Busy weekend on OMT across Saskatchewan

Grace Odnokon is the 2022 girls champion at the Elk Ridge MJT event on Aug. 13 and 14. (Submitted photo-Jeff Chambers)

There were several events across Saskatchewan this past weekend as the 2022 Order of Merit Tours (OMT) wind down.

The Maple Leaf Junior Tour (MJT) made a stop at Elk Ridge Golf Resort on Aug. 13 -14 for the Golf Saskatchewan OOM Series.

Grace Odnokon was the winner of the under-15 girl’s division, and overall winner with a 36-hole score of 169 (82, 87). Chloe Wills of Kyle was six shots back in second, Sarah Henderson rounded out the top-three in the age group with a score of 176.

Edmonton’s Julianne Burlet of Edmonton won the 15-19 girls’ category with a score of 187.

Austin Nesbitt of Pilot Butte was the lowest shooter in the peewee boy’s category with a two-day score of 160 (76, 84). Saskatoon’s Lucas Sturgeon was second just a stroke behind, Swift Current’s Matty Schmeiss was third at 164.

The bantam boy’s division was a tight contest with three players tied at 162 through 36 holes. Saskatoon’s Ryan Mosher made par on the first playoff hole to edge Bridge City counterparts Aricin Franklin and Brady Guenther.

Warman’s Dane Giesbrecht continues his strong season with another win in the juvenile boy’s age group. The Legends Golf Club member shot rounds of 72 and 76 on route to a one-shot win Jordan Heller of Regina. Carter Degelman of Saskatoon picked up a third-place finish with a 36-hole score of 153.

Reigning Saskatchewan junior champion Chase Pochylko was the boys overall winner with a score of 142 thanks to rounds of 70 and 72. Assiniboia golfer Davin Karst pushed Pochylko to edge falling a shot short. Carter Bell of Saskatoon was third at 146.

The complete results can be found here.

The MJT Mini-Tour was in Elk Ridge as well on Saturday, Aug. 13. To see the results from the one-day event played alongside the junior event click here.

In North Battleford at the Golf and Country Club the Auto Dealers Northwest Amateur took place over two days. The team of Tim Acaster and Wyatt Kasokeo were the winners with a score of 127 (62, 65). Danny Klughart and Cory Selander were three shots back in second place. Justin Wood and Jehremy Ryde were third at 128 (65, 63).

More scores can be seen here.

In Kenosee Lake the annual Moose Mountain Classic took place with women’s, senior, and men’s divisions.

Abra Thompson is the 2022 ladies champion after posting a 36-hole score of 165 (85, 80) at Golf Kenosee on the weekend. Shelly Big Eagle was second with a score of 167 (83, 84), and Sandy Marsellus rounded out the top-three with a two-day score of 169 (79, 90).

The complete results can be seen here.

Golf Kenosee member Paul Grimes won the senior men’s championship thanks to a steady 1-over par, 145 on the weekend. Ken Appell was second eight shots behind Grimes. Tom Dodd was third at 156 (76, 80).

The senior results can be found here.

In the men’s division another local claimed the win. Wawota’s Theoren West picks up his first win outside of juniors. West played well on both days and ousted the field by six strokes. With a 69 on day one and a 68 in the final round West was half a dozen shots ahead of Carson Harcourt. Jace Carlisle was third at 144 (71, 73).

The complete men’s results can be seen here.

The OMT standings will be updated as soon as possible.

This week the Coca-Cola Junior Lobstick is underway in Waskesiu. The Senior Men’s Northern runs this week as well at Cooke Municipal Golf Course in Prince Albert.