Nine out of the top 10 seeds advanced on opening day at Glendale Golf & Country Club to start the Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre.
In the Men’s division, all five top seeds advanced to the Round of 16 led by #1 seed Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend Country Club. Kuntz beat Keaton Jameson (Golf Manitoba Public Players Club) 2&1.
Also in the Men’s Division:
#2 seed Marco Trstenjak (Elmhurst Golf & Country Club) beat Zostrianos Gross (Shilo Country Club) 2&1.
#3 seed Evan Nachtigall (Wheat City Golf Course) beat Ryan Orchard (Carman Golf & Country Club) 3&2.
#4 seed Allan McDonald (Breezy Bend) beat Jason Chuback (St. Charles Country Club) 4&3.
#5 seed Jordy Lutz (Elmhurst) beat Colin Skoleski (Niakwa Country Club) 3&1.
For the complete Men’s Division bracket, click here.
In the Senior Men’s Division:
#1 seed Jay Doyle (Niakwa) beat Wynn Edel (Golf Manitoba Public Player) 9&8.
#2 seed Rob Oliphant (Rossmere Country Club) beat Jack Zacharias (Elmhurst) 4up
#4 seed Dan Scanlon (Golf Manitoba Public Player) beat Walter Antoniuk (Golf Manitoba Public Player) 3&2.
#5 seed Gerald Diamond (St. Charles) beat Al Wheeler (Rossmere) 2up.
The only upset required five extra holes for 30th seed Feroze Barakat (Southwood Golf & Country Club) to eliminate #3 seed David Klowak (Golf Manitoba Public Player) on the 23rd hole.
For the complete Senior Men’s division bracket, click here.
With eight competitors in the Women’s Division, their Quarterfinals begin play Saturday.