Senior dominance continues for Walker and Hallberg

New year, same champions at the 2023 Saskatchewan Senior Championships at Cooke Municipal Golf Course on Wednesday.

Kim Walker of Regina won her third straight 55-plus championship holding off Kathy Ziglo for her fourth senior championship overall.

Joining Walker and Ziglo on Team Saskatchewan at the 2023 Canadian Senior omen’s Championship will be Prince Albert’s Pauline McDougall who was third.

Walker spoke with Golf Saskatchewan after the win.

The 60 and over competition named after Mae Balmos, was won by Robin Action of Lloydminster. She edged Moose Jaw’s Lorie Boyle for her first victory in the category.

The complete results of the championship can be found here.

Rick Hallberg captured his fourth consecutive senior championship Wednesday and fifth overall with a four shot win over Brad Phelps of Saskatoon.

Cliff Selander of Prince Albert will join Hallberg and Phelps at the Canadian Senior Men’s Championship in September.

Hallberg spoke about the win after the final round.

The super-senior (65+) came down to a playoff between Colin Coben of Delisle and Swift Current based veteran Brent Wotypka. Wotypka (pictured below) won the playoff to take the age division and seal a position at the national event as well. Also receiving quota positions at the Canadian championship is Martin Ring and Trent Kachur, both of Prince Albert.

The legends (75+) division again featured just one golfer, but Moose Jaw’s Ken Bradley continues to compete and shot 79, 81, 81 over the 54-hole event at Cooke Municipal.

The Mid-Masters Men’s Championship for players over 40 up to 54 years of age was won by Spiritwood’s Todd Turgeon with a three-round score of 1-under par, 212. Turgeon received an exemption into the Canadian Mid-Amateur Men’s Championship with the win, however he had already punched his ticket to the national event through the Saskatchewan Mid-Amateur Championship.

The complete results of the Senior and Mid-Masters (40+) Championships can be seen here.