Vanier beats Peacock in team division
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Vanier's Nathan Corrin, left, won the boys individual city golf title on Tuesday afternoon. Vanier took the team division, including Colby Couzens (finished second in the individual division), Kade Yaschuk (finished third in the individual division), Brady Olson and Zak Konopaki. The championship was held at the Hillcrest Golf Club. Times-Herald photo by Katie Brickman
Nathan Corrin made it two titles in a row.
The senior at Vanier Collegiate won the boys individual city golf title on Tuesday afternoon at the Hillcrest Golf Club.
He didn’t think that was in the cards for him after a rough start to the round.
“Honestly, after the front nine, I didn’t think I was even in it. I didn’t hit the ball well (and) I didn’t putt well. Then on the back, I just got it together and made six pars on the last six holes to come back into it,” explained Corrin. “After I made a 20-foot birdie on hole 12 and then on the 13th tee, I just said ‘just starting hitting greens and hitting fairways…I had to be in it.’”
Corrin scored 74; beating out Vanier’s Colby Couzens by six and Vanier’s Kade Yaschuk came in third with a score of 81.
“I thought it was going to be a lot closer. I didn’t think I was going to win by six,” said Corrin.
Vanier, consisting of Couzens, Yaschuk, Brady Olson and Zak Konopaki, won the team section with a combined score of 241, beating Peacock, who has won the past four years. The Peacock team scored 260 and Central came in third with a score of 273.
“I think this year was as strong as last year for this tournament, but even next year will be pretty strong. I think it is getting a lot better,” Corrin stated.
With the individual and team win, Corrin and Vanier will be headed to Assiniboia this weekend to compete in districts, with hopes of moving on to provincials later in September.
“I am going there to win. I was quite mad last year when I got third, especially playing out in Elbow where I shot my low round. I almost missed provincials. This year, my goal is definitely go there and win,” Corrin confidently said. “I think our team will do half decent. Assiniboia has a decent team, same with Gravelbourg. It will all depend on how they play.”
There were no girls participants and the Moose Jaw section will not be sending anyone to districts for that division.
“The girls I think are still developing in Moose Jaw. Even in the bigger cities in Saskatchewan, girls’ golf isn’t where it has been,” said Corrin. “Even 10 years ago, girls golf was out of this world compared to where it is today, but it is getting better.”
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