Team Sask. set to tee-off at Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship

Saskatchewan's representatives at the Canadian Women's Amateur Championship practiced Monday.

Saskatchewan’s amateur women’s golf team has landed in Vancouver, B.C. for the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship.

Provincial champion Carla Odnokon of Saskatoon will lead the team along with Melville’s Chloe Sies, Brooke Hill of Regina and Yorkton’s Ella Kozak at the national championship taking place at Marine Drive Golf Club. Odnokon said the foursome just finished their practice round Monday afternoon. She said the team is looking forward to the week ahead.

“We feel relaxed, we played our practice round and now we’re just waiting for the reception tonight,” Odnokon said from Vancouver. “We’ve got some good weather, now we’re just getting ready for tomorrow.”

Odnokon won the Saskatchewan championship earlier this season at the Harbor Golf Club and Resort at Elbow. She said attending the national event is exciting for her and the rest of the team.

“There’s a lot of young ladies that are coming up on their college days to play, there is a lot of nice swings on the driving range. It’s a deep field here from what I understand so it’s awesome,” she said.

The four-day championship begins Tuesday morning. Kozak, 12, is the first Saskatchewan golfer to tee-off, she will start at 7:25. Hill, 22, starts her first round at 8:09 a.m., Sies, 19, begins at 8:31 a.m., and Odnokon, 38, hits the blocks at 8:42 a.m. She said the experience of the event at one of the nation’s top venues will be special.

“I think we’re just going to enjoy this. If we learn something along the way like how to make a shot better or how other players prepare, great, but really we want to have fun. The course is beautiful, you can’t complain. We can’t worry about what others are shooting, we’re going to do what we do best,” Odnokon said.

The results of the tournament can be found here.