Championship season opens with Juniors in Yorkton

The first Saskatchewan provincial golf championship of the season will tee off Wednesday.

The 2024 Junior Women’s and Men’s Championship will be held at Deer Park Municipal Golf Course and be played over 54-holes and three rounds, concluding on Friday afternoon.

Deer Park has been a constant supporter of junior events over the course’s history. The under-19 championships were last held in Yorkton in 2015. Golf Canada hosted a Future Links event in 2018 as well. Head Professional Al Sauser said the course always enjoys bringing championship caliber events to Yorkton.

“The golf course is obviously in good shape as we get ready for the juniors,” Sauser said. “We are looking forward to this championship out here, it’s always fun.”

In 2015 the overall champions both hailed from Prince Albert, Brooke Hobson was the junior women’s champion while Cory Selander won the junior men’s event. New under-19 champions will be crowned this year with Sarah Armstrong (Medicine Hat) and Luke Cote (Regina) aging out of junior play.

The field will have 106 players from across Saskatchewan and few from the prairie provinces, national spots are on the line as well. Three junior women will be able to earn spots at the Canadian Junior Girls Championships, and one player will qualify for the Canadian Bantam (under-15) Championship through the Saskatchewan championship. Four quota spots are available for the junior men for the Canadian Junior Boys Boys Championships and the under-15 as well. Golf Saskatchewan Executive Director Brian Lee said having an event at Yorkton’s Deer Park, no matter the age or skill levels is exciting.

“Deer Park has been a focal point of Golf Saskatchewan and Golf Canada for championships, and we expect Al and his staff will have the course in marquee shape, like always. The new clubhouse is an added amenity for all the players, and we simply can’t wait to see some great golf, introduce some younger players to competitive golf, plus watch future champions make their mark on the sport,” Lee said.

The practice round for the championships will occur Tuesday, the first group will tee off at 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

For complete details on the 2024 Saskatchewan Junior Championships click here.

About Golf Saskatchewan

Golf Saskatchewan hosts 12 championships each season with players from as young as 5-years-old all the way to competitors in their 80’s competing and playing the ‘greatest social game on earth.’ From the first week of July to the final weekend in September, Golf Saskatchewan hosts individual events with national implications to more casual team, handicapped events. Provincial golf championships provide positive life experiences for players while developing their skills in high level events.