Sask Sport has named Chase Pochylko their 2021 Youth Male Athlete of the Year.
Nominated by Golf Saskatchewan, the 17-year-old Saskatoon product was named the winner during the amateur sport association’s virtual awards gala on Thursday. Pochylko had several people to thank upon receiving the honour.
“A huge thanks to my parents for their endless support throughout my journey in golf,” Pochylko said. “They’ve just helped me so much through the years. I’d like to thank all my coaches in my junior golf career. I’d like to thank Sask Sport for putting on this ceremony and just helping grow the amateur sports scene here in Saskatchewan.”
Pochylko capped a great season that included a trip to both the amateur and junior Canadian championships, an appearance at the Elk Ridge Open, a win at the Maple Leaf Junior Tour National Championship, and the 2021 Saskatchewan Order of Merit junior men’s championship.
“I’d like to thank all my friends and family who have supported me so much over the years. It really helps me stay motivated in pursuing my dream,” Pochylko concluded.