Playoff payoff

JASON HILLS, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 6:58 AM ET

Kaitlin Allan was waiting to get redemption, she finally got it.

Two years ago as a 15-year-old, the Royal Mayfair member had a two shot lead at the McLennan Ross Sun Junior Tour Championship at Wolf Creek Golf Resort before blowing her chance with three holes to play. That year Kelly Amundrud won the tournament in a playoff.

Yesterday, Allan was in Amundrud's group and was three shots behind the two-time defending champion with three holes to play.

Allan scored three straight pars, while Amundrud scored a bogey, double bogey and par to force the playoff. The playoff just took one hole after Allan nailed a par and Amundrud bogeyed the hole.

"This feels great I was shooting for a 79 but I was so happy get a 77," said Allan.

"The rain was just horrendous today. I dunno it just came down and then it would stop and then it would come down again."

Despite the gross weather conditions, Amundrud surprisingly scored better on the front nine than she did on the back nine.

She shot a one-over on the front and five-over on the back. The weather conditions got better through the back nine of the course and that's where Allan was able to make her big charge.

"I don't know if there is a worse feeling knowing that you screwed up your chance of winning," said Allan referring to her collapse two years ago.

"I didn't even know how far I was back. I kept asking my friend who was keeping her score, am I close, am I close and she kept telling me not to worry and I think that was a big help."

Allan shot four-over on the front nine, and shot the best score amongst all the Junior girls shooting a two-over on the back nine.

"This is the best feeling in the world. Coming into today my goal was to just win the Order of Merit (Overall Top Golfer of the Year) and I was able to do both."

On the Junior Boys side Red Deer's Chase Terron also came from behind to win not only the tournament, but also the Order of Merit.

Terron shot a bogey free back nine on route to a masterful 69 in very tough playing conditions.

While many of the province's top golfers struggled with the conditions, Terron came prepared for it.

"I had my rain pants and a couple of jackets and I just tried to stay dry," said Terron.

"I brought three pairs of gloves and the conditions were so wet, I went through two of them."

The round didn't start off well for the 17-year-old, he was two over through the first four holes.

"It was a tough start, but I was able to battle back and hit some fairways and greens," explained Terron.

"I got my kick start when I almost got an eagle on the par 4, 13th hole. I shot my nine iron with my second shot and got it within a half and inch."

The Junior boys side of the tour has been very close all season long.

Only Red Deer's Jordan Krulicki was a repeat winner leading up to the Tour Championship, Krulicki shot a 75 yesterday. Now Terron can join him in the elite company with his victory yesterday.

"It was tough. It felt like a couple of days because the weather was changing every three or four holes," said Terron. "It's a nice way to end my season here I am leaving in three days to the University of Victoria on a golf scholarship."

"Let's just say it's a nice going away present.


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