Prince Albert's Danny Klughart will be heading to Winnipeg in two weeks to compete at the Canadian University Golf Championship as the second-year commerce student applied and was accepted to participate in the event. The defending Conexus Men's Lobstick champion has a busy schedule this summer and he hopes his experience at the national tournament will provide a good kickstart for success. Herald Photo by Dave Leaderhouse
The University of Saskatchewan is in the news lately for all the wrong reasons, but Danny Klughart hopes to change that a bit.
The Prince Albert golfer has applied and been accepted to compete in the Canadian University Golf Championships in Winnipeg at the beginning of June and he is hoping to bring the school some positive vibes as opposed to what has been happening in recent weeks.
“I just always wanted to play in it,” said Klughart on the weekend after competing at the May Day Masters at Cooke Municipal Golf Course. “I just want to go and play and see how my game is.”
The second-year commerce student’s game has been pretty good over the years as he was a threat in almost every tournament he entered as a junior and then last year he went to Waskesiu Lake and captured the prestigious Conexus Men’s Lobstick championship.
Coming out of junior a couple years ago Klughart admits he had scholarship opportunities to other colleges, but he wanted to stay closer to home despite the U of S not having a golf team in its athletic program.
“I like the U of S,” says Klughart. “They (other schools) just weren’t for me I guess. It would be a hassle now to switch all of the credits.”
Klughart got into the Canadian University Golf Championship by sending in a resume of his golf experience and he is believed to be the lone golfer from the U of S entered in the event.
The four-day competition, which runs June 3-6, kicks off a busy season for Klughart as he will have just a single day off when he returns before he heads to Waskesiu Lake to defend his Lobstick title. Then it is back to Saskatoon where he will compete in the Central-Am at the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club before taking part in the Legend’s Open in Warman.
All of this leads up to the Saskatchewan Men’s Amateur, which will be played on his home course at Cooke Municipal in July.
The university championship provides extra rounds to prepare for his competitive season, but Klughart also has a chance to show other universities what they might have missed out had he accepted a scholarship. While he laughs at that notion, it certainly does become a motivating factor.