Saskatchewan’s defending senior men’s golf champion has picked up right where he left off at the 99th edition of the event.
Regina’s Ken Rodgers is the first-round leader at the championship taking place at Golf Kenosee. The 59-year-old Tor Hill member sits one stroke ahead of Rick Hallberg of Weyburn. Doug Kozack and Keith Silvernagle are tied for third place, a pair of shots behind Rodgers at 75.
Rodgers opened his round with back-to-back birdies, he bogeyed both hole seven and eight before earning a stroke back on hole nine. At one-under through the front nine, Rodgers birdied hole 10, scattered another bogey on the back nine and a double bogey on 15 to finish his round at one-over 73.
Saskatchewan Golf Hall of Famer Colin Coben opened the 54-hole event with a four-over, 76, he sits in fifth place.
In the Mid-Master’s category Hallberg is in second-place behind Rodgers. The Golf Kenosee member has a two-shot cushion over Carlyle’s Jason Mohr and Coben who sit tied for third place.
Shayne Amberson and Ron Swan are tied for fifth at five-over, 77.
The leaderboard can be found here.
The Senior Men’s Championship and Mid-Master’s are being played simultaneously at Kenosee Lake. Players can enter both championships if they fall within the qualifying age groups.
Golfers will begin teeing off at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.