Kozak; Mosher react to winning under-19 championships

For Yorkton’s Ella Kozak, a storybook ending to her junior career in Saskatchewan.

Kozak, 18, won her second, and last Saskatchewan Junior Championship on Friday at her home golf course, Deer Park Municipal. She won with a score of 211 (70, 69, 72), that’s the lowest score posted over 54-holes in the history of the championship.

Kozak will be joined by Grace Odnokon (Saskatoon) and Niya Friesen (Swift Current) at the Canadian Junior Girl’s Championship.

She spoke with Golf Saskatchewan following the trophy presentation.

For Saskatoon’s Ryan Mosher, the outcome wasn’t as evident as Kozak’s 13 shot victory. Mosher bounced back from an opening round 74, posted the lowest round of the day on Thursday with a 69, then closed the event with a 2-under par, 70 edging Max Regier by a shot.

Mosher, 16, admitted he wasn’t 100 percent sure of the win when he putted out on 18 with a par, but once the group of Regier, Mosher, and Aricin Franklin (Saskatoon) confirmed their scores, Mosher was the under-19 and under-17 Saskatchewan champion.

Mosher, Regier and Franklin will make up Team Saskatchewan at the Canadian Junior Boy’s Championship, Aiden Walker (Regina) will also attend the event because Mosher had received an exemption with his win at the NextGen Prairie Championship.

He spoke about the win, his first provincial title.

All the results can be found here.