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Event Results and Upcoming Championships

(Winnipeg, MB Wednesday, June 18 / 14) – The 2014 competitive season is well under way with champions determined in the Men’s & Women’s Match Play Championship as well as the Women’s Alternate Shot Championship benefitting Golf Fore the Cure.

Bri ann Tokariwski of the Elmhurst Golf & Country Club won the Women’s Match Play Championship for the third consecutive year with an 11 & 10 victory over fellow Elmhurst member Faye Zachedniak.

On the men’s side, Bret Thompson of the Southwood Golf & Country Club defeated Wade Wetelainen of the Eagles Landing Golf Club with a 7 & 5 victory.

Both the Men’s & Women’s Championship matches were contested over 36 holes at the Bel Acres Golf & Country Club.

The Women’s Alternate Shot Championship benefitting Golf Fore the Cure was conducted at the Glendale Country Club and saw the team of Vivian Squair and Diane Kocela from the Southwood Golf & Country Club shoot a net 72 (E) to secure the Net Division Championship.  Southwood G&CC’s Rhonda Orr and Elmhurst G&CC’s Faye Zachedniak won the Gross Division for the fifth straight year in a row with a score of 85.

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 $3500 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 Maplewood Golf Club June 21st & 22nd.   Recent past Champions of this event include 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 John Blumberg Golf Club (June 26th) and the Portage Golf Club (June 28th).  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 23rd.

To register for Golf Manitoba events, please visit our website 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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