Let the good times roll: Coben claims 8th Auto Clearing senior men’s golf title

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Let the good times roll: Coben claims 8th Auto Clearing senior men’s golf title

Coben has won the event in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021 and now 2022. Author of the article: Darren Zary  •  Saskatoon StarPhoenix Tom Harrison golfs in the Auto Clearing senior men’s golf championship at Moon Lake Golf and Country Club. Photo taken in Saskatoon on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Photo by Michelle Berg /Saskatoon StarPhoenix Time flies when you’re having fun and winning golf titles. Advertisement 2 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. The good times continue to roll for Colin Coben, who captured his eighth Auto Clearing senior men’s golf championship Thursday at the Moon Lake Golf and Country Club. Coben fired a 68 for his final round of the three-day event, giving him a three-day total score 205 (65-72-68) to repeat as champion at 5-under par. It’s his eighth title in 11 years. “It’s a great event and we come every year — this property down here is something else,” said Coben, a member of the Delisle Golf Club. “I enjoy it. I seem to play good golf here. It’s been awesome.” The tournament was not played in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but Coben has been a mainstay otherwise. At age 67, Coben has made a point of playing in the event every year since he reached the eligible age. “I’m probably peaking right now,” said Coben, a past winner of the Saskatchewan Amateur (1995, 1997), Saskatchewan senior championship (2012, 2013, 2014) and Mid-Amateur (1996, 2000). “I wish I would have peaked last week at the Lobsticks. But, again, with this property here, I just enjoy the golf course and the camaraderie and the weather was awesome.” Coben finished 12 strokes ahead of runner-up and 2019 winner Brian Humble, who carded a three-day score of 217. Martin Ring of Prince Albert and Rick Hallberg of Weyburn were tied for second with a 217 three-round score. Coben also won the event in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2021. Keith Silvernagle was the winner in 2017. “I know I didn’t win it two years (over a 11-year span),” recalled Coben. “Well, there were two guys who were better than me.” Advertisement 3 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Prior to Coben’s recent run, Jim Scissons captured top honours in 2011 and Rick Hillestad won in 2010. Hillestad and Robert Schneider of Regina were tied for fifth in this year’s event, both carding a three-day total score of 220. Super Senior (70-plus age) John Solomon, from Regina’s Joanne Goulet Golf Club, didn’t even realize he had won the inaugural Super Senior championship trophy for golfers aged 70 and over. “I didn’t know I won — it was quite a surprise,” said Solomon, 72. “I feel great. I had a good round today. A perfect day. The organization here was awesome. I’ve played here four or five times over the years but it’s an awesome tournament. Great people. Great meals. And the course is just wonderful — excellent condition.” Bill Lewis and Bill Muirhead, both of Saskatoon, were tied for second in the super senior event, each with a three-round score of 232 finishing five strokes behind Solomon. dzary@postmedia.com The news seems to be flying at us faster all the time. From COVID-19 updates to politics and crime and everything in between, it can be hard to keep up. With that in mind, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix has created an Afternoon Headlines newsletter that can be delivered daily to your inbox to help make sure you are up to date with the most vital news of the day. Click here to subscribe. Saskatoon StarPhoenix Afternoon Headlines We deliver the local news you need in these turbulent times on weekdays at 3 p.m. By clicking on the sign up button you consent to receive the above newsletter from Postmedia Network Inc. You may unsubscribe any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails. Postmedia Network Inc. | 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4 | 416-383-2300Read More

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