Blanch reacts to Junior Lobstick win; Moose Mountain takes place at Kenosee

Waskesiu Head Professional Paul Schatz presents Griffin Blanch with the Junior Lobstick trophy. (Waskesiu Golf Course/Facebook)

He never led during the final match, but Saskatoon’s Griffin Blanch is the 2023 Junior Lobstick champion.

Blanch, 15, shot 76 during the qualifier and was seeded sixth going into the match-play portion of the historic event. The Saskatoon Golf and Country Club member defeated Lincoln Rogers, Brady Guenther, Bennett Scissons, and Carter Degelman on route to the championship.

He spoke with Golf Saskatchewan on Monday.

The complete Junior Lobstick results can be seen here.

In the southern part of the province on the weekend, the Moose Mountain Classics took place at Golf Kenosee.

Taking the women’s championship with a two-day score of 171 (83, 88) was Mariah Sheppard. Sandy Marsellus and Jenna Currie tied for second at 174.

In the senior men’s championship Rick Hallberg cruised to the win on his home course with a 36-hole score of 142 (73, 69), 11 shots better than Martin Ring in second.

Jamie Barnett of Carlyle was third.

In the men’s event Mike Currie took the championship holding off Kipling competitors Carson Harcourt and Winston Grayson for the championship.

Tying for fourth was Yorkton’s Ella Kozak with Clarke Lemieux at 153.

The complete Moose Mountain Classic results can be viewed in each Order of Merit schedule here.