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Ngo goes low in Manitoba Match Play Qualifier

Noel Ngo of Pine Ridge Golf Club was the only player Sunday to break par with a two under 70 at Grand Pines Golf Club and will be the top seed starting Monday in the 48th Manitoba Match Play Championship.

Ngo’s back nine scorecard included three birdies for a 33.

Connor Stewart of Niakwa Country Club is the number two seed after firing a one over par 73.

Rounding out the top five are Lyle Mackenzie in third, also of Niakwa at 74, Brent Ingram of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club (75) and Curtis Markusson of St. Charles Country Club (75) fourth and fifth respectively.

43 players were vying for 32 spots in the Men’s bracket that saw the cut line set at 85.

Addison Kartusch of St. Charles is the low women’s qualifier and top seed following her five over par 77. She finished three strokes better than Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Veronica van der Meer. Marissa Naylor of Niakwa (81) and St. Charles’ Hannah Diamond (82) round out the top four Women’s seeds.

Lorne Duncan of Niakwa birdied the 15th and 16th holes during his round and is the low Senior Men’s qualifier following a two over par 74.

Rob Oliphant of Rossmere Country Club (75), Gord Kroeker of Pine Ridge (75), Dwayne Heinrichs of Bel Acres Golf & Country Club (76) and Golf Manitoba Public Player David Klowak (77) round out the top five seeds.

For all qualifying scores, click here.

Moving forward it’s a single knock out format in all three divisions.

For the Match Play Brackets and tee times, click here.

The 16 Men’s matches will tee off Monday afternoon.

The 16 Senior Men’s matches will open competition starting Tuesday afternoon.

The Ladies matches begin their elimination rounds Wednesday afternoon.

All three division semi finals will be played Thursday morning with the respective Championship Division Final to follow in the afternoon.

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