- -Signed to play NCAA D1 golf at Eastern Michigan University for the fall of 2021
- 2021 MJT Player of the Year with a scoring average of 70.43
- 2021 2nd Place Alberta Golf Junior Championship
- 2021 competitive scoring average was 72.2
- 2020 and 2021 member of Team Alberta for National Championships
- 2018 Alberta Bantam Champion
- 17 top-three career finishes with MJT
Christian Hansen, Okotoks, Alberta
Christian Hansen is a 17-year-old senior in high school and he lives in Okotoks, Alberta, with his parents, his younger sister, and his two cats. He started playing golf at the age of 5 in junior summer golf camps and developed more of a love for the sport as he got older. He participated in the drive, chip, and putt event beginning at age 9 and he was in his first golf tournament when he was 10 years old. He has gradually participated in more and more competitive events ever since. Christian also enjoys playing and refereeing hockey, playing basketball and spending time with his friends. Christian also has volunteered with young children at the local recreation centre for 2 summers and enjoys helping others.
Christian had a break through year in 2019 winning his first MJT Tournament at McKenzie Meadows then got his first invite to the National Championship in Florida. In 2020 no wins but he was a top 10 finisher in every tournament except the National Championship. Building off that went on to have a great 2021 with a win at Copper Point and the Order of Merit winner nationally in the Junior Boys Division. With getting a invite to the Future Stars event, 2022 is starting off with a bang. Not bad considering he was disqualified from the first ever MJT event he played in.
Joshua Ince, Surrey, British Columbia
Resent Results –
I started the 2022 season with four top ten finishes; a fourth-place finish in my first Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Event (70-71-71) in Phoenix, AZ; the first-place position in the season-starting Maple Leaf Junior Tour event, with a bogey-free 68 to start, and a 71 to close out the tournament; a T-6 result at the AJGA at 12 Oaks in Raleigh, North Carolina, and; T7 finish at the Hurricane Junior Golf IMG Academy Tournament. In 2021, I had ten top five finishes including a top 5 in my first AJGA tournament and my first SCPGA Junior Tour event.
Golf History (Highlights) –
Since August 2019 I have worked with coach Brett Saunders at Morgan Creek Golf Course (2020 Olympics, Canada Women’s Golf.) I also receive bi-weekly coaching with Alex Hodgins (2020 Olympics, Canada Women’s Soccer; 2021 Vancouver Canucks & Vancouver Whitecaps) on mental performance and preparation. To round out my training, I work with strength and conditioning coach Nick Mueller, Kinesiologist, TPI Level 3 trainer twice a week.
Short Bio –
As a current grade ten student, I want to improve my game with a goal of securing a spot on a U.S. College Golf Team, where I intend to study Business. During my grade nine and ten years I completed a hybrid of online and in person learning, and I am currently over a semester ahead in my studies, permitting me to spend more time during my junior and senior years preparing for and competing in my sport. My current GPA is 4.0.
I am a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with a Wilms tumor before my first birthday. I spent the first several years of my life undergoing various treatments and surgeries. This experience has made me resilient and compassionate. For two of the three years immediately prior to COVID, I canvassed for the Canadian Cancer Society, and I also volunteered at the WICC-BC annual golf tournament, raising money for cancer care and prevention
Brett Jones, Calgary, Alberta
Brett Jones is a 15 year old from Calgary, who attends grade 10 at Edge School and is a junior member at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club. Brett’s highlights from last year include winning the U17 Alberta Championship, winning the southern qualifier for the Alberta Men’s Open, and coming in T3 at the U19 Alberta Championship, earning a spot at Nationals in Quebec. Brett was happy to finish first this year at MJT – Edge School Spring Classic at Riverbend and he is excited to compete this season.
Aneesh Kaura, Calgary, Alberta
School: Springbank Community High School
Golf Club: Glencoe Golf and Country Club
GPA: 4.0 (97% average)
- Signed on with Simon Fraser University (NCAA Div 2) starting in fall 2022
- Made my PGA Tour Canada debut last year
- Defended MJT Banff this year shooting 65, 68
- Will have an opportunity to play in the Junior Americas Cup coming up in July
Harvey Liu, Surrey, British Columbia
- Playing at U.S.Kids championship in NC when I was 11 years old
- Won MJT event at Mayfair in Oct 2021, shot 73 & 66
- Shot 69 at Northview Ridge (blue tee) with 7 birdies by Apr,2022
- Shot 70 and winning team & individual champions at the AAA South Fraser championship by May 2022
Chase Pochylko, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Hi, My name is Chase Pochylko. I’m a 17-year-old Junior golfer from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan I began golfing at the age of six and started to take it seriously when I was 11 years old. During my years as a junior golfer, I also played hockey in the offseason until I was 16, then shifted my total focus towards pursuing golf as I began spending some time during the winter in Orlando at Sean Floey performance center. During the spring and fall, I help my dad at the farm planting and harvesting the crop.
I’m currently uncommitted for College and plan on taking a gap year, attending school in the fall of 2023 down south.
-Being named the Saskatchewan male youth athlete of the year nominated by golf Saskatchewan
-Qualifying for both the Canadian men’s amateur and the Canadian men’s Junior
2021 MJT / Golf Saskatchewan OOM Series at Elmwood G&CC 2021 Jun 26, 27
68, 71. Finished 1st.
Saskatchewan Men’s Amateur Championships 2021 Jul 6, 7, 8, 9
69, 79, 67, 73. Finished T10
Saskatchewan Junior Championship’s 2021 Jul 13, 14, 15
72, 71, 71. Finished 6th
116th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship 2021 Aug 2, 3, 4, 5
74, 74. Missed cut by 1 shot
The Elk Ridge Open A Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Event 2021 Sep 7, 8, 9, 10
79, 70. Missed cut by 1 shot
2021 MJT National Championship pres. by TaylorMade & Adidas Golf (Invitational) at Morgan Creek Golf Course Oct 8, 10, 11
77, 66, 70. Finished 1st
Disney Spring Break Junior Open – HJGT 2022
70, 73. Finished 2nd
Nikko Sebjanic, Calgary, Alberta
Nikko is graduating this year and heading to the UBC Okanagan HEAT men’s golf team in the fall studying Engineering. Some of his greatest golf achievements include a win at Waskesiu Junior Lobstick and shooting 29 on the back 9 at the MJT Banff Springs events in 2019. He enjoys the discipline and focus the game provides him. Nikko’s home course is Glencoe Golf & Country Club and has a +1 handicap.
Zach Szakacs, Corman Park, Saskatchewan
My name is Zach Szakacs and I was born and raised just outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I started playing golf when I was 9 years old and became a member at the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club. I was the Junior Club Champion at the Saskatoon Golf and Country club in 2015 and 2018. I have played on the Maple Leaf Junior Tour since 2020. I am currently enrolled in the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.
Josiah Tong, Heritage Pointe, Alberta
8 golf tournament wins in 2021 including 2 HJGT In the US (University of Florida College Prep and Jansen Beach). 2 tournament wins so far in 2022 including MJT Banff Springs Juvenile Champion and 21-22 ASAA Provincial Individual Boys Champion, recipient of the George T Hanna Trophy. Qualified for 2022 Junior Tour World Championships. Qualified for 2021 and 2022 HJGT Tournament of Champions in US. #4 MJT Juvenile nationally ranked in 2021. Also achieved Badminton Canada #1 BDU15, #3 BSU15 and #2 XDU17 national ranking.
Matthew Wilson, Nanaimo, British Columbia
Matthew began hitting a golf ball at age four and began playing the sport regularly at age 10 after joining Nanaimo Golf Club.
Matthew’s perseverance, dedication and talent became apparent in 2021 when he won BC Golf’s Juvenile Championship in Pitt Meadows BC. He shot rounds of 69-70-66, (-5) to win by 5 strokes to become provincial champion.
Wilson played in several other prestigious golf tournaments in 2021 and into the start of 2022, including winning a BC Zone Championship, 3 Maple Junior Tour Events and finishing 3rd at Golf Canada’s Next Gen Western Fall Series Event.
He was also named the BC zone 6 junior of the year in 2019 and 2021.
Daniel Xu, Richmond, British Columbia
Golf Experience and Introduction
I am a junior golfer in the grade 11 year who has competed across many different continents in many different events. I possess over nine years of experience of playing golf and within that time span, I have accomplished many things. These achievements include winning many events around British Columbia and many excellent finishes internationally. In my career, I have gotten back to back top-10 finishes at the US Kids World Junior Championship, along with a top 5 finish at the Optimist Junior World Golf Championship. Richmond Country Club has been my home course for 7 years and I was able to win the Junior Club Championship in 2020. Even through the many ups and downs, he has always strived to become better. Daniel is still on his journey to improve every single day of self improvement, in life and in golf.
Accomplishments and Awards
- 2X Top 10 in the world in an International Junior Worlds Tournament (US Kids Golf)
- 1X Top 5 in an International World Junior Tournament (Optimist Golf Championship)
- Multiple Time Local Junior Tournament Winner
- 1X Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Win
- Top 15 British Columbia Junior (U19) Championship in 2020
- Richmond Country Club Junior Club Champion (2020)
- Most recent win was July 19-20, 2021 at MJT Rivershore with scores of 69-74.
- Top 5 British Columbia Juvenile (U17) Championship in 2021
Recent Finishes on the MJT
- MJT BC Series at Golden Eagle GC 5th (76-74)
- MJT Ford Series at Chilliwack G&CC T3 (75-74)