ROSTHERN - Estevan Comprehensive School student Ryan Chernoff was a double gold medallist at the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association’s provincial golf tournament in Rosthern, held Friday and Saturday.
Chernoff won the male individual gold medal with a two-round total of 142. He shot a 74 in the first round to sit in a tie for second, one stroke back of Martensville’s Myles Johnson, who shot a 73.
But Chernoff then fired the lowest score of the second round, and the entire tournament, with a 68, to finish at 142. He was seven strokes clear of Johnson (73-76, 149) and nine better than Team South East teammate Darien Herlick of the Weyburn Comprehensive School (74-77, 151).
Chernoff was also part of the Team South East entry that won the male team gold medal. They had the lead after the first round with a 212, six strokes better than Central Valley, and the South East squad had a 213 in the second round for a total of 425, 14 better than Central Valley’s 439 (218-221).
In addition to Chernoff and Herlick, members of Team South East were Kerr Cudmore of Wawota and Davin Bourassa of Radville. Cudmore finished fifth in the individual competition (76-76-152) and Bourassa was tied for eighth (78-80-158).
In the female division, Team South East was ninth with a two-round total of 421 (208-213). Horizon Central won the female team competition with at 342 (176-166).
Representing the South East in the female division were Jordan Dorrance of Wawota, who was 22nd with a two-round total of 223 (112-111), and Faith Gershpacher of Rocanville, who 27th at 236 (119-117).
Ella Kozak of Yorkton Sacred Heart won the female division with a 148 (78-70).
The next edition of the Mercury will have more on this story.