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Race for Western Canada Summer Games positions now underway

Written by Clark Stork

Team Saskatchewan’s golf teams for the Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) will consist of five girls and five boys based on Order of Merit (OMT) points.

To be eligible to compete for a spot at the Games, players must be under 17 years old as of Aug. 1 this year, be a Saskatchewan resident, and be a member of Golf Canada. The golf portion of the games will be played at the Chinook Golf Club in Swift Current from Aug. 14 to 18.

Positions on the teams will be determined by OMT points, Golf Saskatchewan will take a players top four events plus the provincial junior championships taking place at the Evergreen Golf Course in Nipawin from July 9 to 11. The teams will be announced July 12. The top four players in the Juvenile age group (15-16) and the top player in the Bantam age group (13-14) will be asked to join Team Sask.

The first OMT event was held in Estevan May 4 and 5. The Elmwood Golf and Country Club is hosting the second Maple Leaf Junior Tour (MJT) in Saskatchewan this upcoming weekend. The deadline to register is Thursday (May 16). Registration details can be found here.

A pair of Future Links events in June will be used for points as will another two MJT tournaments near the end of June.

You can see the dates and registration information under the “compete” tab, then click on Junior OMT. The WCSG standings after the first qualifying event can be seen here. To view the Golf Saskatchewan OMT points structure click here.

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