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Match Play Championship Set to Kick Off 2017 Competitive Schedule

(Winnipeg, MB Tuesday, May 23rd / 17) – The 2017 Golf Manitoba Championship schedule will begin this weekend May 27th & 28th with the Men’s (Amateur & Senior) & Women’s (Amateur & Net) Match Play Championship Qualifiers taking place at the Minnewasta Golf & Country Club.

The season opening event will see both the men’s and women’s fields competing to secure a spot in the Match Play Championship.  The top 32 amateur men, 16 senior men, top 16 amateur women and 16 net division women will qualify and are placed into a match play tree with the matches taking place at the Teulon G&CC (June 3rd & 4th) and the  Niakwa CC (June 6th, 8th & 10th).

Past champions of this event in the Women’s amateur division include Jill Hardy (2004), Judy Lang (2005), Tammy Gibson (2006, 2008 & 2010), Mindy Lichtman (2007 & 2011), Faye Zachedniak (2009), Bri-ann Tokariwski (2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) and Jenna Roadley (2016).

In the Men’s amateur division, past champions include Matt Johnston (2003 & 2004), Brian Kornelsen (2005), Peter More (2001, 2006 & 2010), Ben Bandura (2000 & 2007), Brad Kirton (2008), Tyler Mancini (2009), Jesse Skelton (2011), Aaron Cockerill (2012 & 2013), Bret Thompson (2014), Justin McDonald (2015) and Travis Fredborg (2016).

The Men’s senior division began in 2015 with Elmhurst’s Tom Humniski winning and successfully defending that title in 2016.

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
dcomaskey@golfmanitoba.mb.ca
204-291-8032






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