McNall wins Men’s Lobstick in event debut

L to R; Waskesiu GM Tyler Baker, 2022 Lobstick champion Shawn McNall, Waskesiu Head Professional Andrew Hnatiuk.

Regina’s Shawn McNall outlasted the entire 2022 Men’s Lobstick Championship field and claimed the victory on Saturday at Waskesiu Golf Course.

McNall, 42, started the week with a tie for 17th in the Open, the Roya Regina Golf Club player then placed 14th in the qualifying round on Tuesday. He then went on to beat Doug Kozak, Danny Klughart, Ashley Ziegeman, and Payton Ochitwa in the final in a one hole playoff.

Ochitwa took the early match lead after McNall bogeyed Waskesiu’s classic second hole. McNall bounced back with a birdie on hole four to get the match even, but Ochitwa took the 1-up lead right back on the fifth hole. Ochitwa’s tee shot on hole six found the trees allowing McNall to tie the match with a par.

On hole 10, Ochitwa again regained his one hole advantage, however he gave that back with a bogey on 13 to square the match again. The young Saskatoon golfer regained his 1-up lead with a birdie on hole 16. McNall rebounded with a birdie on 17 to draw even.

After pars on 18, the pair was send back to hole 17 where McNall knocked in another birdie to claim the title in his first ever appearance at the historic event.

The complete results can be found here.

McNall spoke to Golf Saskatchewan following the win.