Danielson, Herlick top locals at Canadian Junior Boys’ Championships; Team Sask. 7th in inter-provincial competition

Darien Herlick (left) with Team Saskatchewan Coach Jason Schneider, and Tommy Danielson at the 2023 Canadian Junior Boys' Championships. (Submitted photo/Nikki Stabenow Herlick

The Canadian Junior Boys’ Championships concluded Thursday in North Bay, Ont. with two Saskatchewan players making the cut and playing all four days.

Tommy Danielson of Saskatoon and Weyburn product Darien Herlick came in under the 8-over par cut line at the North Bay Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, five other Saskatchewan products didn’t make it to the final 36 holes.

Danielson was near the top of the leaderboard on day one, the Riverside Country Club player was even par on day one, Danielson followed that up with a 78. In round three he shot 76, in the final round he posted a 79 to finish at 17-over par, 305 in his final junior event.

Herlick shot 78 in round one but vaulted up the leaderboard on Tuesday thanks to a 73 allowing the Golf Kenosee member to make the cut. Herlick carded an 85 during round three, and 79 in the final round for a total of 27-over par, 315.

Saskatchewan junior champion Luke Cote of Regina just missed the cut, he was at 9-over par, 153 (77, 76), Carter Bell of Saskatoon was a couple shots back at 11-over par 155 (78, 77). Danielson, Cote, and Bell made up Team Saskatchewan, they were seventh in the inter-provincial championship that concluded after round two.

Martensville’s Myles Johnson had a tough first round shooting 84, but the Riverside Country Club member rebounded beautifully shooting 73 on day two, he was 13-over par.

Dane Giesbrecht of Warman was the youngest Saskatchewan player in the field, the Legends Golf Club player shot 78 and 80 at the championship, his first national appearance.

Davin Karst of Assiniboia shot 80 on day one and 82 during the second round to cap the Saskatchewan players’ performances.

Jason Schneider accompanied the team as the coach.

The next Canadian Championship is the Mid-Amateur Men’s Championship in St. Andrews, N.B. at the Algonquin Golf Course. Saskatchewan will have 12 players in the field. The championship begins on Aug. 24.