The province’s top junior golfers gather at the Shilo Country Club this week for the Women’s & Men’s Junior Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation.
Defending champion Crystal Zamzow and last year’s third place finisher Cala Korman will be first off the tee Monday morning at 8:00 to open three days of competition. Zamzow had a strong showing last week at Transcona Golf Club finishing third in the Women’s City and District Championship.
2021 will feature a new Men’s Junior champion as Neel Soni of St. Charles Country Club has graduated by age from junior play. Soni edged Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend Country Club by a single stroke last year at the Selkirk Golf & Country Club.
“Based on last year’s finish, I definitely have my eye on the prize and determined for a successful week” said Kuntz. “I’m trying to bring my game to a more consistent level. Recently my ball striking has been pretty good so I’m working a lot on my short game”.
Carter Johnson of Rossmere Country Club and Pine Ridge Golf Club’s Noak Fiks, who finished third and fourth respectively on the leaderboard, are in this week’s 45 person field.
Also playing are 2021 Women’s Bantam Champion Jeri Lafleche and Men’s Bantam Champion Jackson Delaurier, a Golf Manitoba Public Player.
The Lakeview Inn & Suites in Brandon is the “Host Hotel” for the Women’s & Men’ Junior Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation.
“We are very appreciative of the Lakeview Groups of Companies’ support of our events, and them welcoming the competitors and their families, as well as our tournament staff and volunteers. They truly give everyone involved in making this championship a success the best opportunity to recharge at the end of a long day” said Golf Manitoba Executive Director Jared Ladobruk.
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