Seven golfers headed to districts in Elbow
© Katie Brickman
Seven local golfers will be representing Moose Jaw at the high school district event this Saturday in Elbow. The golf conference event was held at the Hillcrest Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon. The golfers going include (L-R) Peacock's Avery Bender, Nathan Corrin, Bren Roberge, Leighton Bearchell, Central's Bevin Hudson, Peacock's Brioney Montgrand and Meghan Kardash. Times-Herald photp by Katie Brickman
Central’s Bevin Hudson finished in third place in the individual male category with a score of 83, Peacock’s Leighton Bearchell finished second with a score of 81 and Nathan Corrin of Peacock finished with a score of 74 for first place. All three will be competing in the individual event at districts.
In the female event, Peacock’s Brioney Montgrand finished first and Meghan Kardash of Peacock finished second. Since they were the only two girls competing, they will also make up the girls team.
Corrin battled through the 18 holes despite high winds all day and finished with a two-over par.
“I thought I was playing bad for the first nine holes, but then I found out how everyone else was playing, it wasn’t as bad,” said Corrin. “I still don’t think I played as good as I could have played.”
The conditions were not good for a more experienced golfer like Corrin who has competed at other courses across the province and country through different competitive tours.
“It was tough, especially the last four or five holes with the wind,” he said. “Up until then, I didn’t find it too bad, but then you got going into the wind…then it was really bad.”
The wind was difficult for first-year golfer Montgrand, but she battled through as best she could.
“I felt good,” she said. “When we got up to the higher numbers, around hole 10, it started to get more windy, but you can only get better from here and hope for better at districts.”
Montgrand realizes there will be other individual golfers in her category that have more golfing experience than her, but she isn’t too nervous heading into Saturday.
“I am excited to go to districts and it will be a new experience,” she said. “I am just going to do my best…that’s all you can really ask for and hope for the best.”
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