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Johnson wins Blue Owl Men's Open

Yorkton native Kade Johnson won the Blue Owl Men's Open over the weekend.
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Johnson holding up the Blue Owl trophy

This past weekend the Deer Park Golf Course held the Mark’s Blue Owl Men’s Open.

A total of 109 golfers took part in the two-day event that featured golfers from all over the province, including Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Melville, Kamsack, Nipawin, and golfers from out of province, including some from Winnipeg, Alberta, and British Columbia.

The winner of the open was Yorkton’s own Kade Johnson, who won in a playoff as he birdied the first playoff to win the event.

“It was good,” Johnson said. “Always a little different playing a tournament at your home course. The preparation of the shots might not be as good as other tournaments because you are so used to the course, but overall it was a really good weekend, and to win in a playoff is pretty special.”

Johnson said to win a tournament like the Blue Owl was really cool.

“This tournament has so much history in Yorkton. I was looking at the names on the trophy, and it goes back to the ‘70s. It’s one of the bigger tournaments in Saskatchewan and to be able to play it and get my name on it with some of these guys is quite the honour.”

For Johnson, the tournament also marked the end of his amateur career.

“Pretty special to be able to play it at Deer Park and also win it,” he said. “Pretty cool to end my amateur career in the same place I started. It gave me so much support through the 11 or so years I have been an amateur now; the plan is to hopefully make some money playing golf.”

Johnson’s first professional event will be Prince Edward Island as he is set to golf the Prince Edward Island Open August 23 to 29 in Brudenell and then the Brudenell River Classic from August 30 to September 5.

Champ Flight  
1 - Kade Johnson (142 total)
2. - Mitch Matichuk 
3. - Alex Dodd 
4. - Bill Lummerding 

1st Flight 
1 - Steve Rasowsky  
2 - Chris Burton 
3 - Brayden Nestman 
4 - James Rasowsky 

2nd Flight 
1. Derek Stykalo 
2. Ron Swan 
3. Austin Thomas 
4. Ryan Haight 

3rd Flight 
1. Rob Auckland 
2. Murray Stewart 
3. Doug Jones 
4. Dennis Polonich 

4th flight  
1. Cliff Trombley 
2. Jody Bartel 
3. Nathan Schartner 
4. Stew Winter 

5th flight 
1. Darren Grindle 
2. Ross Fisher 
3. Garret Karcha 
4. Mike Rogoschewsky 

6th flight  
1. Johnny Boxall 
2. Chuck Orem 
3. Kevin Ross 
4. Brayden Oystrick 

7th flight 
1. Willard Yaremko 
2. Marty Sveinbjornson  
3. Tim Roussin 
4. Brent Dergusoff

8th flight  
1. Lorne Brown 
2. Dale Mcalla 
3. Regan Mclelland 
4. Richard Eliuk

9th flight 
1. Terry Schultz 
2. Bob LeCain 
3. Jim Manovich 
4. Derrick Larsen