Calgary’s Cornwall takes women’s am; Acaster wins mid-am on home course

The Saskatchewan Amateur Women’s Championship and Mid-Amateur Men’s Championship concluded Thursday at the North Battleford Golf and Country Club.

Emily Cornwall was the winner of the 104th provincial women’s championship as the Springbank Links Golf Course member shot rounds of 79, 74, and 84 for a 54-hole total of 237, one lower than Regina’s Hallie Crozier. The Calgary resident said winning the Saskatchewan championship is exciting.

“Moving day was amazing for me and today was less than perfect, but I mean it is golf and you have to put things into perspective. I won a tournament today and it feels really good obviously,” she said.

Placing third was Kaylee Chung of Vancouver, she was three behind Cornwall. Brooklin Fry of Shell Lake, Sask. finished in fourth at 242, she was the reigning champion. Regina golfer Alex Schmidt was fifth at 248.

In the first Mid-Amateur Women’s Championship Regina’s Kim Walker was the winner. Golf Canada is now hosting a Canadian Mid-Amateur Women’s Championship later this summer. The division is for players 25 years and older. Saskatoon’s Abra Thompson also is eligible for a national spot alongside Walker.

The full results of the women’s championships can be found here.

In the Mid-Amateur Men’s Championship, also for players 25 and over, Tim Acaster defeated Jehremy Ryde of Saskatoon in a one-hole playoff at the North Battleford Golf and Country Club.

“Good, it always nice to win,” the North Battleford product said after the round. “It was a bit of a struggle out there today, we were all playing pretty good on the front and then we hit a few bad shots, you know how it goes, feeds off itself. Made a few putts on 17 and 18 to force a playoff which was awesome.”

Defending champion Brett Henry of Prince Albert placed third, one shot back of both Acaster and Ryde at 216. Another Prince Albert player, Cory Selander took fourth overall (218), there was a two-way tie for fifth between Todd Turgeon of Spiritwood and Shaun Dunphy of Saskatoon.

Acaster along with 11 other players qualified for the Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship later this summer.

The Saskatchewan Amateur Men’s Championship continues in North Battleford Friday. The final round will feature 23 players that made the cut to compete in the 112th edition of the event.

Tee times begin at 7 a.m., the final group will tee off at 8:10 a.m.

The full details of the men’s championships is here.