Kim’s champions of Ladies Northern; Pochylko win’s 20th edition of Scotia Wealth Open

Kim Brown (right) accepts the Ladies Northern Championship Trophy from Andrea Ring June 2 at Cooke Municipal Golf Course.

The 2024 Saskatchewan Women’s Order of Merit Tour (OMT) is underway with some familiar names starting the season off strong in Prince Albert at the Ladies Northern.

Kim Brown of Saskatoon won the championship for the sixth time, and the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club members first since winning four in a row from 2019 to 2019, with a 36-hole score of 151 after rounds of 76 and 75 at Cooke Municipal Golf Course. Brown won the event by 10 shots over the reigning OMT champion, Kim Walker of Regina. Walker did take the senior (50+) title (pictured below) with her two round score of 161 (82,79).

Kathy Ziglo of Saskatoon and Cooke member Pauline McDougall tied for third overall after each player shot 163 over the weekend.

Rounding out the top five was Rosetown’s Sue Skinner, who was four back of the third place players at 176.

The complete results of the Ladies Northern can be seen here.

Brown earns 500 points in the OMT standings to take the early lead. Next on the schedule is the Saskatoon Women’s Open on June 8 and 9. Registration is now open.

20th Scotia Wealth Open

In Nipawin at the Evergreen Golf Course, the Scotia Wealth Open took place for the 20th time.

Saskatoon’s Chase Pochylko has his first win as an amateur after posting a second round of 67 Sunday to hold off Alex Swinnerton and Kyle Wiebe.

The 2022 Saskatchewan Junior champion finished at 5-under par. Swinnerton was 3-under (72,69), Wiebe shot 71 on day one and 72 during the second round.

A three-way tie for fourth at 144 consisted of Jerry Christiansen, Tommy Danielson, and Shawn McNall.

The complete results can be seen here.

Golf Saskatchewan spoke with Pochylko following the win, and Chair Dean Prosky following the 20th annual event.