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Lafleche & Perrin win Diamond Athletic Women’s Amateur & Men’s Mid-Amateur Championships

Jeri Lafleche of Clear Lake Golf Course made an eagle on the par four, 17th hole from 152 yards to secure the Diamond Athletic Women’s Amateur Championship at Pine Ridge Golf Club.

Carding a final round of three over par 75, Lafleche finished four strokes better than Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Cala Korman to win this championship for the second straight year.

Marissa Naylor of Niakwa Country Club won the Mid-Amateur Championship by two strokes over Charmaine Hayden of Breezy Bend Country Club.

For the complete Manitoba Blue Cross Women’s leaderboard, click here.

Patrick Perrin of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club won the Diamond Athletic Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship by a single stroke over Shilo Country Club’s Drew Jones.

Both players carded a four over par 76 in the their final round.

Curtis Markusson of St. Charles Country Club earned a two stroke victory over Niakwa’s Todd Fanning to win the Mid-Masters Championship.

For the complete Manitoba Blue Cross Men’s leaderboard, click here.

We appreciate the time and effort of the host club, Pine Ridge Golf Club led by General Manager Jason Ludke, Superintendent Derrick Chlopecki, Head Professional Shane Dick, staff, club members and volunteers for their warm welcome.

Golf Manitoba would like to thank our Official Performance Partners:

adidas Golf Canada – Paige Lawrence, Territory Manager

Manitoba Blue Cross

Taylormade Canada – Eric Johnson Sales & Marketing Territory Manager

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Perrin and Lafleche sit atop of the leaderboard through 36 holes at Pine Ridge Golf Club

Patrick Perrin of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club took centre stage Tuesday during the second round of the Diamond Athletic Men’s Mid-Amateur at Pine Ridge Golf Club.

Perrin made consecutive birdies on the second, third and fourth holes to spark a 35 front then birdied three of the final four holes en route to a 69, giving him a one stroke lead over Shilo Country Club’s Drew Jones entering Wednesday’s final round.

Jones shot a 72 Tuesday.

Todd Fanning of Niakwa Country Club and Curtis Markusson of St. Charles Country Club both shot 72’s and are tied atop of the Mid-Masters Championship leaderboard at 150, three strokes better than Niakwa’s Jay Doyle.

For the complete Manitoba Blue Cross Men’s leaderboard, click here.

For Wednesday’s final round tee times, click here.

Jeri Lafleche of Clear Lake Golf Course has a one stroke lead over Charmaine Hayden of Breezy Bend Country Club in the Diamond Athletic Women’s Amateur.

Lafleche shot a 77 for a two round 156 total while Hayden carded a 79 to sit at 158.

Hayden leads the Mid-Amateur Championship by five strokes over Niakwa’s Marissa Naylor.

For the complete Manitoba Blue Cross Women’s leaderboard, click here.

For Wednesday’s final round tee times, click here.

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Terdik uses local knowledge to open Diamond Athletic Men’s Mid-Amateur & Women’s Amateur Championships

On a windy and challenging day at Pine Ridge Golf Club, Ryan Terdik shot a one over par 73 to card the low round on day one of the Diamond Athletic Men’s Mid-Amateur & Women’s Amateur Championships.

Terdik, a Pine Ridge member, opened with a birdies on the first and third holes en route to a one stroke lead over Drew Jones of Shilo Country Club and Southwood Golf & Country Club’s Marshall Cox.

Elmhurst Golf & Country Club’s Scott Mazur and Jack Werhun round out the top five on the Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard at three over par 75.

Cox leads the Mid-Masters Championship by two strokes over Niakwa Country Club’s Jay Doyle and Brad Moore of the host club.

Golf Manitoba would also like to congratulate Daniel King of Breezy Bend Country Club for acing the 16th hole.

For the complete Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard, click here.

For Tuesday’s second round tee times, click here.

Breezy Bend’s Charmaine Hayden and defending champion Jeri Lafleche of Clear Lake Golf Course share the lead in the Women’s Amateur at seven over par 79.

They have a two stroke lead on Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Crystal Zamzow (Team Manitoba) and Addison Kartusch (Team Manitoba / St. Charles Country Club).

Hayden leads the Mid-Amateur Championship by three strokes over Marissa Naylor of Niakwa Country Club.

For the complete Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard, click here.

For Tuesday’s second round tee times, click here.

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Pine Ridge to host Diamond Athletic Men’s Mid-Amateur & Women’s Amateur Championships

A big week is set for Pine Ridge Golf Club as the 2023 Diamond Athletic Men’s Mid-Amateur and Women’s Amateur Championships tee off Monday.

82 competitors are in the Men’s Mid-Amateur starting at 7:00am. There will be a new champion as Ryan Sholdice of Breezy Bend Country Club is not taking part.

For the opening round tee times, click here.

For the Diamond Athletic Men’s Mid-Amateur live leaderboard presented by Manitoba Blue Cross, click here.

Defending champion Jeri Lafleche of Clear Lake Golf Club is back to defend her title as one of 26 in the field for the Women’s Amateur.

For the opening round tee times, click here.

For the Diamond Athletic Women’s Amateur live leaderboard presented by Manitoba Blue Cross, click here.

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NOW OPEN – Registration for 2023 Championships

General registration for most Golf Manitoba championships is now open.

To be eligible to compete in all Golf Manitoba competitions, players must be an active Golf Manitoba/Canada member and must also hold a current Golf Canada Handicap Index.

Players who do not have an active Golf Manitoba/Canada membership through a member club or league can click HERE to learn more and join.

The championship registration process is easier, less time consuming and accessible through Golf Canada’s Score Centre.

To enter all Golf Manitoba events, you must first log into your Golf Canada Score Centre profile using a web browser and select the competitions tab found under the user menu on the top right-hand side of the web page.

Registration is open for the following:

Registration for our final six championships will be announced at a later date.

Please note that personal Golf Genius accounts that are active at the club level will not permit you to register for any Golf Manitoba Championship. 

New for 2023, entry deadlines for most events will now close 14 days prior to the start of the championship.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please do not hesitate to contact Amy at amy@golfmb.ca.

You can view the 2023 championship schedule and register HERE.

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Golf Manitoba announces 2021 Amateur Golfer of the Year Finalists

November 10, 2021 – Golf Manitoba is pleased to announce the Selection Committee has chosen their finalists for the 2021 Female and Male Amateur Golfer of the Year Award.  This year’s female and male award winners, along with our Volunteer of the Year, will be announced virtually on the official Golf Manitoba website (golfmb.ca) as well as the official Golf Manitoba Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages on Wednesday, November 17 at 3pm CST.

The finalists for the 2021 Female Amateur Golfer of the Year are Hannah Diamond (St. Charles Country Club), Rhonda Orr (Southwood Golf & Country Club) and Bobbi Uhl (Shilo Country Club).

Hannah Diamond started the 2021 competitive season with a third place finish in the Diamond Athletic Women’s Amateur Championship and placed second in the Mid-Amateur flight. Diamond then went on to play in the 2021 Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship where she cracked the top 10 with an eighth place finish.  The St. Charles Country Club member finished the competitive season by making it the round of eight in the Manitoba Women’s Match Play Championship.

Rhonda Orr began her season with a second place finish at the Women’s City & District Championship.  She then went on to finish second at the Diamond Athletic Women’s Amateur and won the mid-amateur flight.  Orr capped off her provincial competitive season with a win at the Hodson Financial Women’s Senior Championship, her eighth senior title in nine years.  Orr then added a seventh place finish at Canadian Women’s Senior Championship.

Bobbi Uhl had a flawless 2021 provincial competitive season.  She started with a win at the Women’s City & District Championship, her first ever title in the event.  She carried that momentum going on to capture the Diamond Athletic Women’s Amateur Championship.  It was the first provincial women’s amateur title for Uhl and her second straight tournament victory. With the amateur win, Uhl has now won every single Golf Manitoba major women’s event including the Junior Girls, City & District, Match Play and Amateur championships.

Three golfers received honourable mention for their play in 2021.  They include Addison Kartusch of St. Charles Country Club (eighth in the Women’s Amateur and winner of the Women’s Match Play Championship), Cala Korman, Golf Manitoba Public Player (seventh in the City & District Championship, tied for fourth in the Girls Junior Championship, ninth in the Women’s Amateur, T57 in the Canadian Junior Girls Championship and runner-up in the Match Play Championship), and Clara Peake, Golf Manitoba Public Player (Junior Girls Champion, 10th in the Women’s Amateur and T68 in the Canadian Junior Girls Championship).

The finalists for the 2021 Male Amateur Golfer of the Year are Todd Fanning  (Niakwa Country Club)  Braxton Kuntz (Breezy Bend Country Club) and Ryan Sholdice (Breezy Bend Country Club).

Todd Fanning took home a pair of wins on his home course, Niakwa Country Club, at the Diamond Athletic Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.  He took top spot in the overall championship four shots clear of the runner up and top honours in the Mid-Masters division (40 and over age division) eight shots clear of second.  The double win was the second time Fanning took home double gold in the Mid-Amateur Championship dating back to his victories in 2017.

Braxton Kuntz was a perfect 2-0 in provincial competition in 2021. He led wire-to-wire at the Junior Boys Championship shooting a three-day total of 219 and good for a three-shot victory.  He carried the momentum from his first junior boys title into the Nott Autocorp Amateur Championship where he posted an impressive 16-under par total winning his first men’s amateur title.  With the win, Kuntz set a new Men’s Amateur scoring record in relation to par and becomes only the 4th golfer in Manitoba golf history to win both the junior boys and the men’s amateur championships in the same year joining Todd Fanning, Rob McMillan and Mike Keast, who also accomplished the feat.

Ryan Sholdice was no stranger to leaderboard in 2021.  He began his competitive season with a third-place finish at the Diamond Athletic Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.  He then bested that in second place at the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur shooting a four-round total of 15-under par.  The Breezy Bend Country Club member went on to compete at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship and placed T58.

Four golfers received honourable mention for their play in 2021.  They include Ben Bandura of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club (T13 Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship and second in Mid-Masters division),  Jay Doyle of Niakwa Country Club (fifth in the Mid-Amateur Championship, 2nd in the Mid-Masters Championship, T17 in the Men’s Amateur, T19 in the Canadian Mid-Amateur and fourth in the Canadian Mid-Masters), Jordy Lutz of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club (second in the Men’s Mid-Amateur, fifth in the Men’s Amateur, T41 Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship), and Jack Werhun also of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club  (T7 Men’s Amateur, T18 Men’s Mid-Amateur, 11th Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship).

About the Golf Manitoba Amateur Golfer of the Year Award – The Manitoba Amateur Golfer of the Year award recognizes outstanding performance by Manitoba golfers in all levels of competition with the first award presented in 1975. In 2015, the award was re-established to include both a female and male category.

About Golf Manitoba – Golf Manitoba is the governing body for golf in the province of Manitoba and North West Ontario. Its mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the sport of golf for the benefit of all participants. 

For more information:

Brian Munz
Director Communications
Golf Manitoba
204-925-5729
brian@golfmb.ca