Inside Golf Manitoba Media Release Nott Autocorp Men's Amateur Championship

PREVIEW | Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur at Oak Island Golf

103 competitors are in the field for the 2023 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship set to tee off Thursday morning at Oak Island Golf.

First off the tee at 7:00am is two time defending champion Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend Country Club. He will be joined in the opening group by Elmhurst Golf & Country Club members Ryan McMillan and 2020 champion Marco Trstenjak.

“I think it will be a lot of fun, we all know each other real well and with no one ahead of us its a great way to start” said Kuntz. “The course is in perfect shape so I’m looking forward to playing with them.”

Only two other men have won the Amateur Championship in three consecutive years (Todd Fanning 1990, 91, 92 and R.J. Reith 1935, 36, 37).

“It’s definitely something I want to do and something I’ve been working towards” added Kuntz. “Being able to win it the last couple of years is one of my greatest accomplishments so I’ve been happy to be able to perform well but at the same time I don’t wanna put to much pressure on myself.”

“I’m pretty happy with how I’m hitting it over the past couple weeks. Right now I’m just putting some finishing touches on it to get ready for Thursday morning. As we all know golf is weird, one day it can completely be different than another so you just gotta take it one shot at a time.”

This year’s championship is a 54 hole Stroke Play competition. After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties as well any players within ten (10) strokes of first place.

For Thursday’s opening round tee times, click here.

For live scoring on the Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard, click here.

Competitors taking part by Member Club:

Bridges Golf Course – 1
Breezy Bend Country Club – 7
Carman Golf & Curling Club – 2
Dauphin Lake Golf Club – 2
Elmhurst Golf & Country Club – 13
Glenboro Golf & Country Club – 1
Glendale Golf & Country Club – 1
Golf Manitoba Public Players Club – 22
Larters at St. Andrew’s Golf & Country Club – 1
Lorette Golf Course – 1
Neepawa Golf & Country Club – 1
Niakwa Country Club – 7
Oak Island Golf – 4
Pine Ridge Golf Club – 5
Portage Golf Club – 1
Red Lake Area Golf & Country Club – 1
Rossmere Country Club – 3
Shilo Country Club – 7
Southwood Golf & Country Club – 1
St. Boniface Golf Club – 3
St. Charles Country Club – 6
Steinbach Fly-In – 2
Wheat City Golf Course – 3
Whitewater Golf Club – 2
Winkler Centennial Golf Club – 1
Deer Valley Golf Course (Saskatchewan) – 1
Hillcrest Golf Club (Saskatchewan) – 1
Legends Golf Club (Saskatchewan) – 1
Madge Lake Golf Course (Saskatchewan) – 1
Riverside Golf Club (Saskatchewan) – 1
Northview Golf & Country Club (British Columbia) – 2