2024 Alberta Men’s Mid-Master Championship: Round 1 Recap

Written by Taylor Tracey

Entwistle, AB – The day started with a frost delay, but that didn’t stop the players from heating up on the golf course as the first round of the 2024 Men’s Mid-Master Championship got underway today at Trestle Creek Golf Resort.

Chris Thayer, who came up from the United States for the championship, is tied after Day 1 for the lead with an impressive score of 3 under 69 complete with 6 birdies. Tied with Thayer at the top is Grant Oh, who won both the 2020 Men’s Mid-Master Championship and the 2020 Men’s Senior Championship.

Looking down the leaderboard to the top 10, plenty of contenders are within shouting distance of the leaders. Tom McKinlay Jr, the 2017 Men’s Mid-Master Champion sits in solo third. The defending Men’s Senior Champion, James Varnam, sits alone in 4th with solid 1 under 71. Three players sit tied in 5th at 72, including Brian Laubman who helped the Men’s Senior Interprovincial team defend their title at the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship this past fall.

  Click here for the complete leaderboard, including the leaders in the 40-49, the 50-59, and the 60+ divisions.

 Round 2 gets underway tomorrow at 8am with another double crossover at Trestle Creek Golf Resort. After play, the field will be cut to the top 60 players + ties.

 Click here for Round 2 Tee Times.