Debra Duncan was convinced by a young Saskatchewan champion to enter the provincial senior women’s championship a couple weeks ago, now the Regina golfer is just outside the top 20 at the national event.
The Wascana Country Club member fired an opening round of eight-over, 81 at the Osoyoos Golf Club in British Columbia on Sunday. She sits in a tie for 21st at the Canadian Women’s Senior Championship. 2019 Saskatchewan junior champion and fellow Wascana member Autumn Neiszner urged Duncan to enter the provincial event where she placed in a tie for fourth.
Swift Current’s Kathy Hopfner is at the event as well, she carded a first-round score of plus-15, 88. Hopfner, who plays out of the Elmwood Golf and Country Club is tied for 79th.
Three-time Saskatchewan senior women’s champion Jo-Anne Schiller of Lloydminster is tied for 96th at 18-over, 91.
American Amy Ellertson and Judith Kyrinis of Thornhill, Ont. are tied for the lead after round one at one-under par. They were the lone competitors to finish the round under par.
Round two gets underway at 8:30 a.m. Saskatchewan time Monday. Duncan begins her round at 3:09 p.m. local time. Hopfner is group behind at 3:20 p.m. Schiller tees of at 2:58 p.m.
The results can be seen here.