Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation Inside Golf Manitoba Junior Women's & Men's Championships Media Release

Chuback & Kuntz share Junior Boys lead while Kartusch tops Junior Girls entering Friday’s final round at St. Charles Country Club

Grady Chuback, of the host St. Charles Country Club, shot a 2 under par 70 Thursday and is tied with first round leader Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend Country Club at 5 under par 139 going into Friday’s final round of the 100th Junior Boys Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation.

Kuntz shot even par 72 in his second round.

Braxton Kuntz – Breezy Bend Country Club

In the 17 & 18 age group, Kuntz has a five stroke lead on Elmhurst Golf & Country Club’s Ryan Blair, who had the low round Thursday at 4 under par 68.

Ryan Blair – Elmhurst Golf & Country Club

Chuback leads the 15 & 16 age group by 13 strokes over Portage Golf Club’s Carson Inman.

In the 13 & 14 age group, Hudson Hunnie has a one stroke lead over Brayden Boge of Pine Ridge Golf Club.

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Addison Kartusch – St. Charles Country Club

In the Junior Girls Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation, St. Charles’ Addison Kartusch has a five stroke lead over Crystal Zamzow of Swan River Golf & Country Club.

Both players shot a 1 over par 73 in their second round.

Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Clara Peake leads the 17 & 18 age group by two strokes over Whitewater Golf Club’s Reese Keating.

Jewel Lafleche leads the 12 & under age group.

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Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation Inside Golf Manitoba Junior Women's & Men's Championships Media Release

RESULTS | Opening round of the Junior Boys & Girls Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation

Defending Champion Braxton Kuntz, of Breezy Bend Country, made five birdies in his opening round of the 100th Junior Boys Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation.

Kuntz’s 67 was two strokes better than Brady Chuback of the host, St. Charles Country Club. Chuback also carded five birdies. They were the only two players to shoot below par.

Kuntz also leads the 17 & 18 year old age group by six strokes over Bel Acres Golf & Country Club’s Noah Fiks.

Chubak has a seven stroke lead over Kaleb Lambert of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club in the 15 & 16 age group.

Hudson Hunnie, a Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member leads the 13 & 14 age group by six strokes over Pine Ridge Golf Club’s Brayden Boge, St. Boniface Golf Club’s Ryan Tuck and Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Max Boese.

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St. Charles’ Addison Kartusch has a one stroke lead over Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Cala Korman and a two stroke advantage on Clara Peake, also a Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member, and Whitewater Golf Club’s Reese Keating in the Junior Girls Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation.

Kartusch made back to back birdies to open her round shooting a four over par 76.

Peake, who is the defending champion, and Keating share the lead in the 17 & 18 age group by 10 strokes over Armaan Dhillon of Elmhurst.

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Golf Canada Inside Golf Manitoba Junior Women's & Men's Championships Media Release

Quarry Oaks hosts Golf Canada NextGen Prairie Championship

Western Canada’s top junior golfers are in Steinbach this weekend at Quarry Oaks Golf Course taking part in the Golf Canada Next Gen Prairie Championship.

The 54 hole event features players from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Western Ontario.

As the host course, Quarry Oaks has been a busy to start the month of June with the recently completed Manitoba Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Clinic just wrapping up this past Sunday.

“It is very rewarding and exciting for our course to host these great championships, we want to be sure to put on a good show for all the competitors and give them a very positive experience of Quarry Oaks” said Quarry Oaks Head Professional Darren Hayden. “Golf Manitoba & Golf Canada have been great partners to work with on these events and enjoy the relationship we have with them. We are proud of how the events have turned out and trust that the events were received in a positive light by all involved. As a host course we hope to gain great exposure to golfers who are not familiar with the quality of our facility”.

The top 6 male competitors (including ties) will earn a spot in the upcoming Canadian Junior Boys Championship, presented by BDO, August 7-10, at Rivershore Estates & Golf Links in Kamloops, B.C. The top 6 female golfers (including ties) will also earn exemptions into this year’s Canadian Junior Girls Championship, July 25-29, at The Marshes Golf Club in Ottawa, Ont.

The starting field will feature 89 players – 67 Junior Boys and 22 Junior Girls – vying for a spot in their respective Canadian Junior Championship later this summer.

NextGen Prairie Championship tee times and leaderboard.

Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation Amateur Junior Women's & Men's Championships

Preview: 2020 Junior Women’s & Men’s Championships

Photo credit: Selkirk G & CC

Golf Manitoba (Winnipeg) – The 2020 Junior Women’s & Men’s Championships presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation are set to go July 12-14 at the Selkirk Golf & Country Club.

JUNIOR WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

Kate Gregoire

Dates: July 12-14
Course: Selkirk Golf & Country Club
Yards/Par: 6,251 yards/73
Field: 8
2019 Champion: Kate Gregoire, Quarry Oaks Golf Course
2019 Runner-up: Mikyla Albert, Golf Manitoba Public Player
Format: 54 holes of stroke play
Awards/Placing: Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd lowest competitors. Age group prizes also available.

JUNIOR MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

Jacob Armstrong

Dates: July 12-14
Course: Selkirk Golf & Country Club
Yards/Par: 6,480 yards/71
Field: 64
2019 Champion: Jacob Armstrong, St. Boniface Golf Club
2019 Runner-up: Braxton Kuntz, Breezy Bend Country Club
Format: 54 holes of stroke play
Awards/Placing: Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd lowest competitors. Age group prizes also available.

LOOKING BACK

On a rain soaked final round at Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, Kate Gregoire saved her best round for last in the 54-hole event by posting a 7-over score of 80 for a 3-day total of 248. It was good enough for a 13-shot victory over Mikyla 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.

2019 Junior Women’s Leaderboard >>

On the junior men’s side, Jacob Armstrong also saved his best for last in the four-day championship posting 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.

2019 Junior Men’s Leaderboard >>

HISTORY

The Junior Women’s Championship was first contested in 1948 and 2020 will be the 72nd playing of the event.

Past Champions:

Year Player Club Venue
2019 Kate Gregoire Quarry Oaks P. Ridge/Elmhurst
2018 Bobbi Uhl Shilo Breezy Bend/St. Charles
2017 Camryn Roadley Southwood Rossmere
2016 Bobbi Uhl Shilo Portage/Bel Acres
2015 Veronica Vetesnik Southwood Transcona/Elmhurst
2014 Veronica Vetesnik Golf MB P P C Rossmere
2013 Dana Todd St. Charles Selkirk/Elmhurst
2012 Jenna Roadley Glendale John Blumberg/St. Charles
2011 Winnie Hyun Southwood Bel Acres
2010 Jenna Roadley Glendale Teulon/Niakwa

Complete past champions directory >>

The Junior Men’s Championship was first contested in 1923 and 2020 will mark the 97th playing of the event.

Past Champions:

Year Player Club Score Venue
2019 Jacob Armstrong St. Boniface 293 Pine Ridge/Elmhurst
2018 Ryan McMillan Elmhurst 295 Breezy Bend/St. Charles
2017 Ryan McMillan Elmhurst 278 Rossmere
2016 Zach Wytinck Golf MB PPC 291 Portage/Bel Acres
2015 Wesley Hoydalo Selkirk 285 Transcona/Elmhurst
2014 Travis Fredborg Selkirk 289 Rossmere
2013 Travis Fredborg Selkirk 289 Selkirk/Elmhurst
2012 Ryan Sholdice Teulon 287 John Blumberg/St. Charles
2011 Myles Sullivan Portage 295 Bel Acres
2010 Aaron Cockerill Teulon 292 Teulon/Niakwa

Complete past champions directory >>

FAST FACTS

ABOUT THE COURSE

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