Viken outlasts Zaba in playoff at Regina Amateur; Acaster, Mackay win Legends 2-Man

The 2024 Men’s Order of Merit Tour (OMT) is underway after this past weekend’s Regina Dental Group City Amateur and Legends 2-Man Scramble in Warman.

This year’s running of the Regina Amateur Championship featured an interclub competition and senior division for the first time. It was also the first event for Saskatchewan newcomer Joergen Viken, the winner of the championship. Originally from Kongsberg, Norway, Viken resides in Regina and plays out of the Royal Regina Golf Club, the amateur was his first official event.

The graduate of Lewis-Clark State opened with a 68 on Saturday at Deer Valley Golf and Estates, followed that performance with a 69 on day two at the Wascana Country Club. Wascana member Tyler Zaba shot 67 during the second round, the low for the day forcing a playoff that Viken won on the second hole.

He picks up 500 OMT points to take the early lead in the standings.

Regina’s Wade Huber was third, just a shot behind Viken and Zaba. Mitch Matichuk and Adam Schoettler rounded out the top-five tying for fourth at 3-under par.

Eight players finished under par in the 36-hole event.

Viken spoke with Golf Saskatchewan following the win.

Rick Ledingham and Ken Rodgers tied for the senior division win. Team Wascana was the club champions. The complete results can be found here.

Legends 2-Man Scramble

In Warman at the Legends Golf Club on May 25 and 26, the 2-Man Scramble took place over 36-holes.

Tim Acaster and Scott Mackay took the overall title shooting 21-under par. They will split the 500 OMT points for the win.

Travis Fehr and Jordan Swenson tied for second with Team Moser, Bradley and David as the teams each finished at 18-under par.

Darryl Czuy and Connor McGill were fourth (-14), Shane Reid and Brad Righi were fifth at 13-under par.

The full results can be seen here.

RBC Canadian Open Qualifier

Lloydminster shooter Clint Schiller was the lone local taking part in Monday’s final RBC Canadian Open Qualifier at TPC Toronto – North Course.

Schiller played well posting a score of 75, he was tied for 35th.

Four players qualified for the event at Hamilton Golf and Country Club. 28 Canadians will make up the field for this year’s championship.