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Sask. women shining in silver, men basking in bronze

Written by Clark Stork

Saskatchewan golfers will be coming home with some hardware after the Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) in Swift Current this week.

Sunday saw the conclusion of the 54-hole championship at the Chinook Golf Course. The Saskatchewan women’s team of Sarah Grieve, Ella Kozak, Autumn Neiszner, and Symone Ripley claimed the silver medal overtaking Manitoba during the third day of the championship. Saskatchewan finished at plus-88, five strokes ahead of Manitoba. Alberta won the golf medal with a sparkling score of five-over par.

Individually Saskatoon’s Grieve was the top local coming in fourth place at 26-over par. Yorkton’s Kozak finished in fifth at plus-30. Neiszner, of Regina finished in eighth with a three-round score of 40-over. Ripley, also a Saskatoon golfer was 13th at 120-over par.

Jenna Bruggeman of Edmonton led start to finish and won the event at plus-three. Alberta won the team gold medal.

The Saskatchewan men’s team is bringing back bronze medals for their performance in Swift Current.

The team played excellent all three days and finished the event going eight-under par Sunday to finish at even for the tournament. Alberta won gold in the men’s division as well. As a squad they were 37-under par. Manitoba was second at minus-30.

TJ Baker put together the best three-day total for the Saskatchewan players, the Prince Albert product placed sixth at plus-13. Saskatoon’s Alex Swinnerton was ninth with a score of 16-over par.

Regina’s Will Blake finished at plus-18, he placed 12th overall. Jackson Wingert’s score of 29-over left him in 15th. Theoren West of Wawota placed 16th with a final score of 35-over par.

All the results can be found here.

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