The golf season couldn't be going any better than it is for Neepawa's Hayden Delaloye. Last month he won a Maple Leaf Junior Tour event at the Portage Golf Club.
Now the young golfer has followed that up with another tournament win, this time at the Carman Golf Club. Playing in the second event of the MJT Manitoba Series, Delaloye fired a 76 to grab the tournament victory in the one-day event.
Two of Hayden's three rounds in tournament play this season have been below 80. The win also means that he remains atop the Order of Merit in the Bantam boys division. The two wins add up to 300 points with the golfer in second place having just 225.
Last year when playing in this exact event, Delaloye placed third.
"It was a good day. I was kind of disappointed that the tournament was only one day," said Delaloye. "I didn't do well in it last year so it was nice to bounce back."
"My putting was probably the best part of my game the entire day, I didn't hit the ball fantastic," he added.
The flat stick helped Hayden rack up five birdies, one of which was almost an eagle but he lipped out.
Next up for Hayden is an MJT event at the Glendale Golf & Country Club in Winnipeg. That tournament tees it up in 12 days and is a two-day event.
"I'm just trying to keep my mind in the game and I really need to stay focused," said Delaloye. "Bad shots may happen at Glendale, but I need to stay focused and rebound nicely."
"I also need to make my drives count if I want to have success," he added.
Winning the tournament in Carman opened up a whole new stage for Hayden he didn't think he would get the chance to take part in at his age.
Because of his performance in Carman, he's been invited to the 2019 Future Champions Golf Callaway World Championships. The event is in Palm Desert, California from July 13-17.
"It was so cool when I found out I was invited to the event," said Delaloye. "It's really nice to know that I can compete with others from all over, it means a lot to me."