Mosher wins NextGen Prairie Championship; Wills ensures trip to nationals

Ryan Mosher is the 2024 NextGen Prairie Championship winner going wire-to-wire this past weekend at the Whitewater Golf Club in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The Riverside Country Club member opened the 54-hole event with a 70 to take the lead, and he never looked back shooting two more rounds of 74 to win the championship by three shots over Josiah Tong of Heritage Pointe, Alta.

Mosher becomes the first Saskatchewan junior to win a NextGen event since Alex Swinnerton in 2022.

Mosher spoke with the media after the win.

Chloe Wills continued her solid play to start the season punching her ticket to the Canadian Junior Girls Championship (July 22-25 at Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver B.C.) with a top-five performance.

The Kyle, Sask. junior opened the event with an 81, chopped a stroke off during round two, and posted a 76 on the final day to climb one spot on the leaderboard into the top five.

Arwen Mosher was the other Saskatchewan player on the women’s side, she shot 103 and 98.

Six other junior men made the trip to Thunder Bay for the championship.

Hudson Heistad (Avonlea)81/79/83 – 243 (T28)
Austin Nesbitt (Pilot Butte)88/77/79 – 244 (T32)
Preston Buchner (Saskatoon)82/87/92 – 261 (48)
Ben Staines (Saskatoon)88/85/90 – 263 (49)
Brennan Tyerman (Saskatoon)86/88/94 – 268 (T50)
Oliver Matyczuk (Saskatoon)96/92 – 188

The complete results can be seen here. Golf Canada has more on the championship.

Mosher also picks up 750 points on the Men’s Under-19 Order of Merit Tour (OMT) with the win, Wills adds 375 points to her total in the Women’s Under-19 race. The standings can be found here.