Rodgers secures opening round lead at Senior, Mid-Master’s Championships

Ken Rodgers leads the Senior Men's Championships after day one.

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.