History could be made Friday when Brooke Hobson from Prince Albert takes on Abra Thompson from Canwood in the Championship Flight final of the Conexus Ladies Lobstick golf tournament at Waskesiu Lake.
With a win Hobson would become the youngest champion ever in the prestigious tournament as she is just a couple of months past her 14th birthday. The win would also cap off an incredible season that saw her successfully defend her provincial junior girl’s golf title, narrowly miss the cut by a single stroke at the Canadian junior girl’s golf championship and represent Saskatchewan at the Canada Summer Games in Quebec last week.
Hobson, who is fourth on the Maple Leaf Junior Tour order of merit (clubmate Kayla Sawchuk has a commanding lead in the junior girl’s division), has also spent some time on the ice where she has made the final 25 players to be evaluated for Team Saskatchewan, a female hockey team that will compete at the national under-18 championship in Calgary in November.
In fact, right after Friday's round in Waskesiu, Hobson will return to Prince Albert where she will participate in the A&W Bears fall training camp this weekend at the Art Hauser Centre.
First things first, Hobson has to deal with one of the hottest players in the tournament as Thompson has breezed through her matches this week never having to play beyond the 15th hole to reach the Championship Flight final.
Thompson beat Kathy Ford from Saskatoon in 15 holes in her opening match and then shook hands with Prince Albert’s Pauline McDougall on the 14th hole in a quarter-final tilt. On Thursday, Thompson surprised everyone by eliminating Kim Brown from Saskatoon in just 15 holes.
Hobson, meanwhile, needed extra holes in her first match against Deanna Klusa from North Battleford and then went 17 holes against Arlene Segin from Prince Albert in a quarter-final clash. In her semifinal match on Thursday, Hobson upended the defending champion, Kathy Ziglo from Saskatoon, on the 18th hole.
On the consolation side of the Championship Flight, Andrea Ring will carry Prince Albert’s hopes on her shoulders as she will meet veteran Vera Pezer from Waskesiu Lake on Friday to decide that title. Ring won over Nancy Brooks from Calgary on Thursday while Pezer got past Carol Spanks from Saskatoon.
Finals in all flights will be played Friday to officially end the Lobstick tournament schedule for another season.