Trio of Sask. players inside top-10 at mid-am

Saskatoon’s Justin Wood is off to a fantastic start at the 2021 Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

The Riverside Country Club player shot even par, 72 on day one of the championship at the Fort McMurray Golf Club on Tuesday. Wood, formerly of Unity sits in a tie for third, just two shots back of the leader, Charles Fitzsimmons of London, Ontario.

Brett Henry of Prince Albert and Jehremy Ryde, another Riverside member are tied for seventh place after round one, they carded one-over, 73’s on Tuesday.

Kyle Wiebe of Kindersley sits in a tie for 12th, he’s at two-over par.

Reigning Saskatchewan Mid-Masters (40+) and Senior champion Rick Hallberg of Weyburn, Birch Hills golfer Jeff Whitfield, Regina’s Jason Klememz, and Prince Albert’s Danny Klughart are tied for 30th at five-over, 77.

Saskatoon’s Scott Allan is tied for 45th at seven-over par, Shaun Dunphy, also of the Bridge CIty is tied for 50th after shooting 80 in round one.

Former Saskatoon resident Taylor Afseth, who now calls Victoria, British Columbia home is in 57th at nine-over par. David Stewart of Saskatoon and Warman’s Darryl Czuy shot 10-over, 82, they are tied for 66th.

North Battleford player Scott Thompson shots 83 in round one, as did Regina’s Travis Fifi, they are tied for 73rd.

Mitch Matichuk, from the Royal Regina Golf Club posted an opening day score of 85, he’s tied for 84th.

Mike Herperger of Humboldt and Michael Smith from Saskatoon are in a tie for 93rd after carding 87’s on the first day of the championship.

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