Inside Golf Manitoba Match Play Championship Media Release

Trstenjak, Oliphant & Naylor win Manitoba Match Play Championships presented by St. Vital Dental Centre

Marco Trstenjak, Rob Oliphant and Marissa Naylor are the 2022 Manitoba Match Play Champions presented by St. Vital Dental Centre following Sunday’s Final matches at the Quarry Oaks Golf Course.

Marco Trstenjak – Elmhurst Golf & Country Club

Trstenjak, of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, won the Men’s Championship with a 2&1 victory over Joe Scharf of Whitewater Golf Club. Trstenjak was the #1 seed entering play after being the low qualifier at Carman Golf & Curling Club.

To see the Manitoba Blue Cross complete Men’s Division bracket, click here.

Rob Oliphant of Rossmere Country Club

Oliphant, of Rossmere Country Club, defeated Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member David Klowak 7&6 to win the Senior Men’s Final. Jay Doyle of Niakwa Country Club was the Senior Men’s Medalist.

To see the Manitoba Blue Cross complete Senior Men’s Division bracket, click here.

Marissa Naylor – Niakwa Country Club

Naylor, playing out of Niakwa, earned a 4&3 victory in the Women’s Final over Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Clara Peake. Addison Kartusch of St. Charles Country Club was the Women’s Medalist.

To see the Manitoba Blue Cross complete Women’s Division bracket, click here.

As our championship season continues, Golf Manitoba would like to acknowledge our Official Performance Partners:

adidas Golf Canada – Paige Lawrence, Territory Manager

Taylormade Canada – Eric Johnson, Sales & Marketing Territory Manager

We appreciate the time and effort of the host club, Quarry Oaks Golf Course, led by Head Professional Darren Hayden, Course Superintendent Wilf Peters, their staff, club members and volunteers for their warm welcome.

New and exclusive Golf Manitoba coverage, presented by Manitoba Blue Cross, is available by following us on TwitterFacebookInstagram and online at www.golfmb.ca.

Inside Golf Manitoba Match Play Championship Media Release

Semi Finals are set for Manitoba Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre

#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.

To see the Manitoba Blue Cross complete Men’s Division bracket, click here.

David Klowak – Golf Manitoba Public Players Club

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.

To see the Manitoba Blue Cross complete Senior Men’s Division bracket, click here.

Addison Kartusch – St. Charles Country Club

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.

To see the Manitoba Blue Cross complete Women’s Division bracket, click here.

Inside Golf Manitoba Match Play Championship Media Release

RECAP: Day 2 of the Manitoba Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre

It was a fantastic Friday at Quarry Oaks Golf Course as the Men’s Division continued and the Senior Men’s Division opened their portion of the Manitoba Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre.

In the Senior Men’s bracket, #1 seed Jay Doyle of Niakwa Country Club was upset 1up by Brad Moore of Pine Ridge Golf Club.

Defending Champion Lorne Duncan of Rossmere Country Club, entered this year as the #15 seed, knocked off #2 seed Jack Zacharias of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club.

To see the Manitoba Blue Cross complete Senior Men’s Division bracket, click here.

Top seed Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst advanced in the second round of Men’s Division play with a 3&2 victory over Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member William Hudson. Trstenjak will face Evan Nachtigall of Wheat City Golf Course, who eliminated Keaton Jameson, a Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member 3&2.

To see the Manitoba Blue Cross complete Men’s Division bracket, click here.

Saturday morning’s draw gets underway at 8:30 with the opening matches in Women’s play.

To see the Manitoba Blue Cross complete Women’s Division bracket, click here.

Inside Golf Manitoba Match Play Championship Media Release

RECAP: Day 1 of the Manitoba Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre

The field of 32 golfers in the Men’s Division of the Manitoba Match Play Golf Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre is down to 16 following Thursday’s play at Quarry Oaks Golf Course.

Only two of the top 5 seeds won their opening match, #1 seed Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club and 3rd seeded Joe Scharf of Whitewater Golf Club.

Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club
Keaton Jameson of Shilo Country Club

To see the Manitoba Blue Cross complete Men’s Division bracket, click here.

Friday’s play tees off at 1:00 with the second round of Men’s Division play and the start to the Senior Men’s Championship.

The Women’s Division gets underway Saturday morning.

Inside Golf Manitoba Match Play Championship Media Release

64 set for Quarry Oaks

The field is set as four days of competition gets underway Thursday afternoon as the Manitoba Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre tees off at Quarry Oaks Golf Course.

Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club enters play in the Men’s Division as the #1 seed and will open at 2:00 against Niakwa Country Club’s Trent Robertson.

For the Men’s bracket, click here.

In the Senior Men’s division starting Friday, Jay Doyle of Niakwa Country Club is the top seed going into his match versus Brad Moore of Pine Ridge Golf Club. 2021 Champion Lorne Duncan of Rossmere Country Club will open against #2 seed Jack Zacharias of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club.

For the Senior Men’s bracket, click here.

Defending Champion Addison Kartusch of St. Charles Country Club is the top seed and will open the Ladies bracket Saturday morning against Jenna King of Niakwa Country Club.

For the Women’s bracket, click here.

Throughout the season, our 2022 Golf Manitoba Championship Leaderboard is presented by Manitoba Blue Cross.

Inside Golf Manitoba Match Play Championship Media Release

Trstenjak, Doyle and Kartusch are the #1 seeds going into the 2022 Manitoba Match Play Championship

A 3 under par 68 by Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club was the low round of the day at the Carman Golf & Curling Club during the Manitoba Match Play Championship Qualifier presented by St. Vital Dental Centre.

Trstenjak earns the #1 seed in the 32 man bracket for the Match Play Championship scheduled for Thursday, June 2nd to Sunday, June 5th at Quarry Oaks Golf Course. Adam Guenther, also of Elmhurst, was next at even par 71.

In the Senior Men’s division, Jay Doyle of Niakwa Country Club made four birdies shooting a 1 over par 72. Doyle earns the #1 seed by a single stroke over Jack Zacharias of Elmhurst. 2021 Champion Lorne Duncan of Rossmere Country Club earned the 15th seed having a chance to defend his title.

Defending Champion Addison Kartusch of St. Charles Country Club had the low round in the Women’s division at 5 over par 76 edging Marissa Naylor of Niakwa by one stroke.

For the complete leaderboard, click here.

The 2022 Manitoba Match Play Championship Leaderboard is presented by Manitoba Blue Cross.

Inside Golf Manitoba Match Play Championship Media Release

Match Play Qualifier tees off Saturday at Carman Golf & Curling Club

The 2022 Golf Manitoba Championship calendar tees off Saturday morning at the Carman Golf & Curling Club as 106 competitors will take part in the Manitoba Match Play Championship Qualifier presented by St. Vital Dental Centre.

They are vying for a spot in the bracket of 32 Men, 16 Women and 16 Senior Men.

There will be a new Men’s Champion as Lyle Mackenzie of Niakwa Country Club is not returning.

Addison Kartusch of St. Charles Country Club (pictured) and Niakwa’s Lorne Duncan are back to defending their respective titles.

For Saturday’s tee times, click here.

The Manitoba Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre will be played June 2nd to 5th at Quarry Oaks Golf Course in Steinbach.

As our 2022 championship season begins, Golf Manitoba would like to welcome back our Official Performance Partners:

adidas Golf Canada – Paige Lawrence, Territory Manager

Taylormade Canada – Eric Johnson, Sales & Marketing Territory Manager

Stay connected on the course by following Golf Manitoba’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts for live coverage.

Championship Schedule Inside Golf Manitoba Match Play Championship

Match Play Qualifier & Championship Matches moved to August

Golf Manitoba, in association with the Grand Pines Golf Course, announced today the 2021 Match Play Qualifier will be moved to Sunday, August 22nd followed by the Match Play Championship being played Monday, August 23rd to Thursday, August 26th.

“Due to the current health conditions in our province and the overwhelming interest by the number of golfers who want to play in our event, we are delaying until it is safe to do so” said Golf Manitoba Executive Director Jared Ladobruk. 

“We are excited to host this great event at our course, however we agree that a date later in this season is a better alternative at this time.  Our course is in tremendous shape already and welcome everyone to play here this season” added Grand Pines Golf Course General Manager and Head Professional Ivan Koop.

Golf Manitoba will continue to evaluate provincial health and travel restrictions related to COVID-19 to make informed and responsible decisions related to our 2021 championship schedule.

The safety and well-being of our championship competitors, tournament staff and volunteers along with corporate partners and our host community at large is paramount to Golf Manitoba.

For more information, contact:

Brian Munz
Director of Communications
Golf Manitoba
Phone: (204) 899-1092
Email: brian@golfmb.ca

Amateur Match Play Championship

Uhl, Lechman and Dobrescu take Match Play Titles

The 2020 Match Play Championship concluded on Sunday, June 21 at the historic St. Charles Country Club.  After a cool and cloudy day, the skies opened up just enough for the trophy presentation for the first official event on the Golf Manitoba championship schedule.

In the amateur women’s division final, it was a rematch from the 2019 final with Bobbi Uhl of Shilo Country Club taking on Hannah Diamond of St. Charles Country Club. It was Uhl’s turn to hoist the trophy with a 5 & 4 win preventing Diamond from taking her third straight match play championship. It was the first match play victory for Uhl who plays collegiate golf for Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

In the senior men’s division, Southwood Golf & Country Club’s Gordon Hudson squared off against Carl Lechman of Elmhurst in the 18-hole final. Lechman had his irons dialed in all day defeating Hudson on the 13th hole for a 6 & 5 victory. It was the first senior match play title for Lechman who also won the amateur men’s division back in 1990.

On the amateur men’s side, Austin Dobrescu, the number 2 seed heading into the championship matches, faced off against number 17 seed Jack Werhun of the Elmhurst Golf & Country Club. After a back-and-forth match, Dobrescu closed out the day on the 34th hole with a 4 & 2 victory good for his second straight match play title.

Final results >>

Golf Manitoba would like to express our sincere thanks to our 2020 Match Play Championship hosts for providing exceptional venues for this year competition.  Special thanks to the membership and staff of Winkler Centennial Golf Club and Greg Hesom, PGA of Canada Head Professional and General Manager. Thank you also to the membership and staff of St. Charles Country Club and PGA of Canada Head Professional, Cory Kartusch, General Manager, Cameron Gray and Head Superintendent, Braydon Gilbert.

Amateur Match Play Championship

Semi-Finals set for 2020 Match Play Championship

The semi-final matches are now set for the 2020 Match Play Championships. After quarter final action on Sunday, June 14, Austin Dobrescu of the Shilo Country Club in the men’s division, Hannah Diamond of St. Charles Country Club in the women’s division and Garth Collings of Breezy Bend Country Club in the senior men’s division will all move on to defend their 2019 titles in the next round that will take place on Saturday, June 20.

Full quarter final results >>