Top-5 finish for Johnson at Elk Ridge Open

Kade Johnson tees off during round three of the 2021 Elk Ridge Open.

Yorkton’s Kade Johnson is continuing to record strong finishes on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada circuit including a top-five placing Saturday at the inaugural Elk Ridge Open.

Playing in the second last group, alongside Saskatchewanian Brennan Rumancik, Johnson started round three strong with a birdie but carded a six and seven on the next two holes. He found his groove with three birdies before a bogey on nine. Johnson’s scorecard was all red on the back with four birdies and and no bogeys. He was two-under 68 when the smoke cleared and a tie for fifth.

He spoke to Golf Saskatchewan after the round.

Rumancik shot a nine-over 79 in round three, the Swift Current golfer tied for 32nd at 217. Air Ronge product Jerry Christiansen tied for 36th at 219 (74, 71, 74).

Saskatchewan amateurs Josh Nagy (Saskatoon) and Tayden Wallin (Humboldt) both shot 220 over the 54-hole event, they tied for 40th.

Lloydminster’s Clint Schiller was 43rd, he carded rounds of 76, 71, and 74.

After making lots of noise, and memories with his 68 in round one, Alex Swinnerton made the cut and finished his first professional event in a tie for 53rd with a 226.

The complete results can be found here.