Shaye Leidenius of Ponoka finished eighth at the Sun Life Financial Alberta Ladies Amateur Championship in Calgary. (File Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate staff)

Shaye Leidenius finishes 8th at Sun Life Financial Alberta Ladies Amateur Championship

Two other Central Alberta golfers also competed at the three-day event

Ponoka golfer Shaye Leidenius battled through tough conditions on her way to a top ten finish at the Sun Life Financial Alberta Ladies Amateur Championship in Calgary.

Leidenius, representing Wolf Creek Golf Course finished the three-day tournament with a nine-over par 225, alone in eighth place at Willow Park Golf Course.

The 21-year-old fired an opening round four-over 76 but bounced back on day 2 with a 73. She ended the week with a 76 on Wednesday.

Leidenius is entering her second year with the RDC Queens golf team this fall and was the 2017-2018 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Year.

Ponoka golfer Daryl Lynn Nepoose finished tied for 39th with a three-day total of 254 the Ladies Amateur Championship. Nicole Schultz of Olds was 49th with a 266 for the week.

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