Korman; Fisher win NextGen Prairie Championship

Cala Korman of Killarney, Man. and Kye Fisher from Leduc, Alta. are the 2023 Golf Canada NextGen Prairie Championship winners,

The 54-hole tournament returned to Saskatchewan for the first time since 2019 with 67 players competing for 12 spots at the Canadian Junior Girls and Junior Boys Championships later this summer.

In the girls event Korman was victorious holding off Regina’s Hallie Crozier by three shots. Winnipeg’s Addison Kartusch claimed third place. Chloe Wills of Kyle earned a spot at nationals joining Crozier.

Sela Ogada and Jeri Lafleche also earned exemption into the Canadian Junior Girls Championship.

L to R; Sela Ogada, CHloe Wills, Addison Kartusch, Hallie Crozier, Cala Korman

In the boys championship, an opening round of 75 didn’t slow down Kye Fisher of Leduc, Alta. He posted rounds of 68 and 67 to win the event by seven shots with an impressive 6-under par, 210 over the weekend.

Fellow Alberta golfer Seth Mottershead-Yee was second and Cayden Kwan of Unionville, Ont. made the podium in third.

Saskatoon’s Tommy Danielson was the top Saskatchewan player tying for fourth and earning a national spot. Luke Cote of Regina also qualified for the Canadian Junior Boys Championship winning a two-hole playoff claiming the sixth and final exemption alongside Kenny Taylor of Edmonton.

Martensville golfer Myles Johnson also had a shot being in the playoff, he will seek a spot at nationals at the Saskatchewan Junior Championships in Swift Current from July 4 to 6.

L to R; Kye Fisher, Seth Mottershead-Yee, Cayden Kwan, Tommy Danielson, and Luke Cote

For all the results of the championship click here.

Photos from the event are available here.