Golfers battle elements during round two of Senior Championships

The names at the top of the leaderboards at the Saskatchewan Senior Championships in Prince Albert are the same after day one, but the majority of the competitors had a longer day than what was planned during Tuesday’s second round.

At 1:50 p.m. a thunderstorm rolled over Cooke Municipal Golf Course forcing an hour and 25 minute delay, with five groups left to start their round.

Regina’s Kim Walker and the entire women’s field was on the course when the air horns signaled the stoppage due to lightning. The pause didn’t alter the Wascana Country Club’s players’ game immensely, reigning back-to-back champion shot 75 Monday in round one, that vaulted to 80 in rainy conditions Tuesday. She leads the event by nine shots over Kathy Ziglo of Saskatoon.

Prince Albert’s Pauline McDougall was the big mover of the day jumping to third from eighth thanks to an 8-over 81 on Tuesday.

See all the results here.

The final round will begin late Wednesday morning.

In the men’s senior championship a three-way tie after round one is now down to two.

Defending champion Rick Hallberg of Weyburn and Prince Albert player Cliff Selander remain tied for the lead, they followed their 74 on Monday with 1-over par 72 during the second round.

Martin Ring, also of Prince Albert was tied after day one, he shot 77 in round two and still sits in third and will play in the same group in the championship round Wednesday.

Several players had better rounds in the rain on Tuesday and climbed the leaderboard, Brad Phelps of Saskatoon moved up four spots to fourth place, Shawn Strelau, also of Saskatoon moved up five positions to fifth, he’s tied with Prince Albert’s Trent Kachur for fifth.

Delisle’s Colin Coben climbed 10 spots into a tie for seventh.

Spiritwood’s Todd Turgeon retained his lead atop the Mid-Masters (40+) Championship, he shot 1-over par 72 on Tuesday, Turgeon leads the age division by five shots over Hallberg.

The men’s results are here.

The championship round begins at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the presentation of the trophies will be at approximately 6 p.m.