Franklin top local at NextGen Western Championships

Saskatoon's Aricin Franklin was the top Sask. finisher at the NextGen Western Championships in Leduc, Alta. this past weekend.

Aricin Franklin of Saskatoon led the way for the Saskatchewan players at the NextGen Western Championships in Leduc, Alta. over the weekend.

Franklin, 15, got better everyday at the Leduc Golf Club after opening with a 75 on day one Friday. The Riverside Country Club member fired a 73 in the middle round and finished with an even-par 71 in the final round, he tied for ninth at 6-over par, 219.

Two other Saskatchewan junior men made the cut at the 54-hole championship, Max Regier shot 73 in the first round, 78 in the second round, and a sparkling 70 in the final round to jump nine spots up the leaderboard and place tied for 12th.

Fellow Bridge City player Ryan Mosher was the other player to play all three rounds on the men’s side. He shot 76, 77, and 71 for a 54-hole total of 224, good enough for a tie for 22nd.82

Other players in the field were:

Darien Herlick (Weyburn) | 78-81
Dade Bernatchez (Sucker River) | 78-82
Ben Staines (Saskatoon) | 80-81
Dane Giesbrecht (Warman) | 80-82
Jack Maharaj (Saskatoon) | 82-81
Justin Miller (Saskatoon) | 82-88
Hudson Diederichs (Saskatoon) | 89-84
Connor Millsap (Saskatoon) | 86-87
Jordan Heller (Regina) | 88-86
Anthony Pesenti (Saskatoon) | 93-86
Owen Trischuk (Saskatoon) | 96-87

In the women’s championship Chloe Wills was the lone player to make the cut.

The Kyle product and member at Saskatchewan Landing Golf Resort placed 14th. Wills shot 77 on day one, 84 in the second round and caped the weekend with an 81 for finish 29-over par.

Regina’s Tayla Perry shot 83 and 85, Ada Dillon of Onion Lake carded rounds of 88 and 87, and Arwen Mosher of Saskatoon shot 108 and 106.

To see all the results click here.

The NextGen Championship series shifts to Whitewater Golf Club in Thunder Bay, Ont. from June 7 to 9.