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Event Results and Upcoming Championships

(Winnipeg, MB Tuesday, September 10th / 13) – The month of August and early September saw the provincial interclub events take place, the Junior Bantam, the Men’s Rural, the Regional Team Championship as well as the remaining national championships.

The following are the results from the Interclub Championships where the team score is calculated from the best three individual scores of the four person teams:

Interclub B (women’s event for participants with a handicap factor of 24.1 and higher) – Glendale G&CC

Low Gross Champions – Shilo CC
Low Gross Runners Up – Teulon G&CC

Low Net Champions – Glendale G&CC
Low Net Runners Up – St Charles CC

Senior Interclub (men’s event for participants 55 yrs and older) – Pinawa GC

City Division Champions – Niakwa CC
City Division Runners Up – Breezy Bend CC

Rural Division Champions – Shilo CC
Rural Division Runners Up – Selkirk G&CC

Junior Interclub (junior men’s event for participants 18 yrs and younger) – South Interlake G&CC

City Division Champions – Elmhurst G&CC
City Division Runners Up – Niakwa CC

Rural Division Champions – Steinbach Fly In G&CC
Rural Division Runners Up – Shilo CC

Provincial Men’s Interclub (men’s event for participants 18 yrs and older) – Southwood G&CC

City Division Champions – Southwood G&CC
City Division Runners Up – Niakwa CC

Rural Division Champions – Larters @ St Andrews G&CC
Rural Division Runners Up – Shilo CC

In the Junior Bantam Championship, an event for boys and girls 14 yrs old and younger, Zach Wytinck of the Glenboro G&CC won the overall by defeating Brendan Kesterke of the Breezy bend CC in a playoff.  In the girls division, Camryn Roadley of Glendale won by 15 strokes with rounds of 84 and 79.

The Men’s Rural Championship took place at the Teulon G&CC with Aaron Cockerill of Tuelon firing a blistering 64 & 67 (-13) to capture the amateur division by 17 shots.  In the senior division, Mark Starodub of the Selkirk G&CC shot 75 & 79 to win by one shot over club mate Donald Drew.  The junior division was won by Darren Kelpin with scores of 73 & 78.

Provincially, the month of August concluded with the inaugural Regional Team Championship.  This event was the culmination of season long training in the regions of Manitoba for juniors 16 yrs and younger.  Each region established a team based on a qualifying and they gathered at the Shilo Country Club August 27th and 28th for the provincial final.  On the boys side, Team Winnipeg Blue captured the title and Aaron Ogrodnick from Team Norman won the individual title.  Team Winnipeg won the girls event with Bobbi Rae Uhl from Team Westman capturing the individual title.

The Canada Games took place in Sherbrooke Quebec August 13th to 17th.  Four boys and four girls who qualified for the team over the course of the summer represented Manitoba at the Games.  This program has been in place for almost two years with long term training for a group of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario finest young players.  The Girls team finished  7th and the Boys team finished 6th.

On the national scene, the Canadian Women’s Senior Championship took place at the Spallumcheen G&CC August 20th to 22nd and Team Manitoba finished fifth in the team competition.  Southwood’s Rhonda Orr led the Manitoba contingent with a tie for 15th place overall.

The Canadian Men’s Senior Championship was contested at The Briars Golf Club in Sutton West, ON.  The Manitoba team finished 5th and MB Golf Hall of Fame honored member Garth Collings of the Breezy Bend Country Club was low Manitoban finishing tied for 9th with rounds of 75, 71, 69 & 70.

Rounding off the national championships was the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship for male competitors 25 yrs and older.   Team Manitoba finished seventh and Eric Johnson of Breezy Bend was the low Manitoban.

The only remaining competitive event will be the Manitoba High School Athletics Association Golf Championship which will take place September 20th at the Portage Golf Club.

Golf Manitoba’s Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner will take place Monday October 21st at the Rossmere Country Club.

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

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For more information, contact:

Dave Comaskey
Executive Director
Golf Manitoba
204-925-5729







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