Wotypka top local at Canadian Senior Men’s Championship

Photo courtesy Marty RIng

The Canadian Senior Men’s Championship concluded in Pemberton, B.C. Friday with Swift Current’s Brent Wotypka being the top local finishing in 40th position.

The Elmwood Golf Club member started the event hosted by the Big Sky Golf and Country Club from Sept. 1 to 4 with a 77 on day one, Wotypka carded a solid 73 on day two to make the cut. He went on to post a 75 during the third round and an 81 to cap the event on Friday. Wotypka finished at 18-over par, 306 for the championship to lead the local contingent. His stellar performance left him in seventh in the super-senior (65+) division as well.

Saskatchewan senior champion Rick Hallberg tied for 59th at 25-over par, 313. The Golf Kenosee player posted rounds of 75, 79, 79, and 80.

Delisle’s Colin Coben and Marty Ring of Prince Albert both made the cut and played all 72 holes as well. Coben was 64th at 27-over par, 315 (74, 76, 79, 86) while Ring bookended his four rounds with 80’s, the Cooke Municipal Golf Course member shot par (72) during round two, he carded an 87 during round three, he placed tied for 67th.

Four other Saskatchewan players made the trip to Pemberton for the championships.

Cliff Selander of Prince Albert shot rounds of 80 and 81, Trent Kachur of Christopher Lake and another Cooke member shot 80 and 84, Brad Phelps of Saskatoon shot 82 and 88, Nipawin golfer Dave Christiansen carded an 84 and 88.

Team Saskatchewan (Hallberg, Phelps, Selander) was eighth in the 36-hole inter-provincial competition that concluded last Tuesday.

That concluded the national championship schedule for amateur events in 2023.