Strong national appearances continue for women at amateur

Autumn Neiszner sits in 14th place after two rounds of the Canadian Women's Amateur Championship. Submitted photo-Troy Neiszner

The outstanding representation from Saskatchewan women golfers in Alberta at national championships continued on Wednesday in Edmonton.

Three of the four players competing at the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship made the cut at the event hosted by the Petroleum Golf and Country Club. This result comes just days after three of the five junior women competing at nationals in Leduc played all four days.

Regina’s Autumn Neiszner leads the way for the locals sitting in a remarkable 14th place tie through 36 holes. The Wascana Country Club member sits at plus-6, well below the cut line of plus-18. Neiszner has posted rounds of 74 and 76. She tees off at 8:30 a.m. for round three on Thursday.

Yorkton’s Ella Kozak has bounced back nicely after just missing the cut at the junior nationals in Leduc last week. She has posted back-to-back 78’s leaving the 15-year-old in a tie for 37th, also well below the cut. She tees off at 8 a.m.

Brooklin Fry of Shell Lake chopped four strokes off her first round score with a 78 on Wednesday. She’s sitting at 16-over going into the third round, her start time is 8:50 a.m.

Regina’a Alex Schmidt shot rounds of 80 and 85, she missed the cutline by three strokes. Schmidt will now prepare for her senior year of college at Lewis-Clark hoping to build on a strong junior year in Idaho.

The complete results of the national amateur can be seen here.