Saskatchewan sends 17 players to Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship

The Fort McMurray Golf Club is hosting the 2021 Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship from Aug. 24 - 27. Photo - Fort McMurray Golf Club/Facebook

The Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship begins on Tuesday at the Fort McMurray Golf Club. 17 players from Saskatchewan are in the field, the most since 2017 when 37 players from the province competed at the national event held at the Wascana Country Club.

The four-day, 72-hole championship has 122 players in the field. The winner will receive exemption into the 2022 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship.

Nestled along the banks of the Athabasca River, the Fort McMurray Golf Club is ranked one of the must play golf courses in Alberta by The Edmonton Sun. The 27-hole facility features a variety of shots both over valleys and creek beds along with large greens of varying degrees of undulation. 

“We are thrilled to bring this talented field to Fort McMurray Golf Club,” said Adam Cinel, tournament director with Golf Canada. “The Mid-Amateur is a great opportunity for Canadian amateurs to find success and compete on a national stage. The club has worked tirelessly to have the course in pristine condition and the challenging layout will be sure to draw out some exciting competition.” 

The Mid-Amateur (25 +) division will run concurrently with the Mid-Master division for players 40 and older. The top 70 players and ties after round two will make the cut.

The championship will use a split-tee starting format meaning groups will begin on holes one and ten. Below are the Tuesday tee times for the Saskatchewan players.

Former Saskatoon resident and Order of Merit Tour regular Taylor Afseth is also in the field. He now resides in Victoria and plays out of the Royal Colwood Golf Club. He will play in Klughart’s group at 12:40 p.m. on day one.

Click here for the full field and tournament information.

The practice rounds are taking place on Monday.