#1 seed Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club needed 21 holes to advance to the Men’s Division Semi Final in the Manitoba Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre.
Trstenjak’s victory over Evan Nachtigall of the Wheat City Golf Course earns him a Sunday morning match at Quarry Oaks Golf Course with Ryden Hargreaves of Shilo Country Club. Hargreaves needed two extra holes to stay alive with a decision over Mark Di Ubaldo of Breezy Bend Country Club.
The other Men’s semi features #3 seed Joe Scharf of Whitewater Golf Club versus Ryan Blair of Elmhurst. Scharf beat Ryan McMillan of Elmhurst on the 18th hole while Blair upset Jamie Roy of the host course on one extra playoff hole.
In the Senior Men’s Division, the Semi Finals will feature Alan Ediger of Southwood Golf & Country Club meeting Rob Oliphant of Rossmere Country Club while Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member David Klowak plays Niakwa Country Club’s Ken Warwick.
Ediger beat Brad Moore of Pine Ridge Golf Club 4&3, Oliphant won 5&4 over Russel Slobodian of Rossmere, Klowak prevailed on the 18th hole upsetting defending champion Lorne Duncan of Rossmere and Warwick won 1up over Elmhurst’s Carl Lechman.
Addison Kartusch of St. Charles Country Club looks to repeat as Women’s Division Champion following her 6&5 victory over Cala Korman. Kartusch will meet Clara Peake who won on a 20th hole over Jill Hardy of Niakwa.
Marissa Naylor of Niakwa plays Charmaine Mackid of Breezy Bend in the other Semi Final. Naylor advanced thanks to a 4&3 win over Swan River Golf & Country Club’s Crystal Zamzow while Mackid earned a 1up decision over Quarry Oak’s Kate Gregoire.