Coben grabs another champion title at Men’s Senior tournament

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Prince Albert Senior Men’s Golf Club president Marvin Erickson and vice president John Toner, far right, present Colin Coben with the Bob Hemsworth trophy for winning the championship flight at the Men’s Senior golf tournament on Thursday.

Delisle’s Colin Coben can add another champion title to his name after winning the annual Prince Albert Men’s Senior championship flight on Thursday.

Kristen McEwen

Daily Herald

Delisle’s Colin Coben can add another champion title to his name after winning the annual Prince Albert Men’s Senior championship flight on Thursday.

Coben has yet to lose a senior tournament this year, including the Conexus Senior Men’s Lobstick at Waskesiu in June.

“I’ve been playing OK in the younger guys’ tournaments, coming in third and fourth, so my game’s been OK,” he said. “It’s given me double the time out there.”

Wednesday proved to be the strongest day for Coben, as he finished the first day of the tournament with a cushion of 67.  

“Today my goal was to shoot par, then someone has to shoot pretty well to beat me,” Coben said.

For the most part Coben did just that, with the exception of a shot that ended up in the water hazard on the 12th hole, par 3. The shot resulted in a triple bogey on the hole.

“I was playing good up till then and it bothered me,” he said. “It was just a weak shot into the water.”

While the wind was a factor on Thursday, Coben said any challenges he experienced were because of how he was playing.

 “The challenges are what you put in your head,” he said. “Just go out and find the ball and hit it again.”

Coben shot a 35 on the front nine of the course and a 40 on the back nine.

He ended the second day with a 75 and finished the tournament with a total of 142 -- four strokes ahead of George Janson in second place with a final score of 146. Janson shot a 73 on both days of the tournament.

The challenges are what you put in your head. Just go out and find the ball and hit it again. Colin Coben

Jim Scissons of Saskatoon took third place, with a final of 148. He shot 74 on both days. 

There were 157 golfers in the tournament this year. Some golfers coming from Wynyard, Naicam, Flin Flon, Saskatoon, North Battleford and as far as Edmonton.

Coben encountered some challenges on the course, fighting with strong winds. He noted the rough was growing a bit longer in preparation for the Men’s Amateur tournament.

Prince Albert Senior Men’s Golf Club president Marvin Erickson noted that the Senior Men’s tournament in Prince Albert consistently brings in a good turnout for the event.

He added that the senior men’s golf club in Prince Albert has more than 100 members, one of the largest memberships in the province.

Coben is looking forward to the 103rd Men’s Amateur Provincial Championship scheduled for July 21-24 at the Cooke Municipal Golf Course.

“One of my goals this year is to out play the young guys and win the Amateur and the Northerns after that,” he said. “I’ve been fortunate enough on the senior tour this year to win.”

kristen.mcewen@paherald.sk.ca

Organizations: Daily Herald, Conexus Senior Men, Prince Albert Golf Club Cooke Municipal Golf Course

Geographic location: Waskesiu, Saskatoon, Flin Flon North Battleford Edmonton

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