FORT McMURRAY - Finishing in third place, Golf Saskatchewan heralded Justin Wood on the final day of the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship held in Fort McMurray.
This former Unity resident was recognized as the highest placing Saskatchewan player at this championship since Tyler Wright earned fifth place in 2017.
Wood went 72,73,74,74 to finish the week at 293, putting him six shots behind the event winner, Charles Fitzsimmons out of London, Ontario.
Wood said after his bronze medal finish, “I'm just really happy about the way I battled, the last two days especially. Being in the final group is exhausting and stressful and just trusting my game and the work I've put in all these years the past two days meant a lot.”
Saskatchewan golf enthusiasts, hometown fans, family, friends, and the Riverside Country Club in Saskatoon avidly followed his nationals quest, and were cheering extra loud after learning Justin Wood was tied for second place at the Canadian Mid-Am golf championships in Fort McMurray Alberta, with one round left to play Aug. 27
Wood joined 16 other Saskatchewan golfers at the event that took place Aug. 24-27.