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Sports Extra: St. Albert's Brooke Brezovski goes golfing and Canadian college curling results

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DOG SLEDDING – Linda Eady skis with her Goldendoodle, Stella, along Sturgeon Road during an outing earlier this month. The cross-country ski conditions are still in prime shape as Thursday marked the first day of spring. JOHN LUCAS/St. Albert Gazette

Golf results for Brezovski

The first event on the 2020 Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour for Brooke Brezovski was the Humber College PGM Classic in Vancouver.

Brezovski, 16, finished 13th out of 18 females in the 15 to 19 age division at the March 14 to 16 competition.

The Grade 11 St. Albert Skyhawk shot rounds of 89-86-78 for a total score of 253.

The winner was YanJun Yi, 17, of Victoria at 213 (72-73-68).

Upcoming MJT events have since been suspended because of the COVID-19 outbreak and will be rescheduled at a later date as circumstances allow.

Brezovski is the 2019 Glendale junior and ladies’ club champion after winning the 2018 and 2017 ladies’ titles at Sturgeon Valley.

Brezovski was also crowned the top junior female at the Glendale in 2018 after her 2016-17 junior repeat at Sturgeon Valley.

Last year, Brezovski competed at the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, Alberta Ladies Amateur Championship, Alberta Junior Championships and the Girls Junior Americas Cup in Murrieta, CA. Teams from Alberta and B.C. were the only Canadian contingents amongst the 16 USA States in the Junior Americas Cup 54-hole tournament. Teams of four counted three scores and not the lowest score and Brezovski was the top Canadian out of the Alberta and B.C. females with a three-day total of 241 (85-78-78) to finish tied for 51st place out of 77.

College curling championships

The Canadian College Curling Championships wrapped up Sunday in Portage la Prairie, Man., for the following Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference rinks with St. Albert and area connections.

Concordia Thunder men: skip Evan Van Amsterdam, third Tyler Van Amsterdam, second Braden Pelech, lead Cody Holowaychuk, alternate Josh Buchholtz and coach Taina Smiley.

Concordia Thunder women: skip Brittany Brezinski, third Madysan Theroux, second Kennedy Tourcotte, lead Gina Friedrich and coach Holly Jamieson.

NAIT Ooks men: skip Nic Oake, third Jonah Tobinski, second Nicholas Duivenvoorde, lead John Ritchie, alternate Trygg Jensen and coach Jules Owchar.

NAIT Ooks women: skip Emily Clark, third Jenna Bruce, second Madison Graham, lead Mackenzie Johnston, alternate Nicole Sawia and coach Owchar.

The men’s final was for 10-9 for Concordia (7-2) in an extra end against the Humber (Ont.) Hawks (7-2) as the Thunder repeated as national gold medallists.

A steal of three in nine by Concordia was followed by Humber’s game-tying deuce in 10.

Concordia also needed an extra end to defeat NAIT 9-7 in the semifinal after the Ooks counted one in 10 to knot it at seven.

NAIT (5-4) finished fourth after losing the bronze-medal game 12-5 in nine ends to the Fanshawe (Ont.) Falcons (6-3).

In the women’s division, Concordia (4-5) lost the bronze-medal game 7-5 as the Red Deer Queens (5-4) scored a deuce in 10.

NAIT (4-3) missed the four-team playoff cutline.

At the ACAC championships, NAIT was a finallist and Concordia placed third in the men’s draw and NAIT finished third in the women’s draw.

Evan Van Amsterdam was also the recipient of the ACAC Male Curler of the Year Award.

2103 jogger CC 3172 featurePUSHING FORWARD – Karly Wirsz jogs on Red Willow Trail Wednesday morning. Residents are finding ways to alleviate the pressures of Alberta’s recent state of emergency while still maintaining proper social distancing protocols. CHRIS COLBOURNE/St. Albert Gazette

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About the Author: Jeff Hansen

Jeff Hansen joined the St. Albert Gazette in 1991. He writes about sports, athletes and teams from St. Albert and area.
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