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Event Results and Upcoming Championships

(Winnipeg, MB Thursday, May 29th / 14) – The 2014 Golf Manitoba Championship schedule will begin this weekend May 31st & June 1st with the Men’s & Women’s Match Play Championship Qualifier taking place at the Teulon 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 men and top 16 women will qualify and are placed into a match play tree with the matches taking place at the Bel Acres G&CC June 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15.

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

In the Men’s 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) and Aaron Cockerill (2012 & 2013).  For a complete list of past male champions, visit the Golf Manitoba website at http://www.golfmanitoba.mb.ca/index.php?page=men-s-match-play-champion.

The second event of the year, the Women’s Alternate Shot Championship benefitting Golf Fore the Cure, will take place Thursday June 12th at the Glendale Golf & Country Club.  This event has teams of two women vying for net and gross prizes.

Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru is a Golf Canada initiative celebrating 10 years of increasing ladies participation in golf while raising funds for breast cancer research and support programs in Canada.  Over the past 11 years, Golf Canada recently announced that Golf Fore the Cure had raised over $5.1 million towards ending the fight against breast cancer.  Participants are encouraged to raise funds for this worthy cause and Golf Manitoba has also made a financial contribution in support of the annual event.  All funds raised at this event stay in Manitoba and will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society – Manitoba Division.

The registration deadline is Thursday June 5th.

The month of June will conclude with two qualifiers for the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship.  John Blumberg GC will play host to the first qualifier on June 26th and the Portage GC on June 28th.  The number of spots available for the 120 person field Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship will be based on the number of exempt players that accept their spot in the event.

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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