Regina golfers in control at senior, mid-master’s championshipsWritten by Clark Stork
Regina’s Kim Walker had the round of the day at the Saskatchewan Senior Women’s Championship on Wednesday at the Royal Regina Golf Club (RRGC).
The Wascana Country Club member followed a 12-over par first round with a sparkling one-under during the second round of the 54-hole championship for women over 50 years of age. Walker bogeyed the first hole but got the stroke back with a birdie on hole five. Even through the front nine she bogeyed 12 and 15 dropping to two over for the round. Walker eagled the par five 17th and added another birdie on 18 to finish with a score of 70.
She now sits eight strokes ahead of first round leader, Tammy Bezaire of Hague. Bezaire shot 83 on Wednesday and sits comfortably in second place at 19-over. Sue Skinner of Rosetown is tied with Regina’s Debra Duncan for third.
Seven-time champion Lorie Boyle from Moose Jaw is in fifth at 28-over par.
The leaderboard can be seen here.
The 56th senior women’s champion will be crowned Thursday. The women groups will start teeing off at 10 a.m.
100th Senior Men’s Championship
2017 senior men’s champion Ken Rodgers has put himself in a solid position to become a two-time winner of the championship.
The Tor Hill Golf Course player was two-under par after the first round, he wasn’t as precise during the second round of the event at the RRGC but his two-over, 73 is good enough to sustain a four-stroke lead over Swift Current’s Brent Wotypka. The Elmwood Golf and Country Club member was just a stroke back after round one but dropped back with a second round of 76.
2018 senior champion Rick Hallberg is in the hunt at six-over par, he’s in third place. Warren Sandbeck of Strathmore, Alta. is in fourth place at plus-seven. Colin Coben of Delisle and Saskatoon’s Rick Hillestad round out the top-five tied at eight-over.
The complete results can be seen here.
Mid-Master’s Championship (40 +)
In the mid-master’s division at the event, Tyler Wright of Regina sits atop the leaderboard with the slimmest of margins.
Wright, who plays out of the Wascana Country Club, shot an even 71 on Wednesday to overtake Brad Phelps for the lead. Wright’s overall score of two-over par is a shot ahead of fellow Wascana member Ryan McNall and Phelps. McNall posted a plus-two, 73 during the second round while Phelps shot four-over par.
Three players are tied for fourth place, Darryl Czuy, Scott Allan, and Hallberg are all tied at plus-six going into the championship round on Thursday.
The leaderboard can be found here.
The top three players in the 40 and over age group will be exempted into the Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship in Toronto later this summer.
The men’s tee times begin at 7 a.m.