Walker winning everything, Zaba; Swan champions at Publinx

Regina’s Kim Walker, the two-time reigning Saskatchewan senior women’s champion has started the 2023 Order of Merit season with a perfect record.

Back on June 17 and 18 at Dakota Dunes Golf Links Walker compiled a two-day score of 147 to win the Saskatoon Women’s Open by five shots over Brooklin Fry of Shell Lake.

Saskatoon’s Ann Kirkland was third, Rosetown golfer Sue Skinner was fourth with Kim Brown, also of Saskatoon placing fifth.

The results are here.

This week in the Queen City Regina’s Tor Hill Golf Course and Walker’s home club, the Wascana Country Club (WCC) hosted the Regina Ladies Open.

Walker earned another 500 OMT points with the eight shot win on June 27.

She shot 75 in round at Tor Hill before carding a 71 at the Wascana to hold off fellow WCC player Autumn Neiszner who was at 154 (79, 75).

Denise Hersikorn of Regina was third, a trio of players tied for fourth.

The results are here.

Walker leads the OMT standings by 170 points over Moose Jaw’s Lorie Boyle. The Saskatchewan Amateur and Mid-Amateur (25+) Women’s Championships are next on the schedule for July 11-13 in North Battleford.

In the senior men’s OMT race, Regina’s Ron Swan got into standings with a win at the Regina Publinx Championship at Tor Hill on June 25.

Swan was pushed by Rob Schneider and Kerry Scofield but won the 36-hole event by a pair of strokes.

Rick Hallberg leads the OMT standings thanks to impressive showings in the Auto Clearing Senior Men’s Championship and the Lobstick, Swan jumped up to seventh.

Delisle’s Colin Coben added to his impressive resume on June 22 with a win at the Auto Clearing. He’s in third in the OMT standings thanks to the 750 points for the 54-hole event win.

The men’s and seniors OMT will continue over the Canada Day long weekend with the Reliance Gregg’s Central Amateur at Saskatoon Golf and Country Club starting Saturday.

At the Publinx Championship Regina product Ty Zaba picked up the championship at Tor Hill on June 25.

Zaba vaulted 27 positions up the OMT leaderboard with the two shot win over Scott Mackay. Trevor Benson was third.

The full results are here.

To see all the OMT standings click here.