Hobson repeats as provincial junior girl's champion; Selander tops P.A. contingent in boy's event

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Brooke Hobson repeated as provincial junior girls golf champion on Wednesday in Moose Jaw, winning by 12 strokes.

Consistency is a trait all athletes strive for and Prince Albert's Brooke Hobson didn't vary too far from being perfect in winning her second straight provincial junior girl's golf championship on Thursday.

The 14-year-old Hobson shot her third straight 79 on the Hillcrest Golf Club layout in Moose Jaw to run away with the title. Hobson's 237 total was 12 shots better than Lisa Reid of Regina and 13 ahead of clubmate Kayla Sawchuk.

Those three will now represent Saskatchewan at the national junior girl's tournament in Pickering, Ont. at the end of the month. Sawchuk recoverd from a disappointing second round on Wednesday when she carded an 80 on the final day to easily nail down a spot on the provincial team.

On the boy's side of the draw, Prince Albert's Cory Selander was unable to defend his championship and he narrowly missed out on securing a spot on the provincial team that will be in Garson, Ont., beginning on July 30.

Selander entered the final day of the 54-hole, medal-play tournament trailing a pair of Moose Jaw golfers by five strokes and he was just one shot back of the fourth and final spot for the provincial team.

A double bogey on the opening hole on Thursday, however, put him even farther behind the pack and he never could recover.

Selander's final round of three-over-par 74 left him nine shots behind the frontrunners and four short of attaining a coveted spot on the provincial team.

The Moose Jaw pairing of Mike Flegel and Leighton Beauchell each fired one-under par 70s on the final day to finish the tournament with one-under totals of 212. Daegan Wall from Regina was two shots back after carding a 71 on the final day and first-round leader Liam Courtney from Saskatoon finished fourth with a final round of 73 and tournament total of 217.

Meadow Lake's Diehl Normand was solo fifth after shooting the best round on the final day. Normand's three-under-par 68 gave him a final tally of 219, two better than Selander.

A number of other local golfers also made the trip to Moose Jaw with Cameron Mugford finishing in a tie for 14th place with a 232 total while the other Prince Albert results were as follows: Cory Sawchuk 238; DJ Sayese (242); Cole Hobson (243); Travis Filteau (252).

Next up on the provincial golf calendar is the men's amateur which is scheduled to begin on Monday at the Melfort Golf and Country Club. A number of local golfers are expected to be entered in that event.

 

Organizations: Prince Albert, Hillcrest Golf Club, Melfort Golf and Country Club

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatchewan Pickering Garson Saskatoon Meadow Lake

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