Fox trots to Northern Ladies win; Blake blasts Evergreen on route to Scotia Wealth Open championship

Andrea Ring (left) presents Lauren Fox with the Ladies Northern trophy at Cooke Municipal Golf Course on Sunday.

It was a weekend of firsts for two young Saskatchewan amateur golfers in the north-central region of the province.

In Prince Albert, Lauren Fox of Creighton won her first Ladies Northern Championship on Sunday. After a third place showing in her debut at the event hosted by Cooke Municipal Golf Course last year Fox fired back-to-back rounds of 78 to win by seven strokes over Pauline McDougall of Prince Albert.

McDougall was the senior champion, she edged Kathy Ziglo by a shot, she was third.

The complete results can be found here. The next Order of Merit Tour (OMT) event for the ladies is the Saskatoon Amateur Women’s Championship on June 17 and 18 at Dakota Dunes Golf Links.

Golf Saskatchewan spoke with Fox Monday after the win.

Will Blake accepts the Scotia Wealth Open trophy from Dean Prosky.

In Nipawin, Regina’s Will Blake tied an Evergreen Golf Course record on Sunday shooting 66 and taking the Scotia Wealth Open by two shots over Jehremy Ryde.

Blake’s round ties fellow Regina golfers Lindsay Bernakevitch and Dean Brown with the record. Over 36 holes Blake finished 5-under par, good enough for the win in his debut at the tournament.

With the win Blake also receives an exemption into the PGA Tour Canada event in Elk Ridge.

A trio of Saskatoon players tied for third including Brock Ochitwa, Chase Pochylko, and Marc Sweeney. The complete results can be seen here.

The next Men’s OMT event is the Lobstick at Waskesiu Golf Course from June 13 – 18.

Golf Saskatchewan spoke with Blake Monday after the win.