Sask. golfers claim three medals at NAIG

The North American Indigenous Games wrapped up in Halifax last week with Saskatchewan taking the overall medal standings with a total of 175, three of those accomplishments were on the golf course.

Competing at the Links at Brunello in Halifax, Nova Scotia, two junior women from the province won medals as did one junior male.

In the under-16 female division Hailey Thunderchild placed third with a 54-hole score of 301.

In the under-19 female category Cassidy Strongarm made it to a championship playoff where she was edged by Nakomis Mitchell. Strongarm comes back to Saskatchewan with a silver medal.

Gabrielle Paskemin also played well finishing in fourth place, missing the podium by a dozen strokes.

Solomon Ness captured a silver medal in the male under-19 category thanks to his three round total of 237, he was eight strokes behind the winner.

Jagger Bitz finished in seventh place at 254.

Both competitors in the under-16 male category were close to the top-three but Dade Bernatchez and Dante Gamble placed fourth and fifth respectively. Bernatchez shot 226, he was nine shots back of third, Gamble fired a total score of 243.

For complete results of the golf championship at NAIG click here.