Herperger No. 1 after opening round of Amateur Men's championship

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Humboldt's Michael Herperger leads the pack after round one of the 2014 Saskatchewan Amateur Men's golf championship wrapped up on Monday at Cooke Municipal Golf Course.

Herperger dropped six birdies on the 6,299 -yard (from the tips) course to cap off a 66-stroke opening round with Unity's Justin Wood trailing by a single stroke.

With a healthy number of Prince Albert golfers competing on their home turf on Monday, the strongest local performance came from Clayton Mullis, who finished the day third on the leader board after shooting a strong 68-stroke round on the par-73 course.

Mullis was red hot on Monday, sinking eagles on the third and 16th holes while birdieing four.

Saskatoon-born golfer David Stewart, who won last year's tournament, shot a 72-stroke round as he enters round two on Tuesday tied for 15th.

Cooke last hosted the Amateur Championship in 2007 when Stewart’s father Ron took home his third provincial title. 

Ron Stewart is competing alongside his son in the 103rd edition on the tournament, shooting 76 on Monday while sinking birdies on the third and 16th holes. 

A trio of Prince Albert golfers finished in the leader board's top 10, including Zach Hurd who is tied for sixth place after shooting 70 on Monday, along with Brett Henry.

Also shooting 70 on Monday was Delisle's Colin Coben, who is looking to add yet another trophy to his case after winning the Prince Albert Men's Senior Championship and the Conexus Senior Men's Lobstick earlier this summer.

Other Prince Albert golfers hitting their hometown links at Cooke include; Danny Klughart (T21st), Cam Bergen (T27th), Travis Jenkins (T93rd), Justin Paradis (T15th), Martin Ring (T9th), Cory Selander (T21st) and Cory Sawchuk (T65th).

The 72-hole, four round tournament continues with round two action on Tuesday with the first group teeing off at 7 a.m.

The field will be trimmed down to 36 golfers for the final round on Thursday at Cooke. 

Organizations: Prince Albert, Conexus Senior Men

Geographic location: Saskatoon

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