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Champions Determined Early in the Season

(Winnipeg, MB Tuesday, June 14 / 16) – The 2016 competitive season is well under way with champions determined in the Men’s, Women’s and Senior Men’s Match Play Championships as well as the Women’s Alternate Shot Championship benefitting Golf Fore the Cure.

The qualifying for the Match Play Championships took place May 28th & 29th at the Transcona Golf Club.  In the Amateur men’s division, Breezy Bend’s Alan McDonald was the medalist in a field of 57 competitors with a 36-hole score of 140 (-2).  Glendale’s Jenna Roadley was the medalist in the women’s division with a score of 158 (+14) and Breezy Bend’s Garth Collings was the low senior male with a score of 144 (+2).

The Men’s & Women’s Championship matches were contested over 36 holes on June 11 and the Senior Men’s over 18 holes on June 9 at the Elmhurst Golf & Country Club.

Jenna Roadley of the Glendale Golf & Country Club won the Women’s Match Play Championship for the first time with a 3 & 1 victory over Veronika Vetesnik of the Southwood Golf & Country Club.

On the men’s side, Travis Fredborg of the Pine Ridge Golf Club defeated Colwyn Abgrall of the Golf Manitoba Public Player Club with a 7 & 6 victory.

The senior men’s match play championship was won by defending champion Tom Humniski of the Elmhurst Golf & Country Club.  He defeated Gordon Hudson of the Southwood Golf & Country Club 2 & 1.

The Women’s Alternate Shot Championship benefitting Golf Fore the Cure was conducted at the Pine Ridge Golf Club and saw the team of Kathy Adams and Liliane Fargey from the Carman Golf & Curling Club shoot a net 76 (+3) to secure the Net Division Championship.  Southwood G&CC’s Rhonda Orr and Golf Manitoba Public Player Club member Faye Zachedniak won the Gross Division with a score of 82.

Golf Fore the Cure is a nationally driven program through Golf Canada that raises funds for breast cancer research.  As a part of the Alternate Shot Championship, funds were collected through pledges, fees for entering holes contests, a 50/50 contest and a silent auction.  Golf Manitoba is a proud supporter of this event and a total of $2800 was raised for the Canadian Cancer Society – Manitoba Branch.

For complete results of all championships, please visit the Golf Manitoba website at www.golfmanitoba.mb.ca.

The Golf Manitoba Championship schedule continues this month with the Women’s City & District Championship at the Transcona Golf Club, June 22nd & 23rd.   Recent past Champions of this event include Jenna Roadley (2015), Bri-ann Tokariwski (2014), Mindy Lichtman (2011 & 2013), Faye Zachedniak (2012), Kathryn MacKenzie (2009 & 2010) and Jill Hardy (2007 & 2008).

Also in June will be the qualifying for the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship.  The two qualifiers will take place at the Transcona Golf Club (June 23rd) and the Minnedosa Golf Club (June 25th).  The number of spots available for the provincial amateur championship will be based on the field size (120 players) minus the number of exempt players who accept their spot in this year’s event.

The entry deadline for this event is Monday, June 20th.

To register for Golf Manitoba events, please visit our website (www.golfmanitoba.mb.ca) and click on Tournament Registration.  A Master Card or Visa will be required to register on-line.  Competitors can also mail in entries or drop them off at the Golf Manitoba office (145 Pacific Ave).

About Golf Manitoba:  Golf Manitoba is the governing body for golf in the province of Manitoba and North West Ontario. Its mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the game of golf in Manitoba and North West Ontario for the benefit of all participants.  To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or Golf Manitoba, visit www.golfmanitoba.mb.ca.  Follow Golf Manitoba on Twitter @golf_manitoba.

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For more information contact:

Dave Comaskey
Executive Director
Golf Manitoba
204-925-5729
dcomaskey@golfmanitoba.mb.ca






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