Once again the Southeast District Athletic Association (SEDAA) hosted their Senior Golf Districts at Golf Kenosee on Tuesday, Sept. 15, on a cool, misty, foggy day.
Despite this a total of 65 golfers came out to compete, 50 of them within the boys’ competition and 15 within the girls’ division.
Commissioner of the event, Trent Johnson from G.F. Kells High School, said, “This is a good turnout. We have anywhere between 50 and 75 golfers come out and it’s up about 10 golfers from last year.”
“It’s nice being able to host it here because it’s a neutral location in the southeast. We’ve hosted it here for quite a few years now and it is a challenging course, there’s lots of trees for example so if kids aren’t used to golfing on courses with trees they might end up losing all of their balls. So, they might not be used to the difficulty, but seeing that it has been here the last five years they can come and practice during the summer.”
There is discussion surrounding next year and the potential for Estevan to host it.
This year, however, despite the wind and cold the participants did well on the difficult course. The top three individual golfers in both the male and female divisions will advance, as will the top teams from the day.
In the boys division Mitchell Morrison of Carlyle shot a 75, Erik McKersie of Estevan shot an 83, and Jesse Moffatt of Carlyle shot an 84.
Within the girls division Kelly Kay of Maryfield will move on with a score of 101, Hallie Burke of Rocanville also shot a 101, and Cheyenne Henrion of Redvers shot a 105.
Within the team competition the Carlyle boys advanced with Mitchell Morrison, Jesse Moffatt, Austin Valentine, and Wyatt Bayliss. Second place in the team event was Estevan and third place went to Oxbow.
The girls’ team competition was won by Lampman with MacKenzie Fleck, Sam Greenwood, and Katie Greenwood advancing. Second place in the team competition went to Oxbow and third place to Estevan.
This year’s Saskatchewan High School Provincial Grass Golf Championship will be hosted in Yorkton at the Deer Park Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 25.