Coben wins again on senior tour

Colin Coben (left) is the Regina Dental Group South Sask. Senior Men’s champion.

Colin Coben has picked up another victory on what is all of a sudden a very busy Saskatchewan Senior Men’s Order of Merit Tour (OMT). The Delisle product claimed the Regina Dental Group South Sask. Senior Men’s Championship at Deer Valley on July 23.

The 2012 Saskatchewan Golf Hall of Fame inductee ran away from the field of 42 golfers winning by eight strokes over Regina’s Rick Ledingham. Coben posted back to back even rounds of 72 on route to his second OMT event win of the year. He won the Lobstick earlier on this season. In his four OMT standings qualifying tournaments the Delisle Valleyview member has two wins and two runner-up finishes.

Ledingham, who plays out of the Wascana Country Club posted rounds of 74 and 78 to finish at eight-over par. Harbor Golf and Resort member Percy Murray, Kevin Vollet and Jeff Wood of the Royal Regina Golf Club and Deer Valley player Stu Innes all finished tied for third at plus-10.

The win leaves Coben 187.5 OMT points behind reigning Saskatchewan senior OMT and provincial champion Rick Hallberg.

Estevan is hosting the Woodlawn FrameTech Classic from Aug. 3 to 5 for the next stop on the senior tour. Hallberg and Coben will likely decide the 2019 OMT champion a the 100th Saskatchewan Senior Men’s Championship at the Royal Regina Golf Club on Aug. 6 to 8.

The deadline to register is Aug. 4 at 5 p.m.