Amateur Championships begin Tuesday at Cooke Municipal

Cooke Municipal Golf Course is the 2022 Saskatchewan Amateur Championships host.

A jam-packed field of the province’s best amateur golfers will converge on Prince Albert’s Cooke Municipal Golf Course this week for the Saskatchewan Amateur Championships.

Three championships will be contended for during the week. The Saskatchewan Amateur Women’s Championship and Saskatchewan Mid-Amateur (25 years and older) Championship will run from Tuesday to Thursday. The Saskatchewan Amateur Men’s Championship is a 72-hole tournament, that championship ends on Friday.

“At Cooke Municipal Golf Club, we are very excited for the opportunity to host these prestigious events. This event allows us to showcase our golf course and Prince Albert’s excellent hospitality. We look forward to being a great host and providing a great test of golf for all those participating.”

Cooke Municipal Golf Course General Manager Darcy Myers

The course hasn’t hosted a Saskatchewan provincial championship since 2014 when hometown golfer Martin Ring won the men’s amateur championship.

“We’re really excited to host this event,” Myers added. “It’s been quite awhile since we have had the amateur and mid-amateur, a lot has changed here since then and we’re looking forward to showcasing our golf course to the province.”

In recent memory Cooke hosted the men’s amateur in 2007, Prince Albert product Ron Stewart won that year. In 1995 Colin Coben won the first of his two amateur titles at Cooke as well. Melfort’s Kim Brozer won the Women’s Amateur Championship at Cooke in 1991, Gerri Street was the senior women’s winner that year at the club while Ray Marsh captured the senior men’s trophy that same year.

Players are not-only competing for trophies won by legends such as Joanne Goulet, Graham DeLaet, and Jim Scissons, but spots at the Canadian Amateur Championships are on the line.

“Cooke is a premier golf course in the province with arguably the top conditions tee to green in Saskatchewan this year. Darcy and the entire crew at the club, in the heart of a great city with all the amenities we expect the 2022 amateur championships to be a week our organization remembers and the participants that compete in the three coinciding championships,” Golf Saskatchewan Director of Championships Steve Ryde said.

Roman Timmerman is the defending amateur men’s champion, Prince Albert’s Danny Klughart will seek his fourth straight mid-amateur championship, Ella Kozak is the reigning women’s amateur champion, however Kozak is not in the women’s field. The 16-year-old Yorkton golfer is competing in the United States Junior Girls Championship in Kentucky this week.

The championships begin at 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

For all the information including tee times and leaderboard for the women’s championship click here.

The men’s and mid-amateur championship details can be found here.