Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation Golf Canada Inside Golf Manitoba Media Release Team Manitoba

Kartusch atop of Junior Girls leaderboard at NextGen Prairie Championship

Addison Kartusch of Team Manitoba / St. Charles Country Club shot a two over par 74 Friday to open the NextGen Prairie Championship at the Evergreen Golf Club in Nipawin, Saskatchewan.

Kartusch birdied the fourth, seventh, 14th and 16th holes on her way to a three stroke advantage over Team Manitoba / Killarney’s Cala Korman in the junior girls championship.

Team Manitoba / Dauphin Lake Golf Club’s Jackson Delaurier had five birdies on his scorecard enroute to a one over par 73, good for a tie for third place on the junior boys leaderboard.

Other Manitobans taking part –

Junior Boys:

– Carson Chapman (Glendale Golf & Country Club) 101
– Zostrianos Gross (Shilo Country Club) 77
– Carson Inman (Team Manitoba / Portage Golf Club) 80
– Kaleb Lambert (Team Manitoba / Elmhurst Golf & Country Club) 79
– Hunter McLean (Carman Golf & Country Club) 100
– Spence Mott (Team Manitoba / Shilo Country Club) 80
– Ethan Portey (Golf Manitoba Public Players Club) 80
– Terence Rafferty (Team Manitoba / Southwood Golf & Country Club) 77
– Jacob Taweel (Team Manitoba / Elmhurst Golf & Country Club) 83
– Ryan Tuck (St. Boniface Golf Club) 85
– Payne Wood (Team Manitoba / St. Boniface Golf Club) 80
– Finn Wylder Kydd (St. Charles Country Club) 94

Junior Girls:

– Jeri Lafleche (Clear Lake Golf Club) 87
– Jewel Lafleche (Clear Lake Golf Club) 94
– India Young (Team Manitoba / Carman Golf & Curling Club) 88
– Crystal Zamzow (Team Manitoba / Golf Manitoba Public Players Club) 88

To follow the live leaderboard of the NextGen Prairie Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards, click here.

The top six players in the Junior Boys division will earn exemptions into the 2023 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, August 14-17, at North Bay Golf and Country Club Ltd. in North Bay, Ont. The top six players (including ties) in the Junior Girls division will earn exemptions into the 2023 Canadian Junior Girls Championship, July 24-27, at Hampton Golf Course in Hampton, N.B.

Evergreen Golf Course is located in the heart of Nipawin, known as Saskatchewan’s vacation capital. Surrounded by two spectacular lakes where the prairies meet the boreal forest, Nipawin is renowned for its exceptional outdoor recreation offering world class golf, superb fishing, camping and boating opportunities.

“Having the opportunity to host a Golf Canada event is an honour that not many facilities get. It is a chance for us to showcase the high-quality golf course we have. Our course management team, staff and members put a lot of effort into providing a first-class golf experience and this is a way to share with guests from across Canada,” said Derrick Tallon, Head Pro at Evergreen Golf Course. “It is our goal to have the golfers and visitors to the Evergreen Golf Course share a positive story with their friends and encourage more visitors to our golf course.”

About the NextGen Championships, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards

The NextGen Championships, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards is a high-performance junior golf series which totals eight competitions. From May to July, six championships will take place across Canada where the region’s best junior golfers will compete to earn exemptions into their respective 2023 national championships. Two additional Fall Series events will be hosted to close the season. NextGen Championships provide junior players an opportunity to develop and showcase their skills at the highest level of tournament golf. For more information on the NextGen Prairie Championship, click here.