Shilo Country Club and Elmhurst Golf & Country Club are the 2019 Men’s Provincial Inter-club Champions.
The championship was conducted September 3 at the Glendale Golf & Country Club. Teams of four competed in the stroke play event where the best three of four counted toward to overall team total. The event included both a City and Rural Division.
In the Rural Division, the Shilo team (pictured above) of Austin Dobrescu, Drew Jones, Brad Pardy and Dale Coulter posted the lowest score of the day with a 228 total. In the runner-up position was Minnewasta Golf & Country Club (Spencer Norrie, Kelly Friesen, Dale Giesbrecht and Duke Wiebe) with a 235.
Full Rural Division results >>
In the City Division, the Elmhurst team of Ben Bandura, Jordy Lutz, Jack Werhun and John Multan shot 230 to take top spot. Finishing in second was the team from across the street at Pine Ridge Golf Club of Tyler Hall, Riley Hall, Que Doan and Ryan Terdik shooting 235.
Full City Division results >>
The low score of the day goes to Pine Ridge member Ryan Terdik who carded a 2-under par 70 in very windy and wet condtions.
Full individual results >>
The Men’s Provincial Inter-club was the last official Golf Manitoba event on the 2019 championship schedule. On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers of Golf Manitoba, we want to express our sincere gratitude to all our members who competed this past year as well to our host clubs who helped make this another great championship season! We will see you again in 2020.
Mother Nature held back just long enough for Kate Gregoire of Quarry Oaks Golf Course and Jacob Armstrong of St. Boniface Golf Club to capture the 2019 Golf Manitoba Junior Women’s and Men’s Championships.
On a rain soaked final round at Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, Gregoire played her best round of the three day event posting a 7-over score of 80 to compliment her two previous back-to-back rounds of 84 for a 13 shot victory over Mikala Albert who finished at 261 on rounds of 90-87-84. Finishing alone in third place was Cala Korman of Kilarney Lakeside Golf Club who finished at 267 with rounds of 87-89-91. Gregoire, Albert and Korman will make up the 2019 junior women’s inter-provincial team that will represent Golf Manitoba and the province at the 2019 Golf Canada Canadian Junior Women’s Championship being held July 30-August 2 at the Lethbridge Country Club in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Age group champions:
12 & under: Jeri Lafleche, Clear Lake Golf Course
13 & 14: Cala Korman, Kilarney Lakeside Golf Course
15 & 16: Sarah Farmer, St. Charles Country Club
17 & 18: Kate Gregoire, Quarry Oaks Golf Course
View complete junior women’s results >>
On the junior men’s side, Jacob Armstrong put together his strongest round of the four-day championship with a 2-under par 69 that included a string of three birdies in a row on holes 13 through 15. Armstrong, who went 5 under on his last 11 holes, moved past 54-hole leader Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend Country Club. Kuntz posted a respectable final round of 75 in very difficult conditions to finish just two back of Armstrong at 295. Finishing alone in third place was first round leader Neel Soni who plays out of St. Charles Country Club. Soni also posted a final round 75 to finish 10-shots back at 303. Armstrong, Kuntz and Soni will represent Golf Manitoba, the province and their home clubs at the 2019 Golf Canada Canadian Junior Boy’s Championship being held August 12-15 at Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club in Hartland, New Brunswick.
Age group champions:
12 & under: Terrence Rafferty (on a countback), Southwood Golf & Country Club
13 & 14: Jack Taylor, Elmhurst Golf & Country Club
15 & 16: Braxton Kuntz, Breezy Bend Country Club
17 & 18: Jacob Armstrong, St. Boniface Golf Club
View the complete junior boys results >>
The 2019 junior inter-club championship was also decided during the first two rounds of the junior championship. A new format for 2019 saw teams of three compete over 36-holes. The low two scores for each day would count toward the overall club total. The team from Pine Ridge (Josh Shuster, Ryan Blair and Hayden Chaloner) took the title with a two-day score of 305 beating Breezy Bend (Braxton Kuntz, Tazio Cianflone and Jordan McDonald) who posted 311.
View the inter-club results >>
Head Coach of the University of Manitoba Bison Women’s Golf Program and Elmhurst Golf & Country Club assistant PGA of Canada professional Bri-ann Tokariwski, was recently awarded a $500 grant as part of the Sport Manitoba Women In Sport Grant Program.
Women to Watch
Working in partnership with Provincial Sport Organizations and Coaching Manitoba, Sport Manitoba provides grant awards to female coaches to assist them in further developing the skills necessary to attain a higher level of coaching or increased level of coaching experience.
“I am incredibly honoured to receive this grant and to continue to grow in my professional career,” said Bri-ann Tokariwski. “This will help offset some of the costs of going to the tee talks and national and coaching seminars in November. These two seminars, put on by the PGA of Canada, allow golf professionals from across Canada to learn about all aspects of the game from the ever changing business side to new techniques and technology for teaching and coaching. I was able to go this past year to the one in Toronto and I am very excited to be able to go back this upcoming year.”
As part of the Women in Sport Grant Program, Sport Manitoba also provides grants to female athletes, teams, officials or volunteers to assist them in enhancing their women in sport career. Annual Application Deadlines: June 15, November 15, and February 15.
About Sport Manitoba: Sport Manitoba is the leading planning, programming, and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. The primary focus of Sport Manitoba is on the development of athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers. We believe that sport is a healthy and positive tool to build strong and vibrant citizens and communities.
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