Saskatchewan sends five junior women to nationals

Left to right; Ella Kozak, Brooklin Fry, Sarah Grieve.

The 66th Canadian Junior Girls Championship will tee off Tuesday in Leduc, Alta. at the Leduc Golf Club.

Five junior women from Saskatchewan are in the field courtesy of their play in last week’s provincial championship in Moose Jaw.

Brooklin Fry (Shell Lake), Sarah Grieve (Saskatoon), Ella Kozak (Yorkton), Autumn Neiszner (Regina), and Symone Ripley (Saskatoon) are competing in the 72-hole event that will conclude on Friday.

Grieve tees off for round one at 7:50 a.m., Fry begins her first round at 8:40 a.m. Neiszner will play in the 9:50 a.m. group while Ripley will start at 10:50 a.m. Kozak will be the last Saskatchewan representative to be on the course during the first day, she tees off at 11:20 a.m.

106 players are in the field. This marks the first Golf Canada amateur event since September of 2019. The Canadian Junior Girls Championship is a stroke play event, that features a 36-hole cut for the low 70 players and ties. In the event of a tie at the end of four rounds, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff immediately following completion of 72-holes. 

The juvenile division will run concurrently with the junior division through the 72-hole competition. The juvenile division is for girls 16 and under. Kozak is the lone local player that qualifies for the juvenile category.

There will be no provincial team competitions this year at the Canadian event due to conflicting health regulations province to province.

Practice rounds are underway on Monday.