Quinten Fisk has now been playing golf for two years. A member at the Gilbert Plains Country Club, the Dauphinite plays as often as he can with a strong group of junior golfers that the region has to offer.
Some of Quinten's friends play on the Westman Junior Tour and being the competitor that Quinten is, he decided to join the circuit this season and the summer has certainly brought forward an improving golf game and some memories that the 12-year-old will never forget.
"It's been a lot of fun playing on this circuit," said Fisk. "I've had the chance to meet so many new people and I get to play on different courses around the province, that's pretty fantastic. I'm enjoying every second of it so far."
In the first event of the season back on June 9, Fisk fired a 102 which was followed up with a pair of 101's in his next two rounds. After a two week break from the action on the Tour, Fisk came back rejuvenated and feeling good for his event on July 21 at Pleasant Valley where he shot a 100.
Seven days later, Fisk posted a 94, his best round of the summer so far on the circuit but he wasn't done there.
Playing at the Neepawa Golf and Country Club in yesterday's event in the 12 & under age group, Fisk shot a 90 to earn himself seven points. It was not only Quinten's best round on the tour, but it was also his best round of the season.
The score earned him a third-place finish, tied for his highest this season. Quinten also made a pretty miraculous shot when he chipped in for birdie on the first hole.
"It was definitely a good feeling, it shows that I'm improving," added Fisk. "I'm pretty proud of myself and that chip in was awesome."
Quinten's seven points yesterday now gives him 25.5 on the year, good enough for a fourth-place tie. However, he is only 2.5 points back of Tyson Draper who is in third place. With one more event to go next week at Oak Island, Fisk will have a good opportunity to finish inside the top three with another solid round. In their head-to-head, Fisk edged Draper by two strokes yesterday.
"I just really have to focus. I need to read the putts and focus on my short game," said Fisk.
On the ice, Quinten will get back at it next week when he starts practicing with his AAA team in Brandon before the team plays in a tournament later this month in Brandon. Fisk will be trying out for the U13 AA Kings this season and he says he's thrilled to be back on the ice and he can't wait for the season to start.
Fisk isn't the only golfer from the Parkland who had a great performance yesterday. Jackson Delaurier shot a 79 to win the 14 & under age group by eight strokes. He also won the Closest to the Hole in his group. It was Jackson's sixth championship of the summer and he also finished in a tie for first in the other event.
He has a seven-point lead entering next week's season finale and he can clinch the title with another strong outing. Hayden Shtykalo will enter next week's event tied for top spot in the 12 & under age group.