Golf Kenosee true test for Senior Men’s Championship field

Golf Kenosee is hosting the Men's Senior and Mid-Master Championships this week.

Golf Kenosee at Kenosee Lake is set to host over 60 players in the 99th Saskatchewan Senior Men’s Championship and Mid-Master’s Championship this week.

The Senior’s Championship is for men 55 years-old and over, the Mid-Master’s Championship, a new event for Golf Saskatchewan is for players 40 years-old and up. The competitors can play in both championships if they meet the age requirements. Proshop manager Brent Lothian said the golf course is pristine for the three-day, 54-hole event.

“The course is in fabulous shape this year,” Lothian said. “We were a little worried with it how it started in the spring but Kelvin (van Winkoop, superintendent) has done a great job getting everything tuned up for us. Everyone that plays tells us how scenic the course is, how wonderful the course is, it will be a good challenge for the players.”

14 players will compete for the Mid-Master’s title, 50 players are entered in the Senior’s Championship. Aside from the tournament trophies, the players are competing for Order of Merit (OMT) standings points. Rick Hallberg, playing his home course this week is the standings leader. He is coming off a victory at the Mercator Financial Southwest Senior Men’s Championship in Swift Current on July 11.

Golf Kenosee last hosted a provincial championship event in 2014. Lothian is in his first year as the proshop manager, but he said the staff and facility is looking forward to an exciting week.

“It’s awesome to see something like this, I couldn’t believe how full the parking lot is. Everyone is excited, the event is bringing other people and not just the players. Golf Kenosee is really happy to be hosting,” he said.

The first group will tee-off at 8 a.m. Tuesday, results can be found here.