Moon Lake set to welcome province’s best women golfers

Moon Lake Golf & Country Club will host the women's amateur this year.

Moon Lake Golf and Country Club hosted the provincial junior golf championships last year and will now focus on 2019 and the 101st Saskatchewan Women’s Amateur Championship.

The province’s best non-professional women golfers will converge on the Saskatoon area course July 3-5 vying for a provincial championship and a trip to nationals. Head pro Bobbi Brandon says she is excited for a better year at the club.

“Last year we got hit with a tough winter,” she said. “We’re hoping 2019 gets us back on track and the course heals up.”

Brandon does expect the 27-hole course to bounce back from a weather-ridden 2018 season. She said this year’s winter elements should be beneficial.

“We were happy with snow coverage this winter, we were lacking it last winter. It was cold but hopefully we have enough snow cover and we are looking forward to a strong spring and a good year,” Brandon said.

Moon Lake features three nine-hole course tracks, “The Heather” is a par-36, route ranging from 2,597 yards to 3,470. “The Highlands” is another par-36 that plays from 2,560 to 3,415. “The Moors” play from between 2,300 and 3,300 yards. The course is very manageable but the women competing will have to utilize every club in their bag.

Brandon said the course is pleased to be involved with another championship and she hopes the field grows from recent years.

“We’re happy to promote golf with Golf Saskatchewan, the Maple Leaf Junior Tour, we think it’s a positive way to promote golf in our province. We’re very happy to host your provincial women’s championship.”

Carla Odnokon will come in as the defending champion. Registration will open in mid-April, for this event and all the provincial tournaments.