Waywayseecappo Wolverines prospect, Brandt Young stepped into the winner's circle over the weekend.
Playing in the Neepawa Golf & Country Club Junior Men's Club Championship, Brandt took care of business by winning the title. He shot an 84 to win by five strokes.
"To be honest, I don't think I played too well, I think I could have played better," said Young. "84 was good enough to win, so I guess it worked out."
"I was hitting my driver pretty well out there," he continued. "I think it was more my short game. I lipped out on some putts and my chipping wasn't fantastic, but overall, it is what it is."
Brandt also played in the overall Men's Club Championship. That meant his second round was on Sunday and he fired a 90. The winner of the men's title was Austin Gwilt.
Young's focus now switches to getting back on the ice. The 16-year-old from Neepawa will head to Lethbridge this weekend for Hurricanes rookie camp. That starts on Wednesday, August 28.
Main camp starts on August 30.
"I'm going there to hopefully make an impression and of course, have some fun. That's really what it's all about," he added.
In his first year with the U18 Yellowhead Chiefs last year, Brandt put up 11 points (1G) in 46 regular-season games. In his last year with the Bantam Chiefs the year prior, he was very efficient. He put up 44 points (4G) in 36 games.
"I'm more of a defence first type of player and I think you can tell that by my numbers," he added. "I take pride in my own zone first and I try to make a good first pass."
Young adds his goal is to make the Hurricanes this season. As a 16-year-old that may be tough, but he's ready for the challenge ahead of him.
"I like to think I have a chance if I play well," Young said. "If I don't, I guess we'll see what happens. I just want to give it my all and leave a good impression."
If Brandt doesn't make the team, he'll report to Waywayseecappo. He was drafted 12th overall in the 2018 MJHL Draft by the Wolverines.
"I'm going into these camps with a good head," he concluded. "If I don't make Lethbridge, I'll go to Waywayseecappo with a fresh mind and I'll try my hardest. If it works out that's great, if it doesn't, it doesn't."