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Logjams among leaders at amateur championships

Written by Clark Stork
Unity's Justin Wood has at least a share of the lead at both men's amateur championships.

The conditions at The Legends Golf Course in Warman on the opening day of the Saskatchewan Amateur Golf Championships were almost perfect and some results reflect the weather.

The wind stayed down throughout the day on Tuesday allowing 11 competitors in the Men’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championships to shoot under par. 2016 champion Justin Wood of Unity and Saskatoon’s Ty Campbell are tied for the amateur lead at 5-under, 67.

Travis Fifi of Regina is one shot back at 4-under.

Four players are sitting at 3-under, 71 while another trio of golfers carded round one scores of 2-under, 70.

Another handful of players sit at 1-under, 71.

The Mid-Amateur Championship is open to players 25 years of age and older. The events are played coincidingly until Thursday. Wood sits a stroke ahead of Fifi for the Mid-Am lead.

Round two begins at 6:40 a.m. on Wednesday.

The complete leaderboards can be seen here.

Yorkton connection leads Women’s Amateur Championship

A young golfer from Yorkton and a veteran of the provincial golf circuit are tied on top of the leaderboard in the Women’s Amateur Championship.

Deer Park Municipal Golf Course member Ella Kozak (pictured) 14, and Kathy Ziglo, formerly of Yorkton each shot opening rounds of 4-over, 76 on Tuesday to take a share of the early lead of the event also held at The Legends in Warman.

2020 junior girl’s champion Brooklin Fry of Shell Lake, Saskatoon’s Sarah Grieve, and Autumn Neiszner of Regina are tied for third at plus-6, 78. Alex Schmidt, also of Regina is in the hunt at 8-over, 80.

Round two of the event will begin at 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday.

The full results can be found here.

 

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