Rodgers goes low; Coben sniffing around top-10 at seniors

Three Saskatchewan golfers will play on at the national senior championship.

Three of five Saskatchewan golfers competing at the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship in Scarborough, Ont. have made the cut and have a shot at impressive finishes in two days.

Delisle’s Colin Coben is just outside the top-10 sitting in a tie for 12th after carding a one-over, 72 on Wednesday. The Valleyview Regional Golf Course member is at plus-four through 36 holes.

Regina’s Ken Rodgers posted one of the top rounds of the day shooting two-under, 69 dropping his overall score to eight-over. The Saskatchewan champion is tied for 24th.

Rick Hallberg was also well below the cutline of plus-14. The Weyburn product followed an opening round of 76 with a four-over, 75 during the second round to place himself in a tie for 33rd at nine-over.

Rick Hillestad, the Saskatchewan Super Senior champion shot eight-over on Wednesday, he was two shots back of the cut. Swift Current’s Brent Wotypka was also in the field, he improved an a 12-over round one to shoot plus-eight, 79 but also missed the cut.

As a team Saskatchewan performed well finishing in fourth place at 12-over. Alberta won the team competition.

American Gene Elliott is the leader at five-under par.

Hallberg will be the first Saskatchewan golfer to tee off on Thursday for round three, the Golf Kenosee player is on the blocks at 6:30 a.m. local time. Rodgers’ group starts at 6:45 a.m and Coben will begin his round at 7:55 a.m. and

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