The Southwest Booster

Young golfers thrive at Saskatchew­an Junior Championsh­ips


Some young Southwest golfers had impressive showings at the Saskatchew­an Junior Golf Championsh­ips at the Hillcrest Golf Club in Moose Jaw.

Kyle’s Chloe Wills was the top golfer in the Junior Women U15 Division. Wills, golfing out of the Sask Landing Golf Resort, shot an 89 on day one to hold a commanding lead. She shot a 95 on day two to increase her lead to 13 strokes. She brought her score back down to a 91 on day three for a nine-shot win.

Swift Current’s Niya Friesen placed second in the Junior Girls U13 Division. Friesen shot a 104 on day one to sit three shots back of Regina’s

Tayla Perry. Both players shot 96s on day two as Friesen remained in second spot, three shots back of the lead. Friesen lowered her score to a 90 on day three to finish only six shots back of Perry for top spot.

Swift Current’s Makstr Mcintyre tied for fourth in the Bantam Men U15 Division at 24-over across three rounds.

Mcintyre was tied for second after an opening round 76, only one shot back of Elias Haukness. Mcintyre shot a 79 on day two to fall to third, seven shots back of the lead, and two shots behind Regina’s Grayson Malinoski. He shot an 82 on day three to finish 14 shots behind the winner,

Elias Haukeness.

Swift Current’s Matty Schmiess placed second in the 10-12 Junior Boys Division.

Schmiess sat second with 36 points in the opening round, three points back of Austin Nesbitt. He tied for first on day two with 35 points to place second, three points back of Nesbitt.

Kyle’s Jace Wills placed third with 62 points. Wills was fourth after the opening round with 28 Stableford Points. He was third on day two with 32 points.

Swift Current’s Nixon Friesen placed fourth overall. He was fourth on day one with 28 points and then placed fifth on day two with 24 points.

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