Crozier, Bell lead locals after day one of NextGen Prairie Championship

Regina's Hallie Crozier sits three shots back of Maddison Kartusch at the NextGen Prairie Championship in Nipawin.

Day one of the 2023 NextGen Prairie Championship in Nipawin is in the books..

On the women’s side of the under-19 event, Winnipeg’s Addison Kartusch leads the way after shooting a 2-over par, 74 on Friday during round one of the 54-hole, three-day championship.

The St. Charles Country Club member is just three strokes ahead of Regina’s Halie Crozier and fellow Manitoban Cala Korman. Both Crozier and Korman carded 77’s on opening day of the first NextGen tournament in Saskatchewan since 2019 in Yorkton.

Saskatoon’s Grace Odnokon rounds out the top five after the first day thanks to a 10-over par 82. Toronto’s Ava Gilbert sits in fourth at 7-over par.

To see all the results and Saturday’s second round tee times click here.

In the boys category their is a tie after day one with a log jam of golfers coming up behind the leaders.

Saskatoon’s Carter Bell and Edmonton’s Kenny Taylor sit in the lead tied at 1-under par, 71.

A trio of players are a pair of shots back including Jackson Delaurier, Ryan Garbutt, and Seth Mottershead-Yee all went to the tent with scores of 1-over 73.

Another half dozen players are tied for sixth at 3-over 75.

The complete results are available here.

Round two will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The championship will conclude on Sunday afternoon.