Collings & Povoledo lead after Round 1 of the Hodson Financial Women’s & Men’s Senior Championship
A bogey free round of one under par 71 has Breezy Bend Country Club’s Garth Collings atop of the leaderboard after the opening round of the Hodson Financial Women’s & Men’s Senior Championship at the Steinbach Fly-In Golf Club.
Collings made 17 pars along with a birdie on the 15th hole to lead Ken Mould of St. Charles Country Club by a single stroke. Mould had two birdies and two bogeys along with 14 pars on his way to a 72. Al Briscoe of the St. Boniface Golf Club and Ike Bueckert of the host club by are two strokes off the lead.
For Men’s Senior 1st round leaderboard, click here.
In her first career Senior’s event, Southwood Golf & Country Club’s Fran Povoledo has a one stroke lead over club mate Rhonda Orr in the Women’s Senior championship. Povoledo survived three double bogeys on the front nine by carding a one under par 35 on the back for a seven over par 79.
For Women’s Senior 1st round leaderboard, click here.
For Women’s Senior 2nd round tee times, click here.
Changes to the Public Health Order announced by the Province of Manitoba
The Province of Manitoba has announced new public health orders which will be in effect as of Saturday, August 7th at 12:01 a.m.
With continued improvement in the overall COVID-19 situation, the interim public health orders only restrict the most high-risk transmission environments. Public health recommendations and guidance, rather than restrictions, will play an increasingly significant role as Manitoba prepares for a shift from pandemic to endemic COVID-19.
Guidelines specific to the golf industry include:
Masks & Physical: Masks are strongly recommended in indoor public settings
Distancing: Everyone who is not fully immunized including children under 12. At all times, a physical distance of two meters is recommended in indoor public places.
Public Health Measures: Public use items such as ball washers, bunker rakes and benches can all be put back in play on the golf course. Pins on greens can now be removed for play.
Indoor Gatherings: Indoor gatherings and events including weddings, funerals, banquets and receptions: Capacity limited to 50 people or 50% of capacity, whichever is greater. Dance floors will remain closed and close gathering and mingling are not recommended.
Outdoor Gatherings: Outdoor gatherings and events including weddings, funerals, banquets and receptions: Capacity limited to 1,500 people or 50% of capacity, whichever is lesser. Dance floors will remain closed and close gathering and mingling are not recommended.
Dining: There will be no group limits for indoor and outdoor dining, no capacity limits or separation requirements between tables and immunization cards will not be required to access services. Guests must remain seated as much as possible and patrons should maintain two-metre distance whenever they are away from their table.
Staff must ensure patrons do not congregate inside/outside restaurants or licensed premises and there is to be no socializing between tables.
Operating hours will no longer be restricted. Dance floors remain closed and sound levels must remain limited below 80-decible levels.
Retail: No capacity limits in place and patrons should maintain two-meter distance from other patrons.
Lessons & Golf Camps: No capacity limits in place and participants should maintain two-meter distance from other participants.
Please note that this public health order is in effect until Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 at 12:01 am and will be reassessed at that time in the context of vaccination rates and the province’s overall COVID-19 situation.
The public health order in place or any future orders can be found on the Province of Manitoba website by clicking here. The Province of Manitoba’s 4-3-2-One Great Summer Reopening Path can be viewed here.
96 players (24 women and 72 men) began teeing off at 8:00 this morning.
Rhonda Orr of the Southwood Golf & Country Club is vying for her sixth straight Women’s Senior championship, while Bruce North of the Carman Golf & Curling Club returns to defend his Men’s Senior championship as well.
For the Women’s Senior opening round tee times, click here.
For the Men’s Senior opening round tee times, click here.
Quebec’s William Duquette (pictured) and A.J. Ewart of British Columbia are tied atop of the leaderboard at 11 under par through two rounds of the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship in Windsor, Ontario.
Both golfers are at 131 for the tournament as Duquette shot a six under par 65 today while Ewart had a five under par 66.
Two Manitobans made the cut advancing to play in the third and fourth rounds.
Ryan Sholdice of Breezy Bend Country Club is at 145 following a one under par 70. Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club is two strokes back of Sholdice after carding a 76.
Not making the cut (+5, 147) are:
Justin McDonald (Breezy Bend Country Club) +7 75-74 Stefan Lavallee (Niakwa Country Club) +8 73-77 Neel Soni (St. Charles Country Club) +8 73-77 Drew Jones (Shilo Country Club) +13 76-79 Jacob Armstrong (St. Boniface Golf Club) +16 79-79
A.J. Ewart of Coquitlam, B.C. (pictured) opened with a six under par 65 for the clubhouse lead through the first round of the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship at the Ambassador Golf Club in Windsor, Ontario.
Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club is the top Mantioban tied for 29th on the leaderboard shooting even par 71.
Also representing our province are:
Stefan Lavallee (Niakwa Country Club) +2, 73 Neel Soni (St. Charles Country Club) +2, 73 Ryan Sholdice (Breezy Bend Country Club) +4, 75 Justin McDonald (Breezy Bend Country Club) +4, 75 Drew Jones (Shilo Country Club) +5, 76 Jacob Armstrong (St. Boniface Golf Club) +8, 79