Rumancik and Jahnke qualify for nationals

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Maple Creek’s Brennan Rumancik finished the SGI Canada Sask Junior Men’s Championship four shots under par over four rounds to place second behind Saskatoon’s Jesse Gibson last week at the Elmwood Golf Course in Swift Current.

Maple Creek’s Brennan Rumancik finished the SGI Canada Sask Junior Men’s Championship four shots under par over four rounds to place second behind Saskatoon’s Jesse Gibson last week at the Elmwood Golf Course in Swift Current.

Rumancik finished the event Friday with a two-under par 69 to pass Lafleche’s Bobby Sanchez for second spot. Rumancik overcame an injured hand to fire rounds of 71, 67, 73 and 69 on his way to a four-day total of 280, 11 shots back of Gibson.

Gibson, golfing out of the Riverside Golf Club, led from start to finish with four rounds at least two shots under par including a 64 to open play Tuesday on his way to a 15-under par 269.With the top-five finish Rumancik earned a trip to Kitchener, ON to represent Saskatchewan at the Canadian junior men's golf championship Aug. 2-6.

Swift Current’s Mark Johnston was the next closest local competitor in 19th with a 14 over par 298.

On the girls side Herbert’s Kaitlyn Jahnke earned a trip to Kitchener with a third-place finish, 14 shots out of top spot. Jahnke opened the event with a 78, followed by an 81, 79, and 83 for a total of 321.

Saskatoon’s Thea Hedemann held on for a two-shot win over Anna Young, also of Saskatoon, with a 19-over par 307.

Swift Current’s Katieleigh Avram placed sixth in 338 strokes, followed by Swift Current’s Kaitlyn Blackmer in seventh, 22 shots behind.

Other Southwest results were as follows:24. Cody Schapansky, Swift Current (77-71-78-74=300).29. Kory Blake McMillan, Swift Current, (79-74-72-81=306).50. Taras Burton, Maple Creek, (81-82-80=243).51. Skylar LeBel, Swift Current, (79-85-80=244).65. Mickey Wallace, Swift Current, (88-93-85=266).T66. Logan Tisdale, Swift Current, (94-91-94=279).T66. Jessy-Lee Lacher, Swift Current, (92-87-97=279)T69. Corey Bailey, Shaunavon, (101-90-94=285).73. Tyson Empey, Swift Current, (103-94-100=297).

Organizations: Elmwood Golf Course, Riverside Golf Club

Geographic location: Swift Current, Saskatoon, Maple Creek Kitchener Saskatchewan Shaunavon

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