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Three Sask. Winners in Maple Leaf Junior Tour stop

Written by Clark Stork

The 2018 Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour made a stop in Portage la Prairie, Man. on the weekend for the IMG Junior Worlds/USKG Qualifier. A trio of Saskatchewan golfers were winners in their age categories, there was seven divisions overall in the two-round tournament.

Yorkton’s Ella Kozak was the Under-15 winner, the 12-year-old shot 86 and 88 for a total of 174, 24 strokes up on the second-place finisher. She earns 300 points in the Order of Merit (OOM) standings.

In the Juvenile boy’s category, Saskatoon twin brothers Josh and Cole Nagy finished 1-2, posting two-day scores of 145 and 149 respectively. Josh earns 300 points in the OOM standings, Cole received 225 points. Estevan golfer Jace Carlisle scored back-to-back 77’s, nine back of the leader to finish in third place. Chase Gedak finished tied for 5th carding 159, Drew Fenwick placed 14th overall shooting a solid 85 and 86, both are from Estevan.

Deer Valley’s Cole Obrigewitsch was the Junior Boys champion. Obrigewitsch, 18, shot 74 in the first-round and 77 on day-two. Obrigewitsch picked up the maximum 300 points in the OOM race as well. He finished six strokes up on the second-place golfer who shot 157. Reegan Robinson, another Estevan athlete finished the tournament in third posting a 160 score.

In the other division featuring Saskatchewan golfers, Wawota’s Theoren West was the top local finisher placing 9th in the boys Bantam. The 14-year-old fired 167 on the weekend, that was four strokes less than Yorkton’s Jackson Long who claimed 10th place. Radville product Davin Bourassa was 13th with 187.

Estevan’s Woodlawn Golf Club will host the first Saskatchewan based OOM series tournament May 19 and 20.