Evergreen set to host junior provincials

The provincial junior championships begin Tuesday in Nipawin.

Some of the best junior golfers in Saskatchewan will converge on Nipawin between July 9 and 11 for the Saskatchewan Junior Golf Provincial Championships.

Both the boy’s and girl’s championships will run together at the Nipawin Evergreen Golf Course. It’s the 93rd running of the men’s event, and the 69th running for the women’s.

“We’re very excited,” Evergreen Head Pro Derrick Tallon said. “It’s a great honour to host a provincial event. The golf course is in fantastic shape and I know that the competitors, when they get here will be very pleased.”

The Evergreen last held the Junior Championships in 2014 and have also held multiple other provincial championships since turning into an 18-hole course in the 1990s. Tallon said while it’s great to hold any provincial event, the juniors are a bit different.

“The juniors is a great event,” he said. “Because there’s many families that come up, so they can experience all the other fun things to do in the town.”

The par-72 course is widely considered as one of the best in the province, and Tallon added a tournament like this just adds to the exposure of the club.

“We believe we have a very good golf course and the conditions are excellent,” Tallon told northeastNOW. “But it’s great for players once they’ve experienced it, then they go back to their respective clubs and tell their friends and fellow golfers how good the Nipawin Evergreen Golf Course is.”

51 golfers are in the field, 43 boys and eight girls will battle for spots at the Canadian National Championships as well as spots at the Western Canada Summer Games.

Competitors will start teeing off at 10 a.m. The complete girl’s field can be seen here, the boy’s line up can be found here.


Article courtesy www.northeastNOW.com/MatBarrett