How low will they go?Aside from who will be crowned champion, one of the burning questions going into this Thursday-to-Sunday 1932byBateman Open at the Edmonton Country Club is what the winning score will be.“It’ll start with a 2,” said Country Club general manager Alan Carter of the tournament which runs Thursday to Sunday. “It’ll be at least 20-under. If we get four calm days the winning score will probably be 24 or 25-under par.”That’s probably a good guess given that the highest winning score has been 19-under par on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada so far this season.Carter also firmly believes that the course record 63 set by Calgary’s Dustin Risdon in the 2010 renewal where he defeated Adam Hadwin will also fall.“That’ll go by the wayside,” said Carter.“There’s a big difference with players 10 years ago and today. They hit the ball a lot farther.“Other than the tee on No. 10 which is 100 yards longer than in 2010 the course is the same.”For some reason most golf fans have yet to appreciate the amazing talent on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada.“People have no clue about the calibre of players on this Tour,’ said Edmonton’s Wil Bateman, who has won on the Latin American PGA Tour and made the cut in all 11 events he played on this Tour in 2016. “People will come up to us and say ‘Oh, you’re a professional golfer; what club do you play out of?’”Since 2013, when the Canadian Tour became the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada, 26 Mackenzie Tour alumni have PGA TOUR status including event winners Nick Taylor, Mackenzie Hughes, Tony Finau, and Aaron Wise. And that doesn’t include Adam Hadwin who made the PGA prior to 2013 or Doc Redman, who finished second in the Rocket Mortgage Classic after Monday qualifying with a 62 the day after he played in the Mackenzie Tour’s stop at Lethbridge’s Paradise Valley.There are also 11 players currently in position on the Korn Ferry Tour – formerly the web.com – to earn PGA TOUR cards.Check it out. You won’t be disappointed.SCENEIan Siebers of Bellevue, Washington took the Junior America’s Cup played at the immaculate Blackhawk golf course with rounds of 65-67-75 – the last round in what seemed like a hurricane.“You’ll be seeing some of these kids on the PGA. No question,” said Blackhawk managing partner, Al Prokop. “Tiger Woods. Fred Couples. Phil Mickelson are just some of the guys who have played in this event.• A pair of Edmonton kids went out of town to get victories on the Boston-Pizza presented Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour.Tate Bruggeman, 12, took the Peewee division in a two-hole playoff after rounds of 70, 75 at B.C.’s Predator Ridge.“I just tried to stay focused on my game and not worry about anyone else was doing,” said Bruggeman.And Braden O’Grady, 16, shot fabulous rounds of 68, 69 to win the Juvenile Boys and the overall Saskatchewan Zone Junior Championship at Saskatoon’s Dakota Dunes.• A few McLennan Ross Alberta Golf Junior Tour events to recap:At a windy RedTail Landing, Reid Casavant of Westlock made a sensational greenside bunker shot to a foot on the first hole of the playoff to edge out Camrose’s Kevin Kucy. Both shot 3-over 75 in regulation.Kevin’s sister, Jayla, won the girl’s with an 81.Casavant then went to Ponoka where he won again with his 77 one shot better than five players.NOTEDLots of holes-in-one:Darrell Jones aced No. 5 from 179 yards with a smooth 5-iron at the Edmonton Petroleum Club.Stony Plain had their first two holes-in-one of the year when Randy Molyneau got his first ace with a 6-iron from 166 yards on No. 3 andMarvin Kowalchuk handled No. 7 from 146 yards with a 4-iron.Brian Ironiside had to wait until he was 70 to get his first ace. Now he’s got two – the latest coming at The Derrick with a 5-hybrid on No. 2 from 170 yards. He got his first earlier this year in Arizona.Terry Gil took down No. 3 at the Windermere with a 9-iron from 113 yards.Two more aces at Highlands: Mark Halldorson, who aced No. 7 from 130 yards with an 8-iron and Lawrence Dunnigan, who also aced No. 7 – this time with an 8-iron from 144 yards.Congrats to Jake Thubron, who got a hole-in-one on No. 4 at the Edmonton Country Club with a 6-iron from 139 yards.Braxton Fox notched his fifth hole-in-one at The Ranch with a 9-iron from 138 yards on No. 3.A nice 3-wood from 200 yards at the Derrick gave Brendan Jensen, a Proshop worker at the course, his first ace.Jamie Harms grabbed his first hole-in-one with a big 7-iron from 178 yards on No. 18 at the Edmonton Country Club.And, at Cardiff it was Kevin Georgy on No. 15 with a 153-yard firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow me on Twitter: CurtisJStock.