Odnokon and Schiller take day one leads at Women’s Amateur and Senior Women’s Championships

Saskatoon's Carla Odnokon is the day one leader of the Saskatchewan Women's Amateur.

Day one of the Saskatchewan Amateur Women’s and Senior Women’s Championships are in the books; recent Saskatoon Amateur Women’s winner Carla Odnokon is the first-round leader in the Amateur, defending Senior’s champ Jo-Anne Schiller has a one-stroke lead in the Senior field.

Odnokon played consistent for all 18 holes, carding a 36 on the front nine and the final nine for a 72, one-over par. She said overall the day went well.

“I was striking the ball well, I made some good shots, it was a nice day. All around it turned out well,” she said.

Defending champion Brooke Hill of Regina sits in a second-place tie with Chloe Sies of Melville at plus-5; four back of Odnokon. Ella Kozak, 12, fired an impressive 78 to sit in fourth place. Odnokon said her game will need to be better if she wants to hold off the field during the weekend.

“I need to attack the greens a little bit better, I wouldn’t say my approach shots were great today. I want to figure out the greens a little bit more too and make some more putts,” she said.

Schiller (pictured above) carded a pair of birdies on the front nine to go with a trio of bogeys, the Lloydminster product finished with four bogeys in a row from holes 15 to 18. Moose Jaw’s Lorie Boyle sits in second-place at 77 (plus-6), Ann Kirkland of Saskatoon rounds out the top three at 80.

The middle round of the 54-hole event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Harbor Golf Club and Resort at Elbow.

The Amateur results are here; the Senior’s scores can be found here.