“The man from Alberta beat me within the rock, paper, scissors match.”
Justin Wooden didn’t see a necessity for the No. 1 wooden.
He left the motive force within the bag, and ultimately, walked off the Fort McMurray Golf Membership with some new steel coming his approach.
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Wooden — a local of Unity who now calls Saskatoon his residence — ended up a bronze medallist on the 2021 Canadian Mid-Newbie golf championship in Fort McMurray.
He should wait to obtain his medal, nonetheless.
After ending tied for third with Calgary golfer Matt Williams, Wooden got here up quick of their impromptu tie-breaking process.
“They solely had one (bronze medal) and there have been two of us who tied for third and the man from Alberta beat me within the rock, paper, scissors match,” chuckled Wooden. “I’m going to get mine within the mail, however, yeah, I’m going to get mine.”
Medal or not, Wooden made an impression as Saskatchewan golfers continued to play properly on the nationwide stage in 2021.
Kindersley’s Kyle Weibe (twelfth) together with Saskatoon’s David Stewart (sixteenth) and Jehremy Ryde (nineteenth) plus Prince Albert’s Danny Klughart (twenty fifth) all completed among the many high 25 on the Canadian Mid-Am.
Wooden, now a member at Saskatoon’s Riverside Nation Membership, admitted it “feels fairly good” to complete on the rostrum with a four-day rating of 293 (72-73-74-74), two strokes again of the runner-up and 6 behind the winner, Charles Fitzsimmons of Ontario.
“I performed properly,” stated Wooden. “It was week, for certain. I’ve acquired a whole lot of congrats and folks reaching out, giving me properly needs — from lots of people within the Golf Sask. group and again residence in Unity. It’s been good to listen to from lots of people that approach. It ranks proper up there with successful the Saskatchewan Newbie.”
Wooden captured the Saskatchewan Newbie males’s title in 2016.
“I’ve at all times wished to win the Sask. Am, and to do it in Warman just a few years in the past was an enormous step,” he added. “I’ve at all times thought I may play properly at nationals, at an even bigger match like that, however it simply hadn’t actually lined up.
“Fort Mac simply appeared to sort of be a course that suited me rather well and it simply sort of was match for it. It means quite a bit, for certain.”
The structure of the tree-lined course was match for the ball-striking Wooden.
“You actually wanted to get it in play,. There’s bush on principally each shot, particularly the tee pictures. It wasn’t tremendous lengthy so that you didn’t need to hit driver in all places — actually I didn’t hit a single driver. I hit a bunch of three-woods, hybrids and longer irons. It was principally getting it in play with no matter you may after which placing it properly,” he stated.
“The greens have been rolling actually quick and that’s sort of my bread and butter: getting it in play, after which I normally putt fairly properly. As soon as I noticed the course a few occasions, then I spotted you don’t need to hit any or many drivers out right here. It was a little bit little bit of a mindset change and I figured that, if I play properly, I didn’t essentially know if I’d be within the combine however I knew the course suited me. It was a pleasant little confidence enhance.”
Brown wins Girls’s Lobstick
One other Lobstick match season has wrapped up on the Waskesiu Golf Course with Kimberly Brown capturing the Girls’s Lobstick championship Friday over Kathy Ziglo.
Dana Kidd took the championship flight comfort over junior-aged Brookin Fry. Denise Hersikorn defeated Megan McKenzie to win the primary flight. Tammy Bezaire downed Rosie Charles on the comfort facet.
Every week earlier, within the Pepsi Junior Lobstick, Guillermo Salazar defeated Chase Pochylko to seize the 2021 junior title.
Saskatoon’s Jackson Wingert defeated Will Blake on the comfort facet.
Kade Johnson makes professional debut
The Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada returns to Saskatchewan with a cease at Elk Ridge Resort subsequent week.
A few Saskatchewan boys fared properly on the Prince Edward Island Open this previous week. Yorkton native Kade Johnson, in his first skilled occasion, positioned ninth at 4-under. Former Sask. Am champ Troy Bulmer, who now lives in B.C., was tied for eleventh at 2-under.