Inside Golf Manitoba Match Play Championship Media Release Team Manitoba

WATCH | Kartusch, Oliphant & Trstenjak win 2024 Match Play Championships presented by St. Vital Dental Centre

Team Manitoba member Addison Kartusch of St. Charles Country Club, Rob Oliphant of Rossmere Country Club and Elmhurst Golf & Country Club’s Marco Trstenjak opened the 2024 Golf Manitoba Championship season on a winning note Sunday in the Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre at Breezy Bend Country Club.

Kartusch earned a 6&5 victory over Jeri Lafleche of Niakwa Country Club winning the Women’s title for the second straight year and third time in the past four years.

For the Women’s division Manitoba Blue Cross bracket, click here.

For the second time in three years, Oliphant is the Senior Men’s champion following a 2&1 victory Niakwa’s Jay Doyle.

For the Senior Men’s division Manitoba Blue Cross bracket, click here.

Trstenjak is also a two time winner. The 2022 champion was 4-under par through the opening five holes going on to beat Thomas Scott of Dauphin Lake Golf Club 4&3 to win the Men’s title.

For Men’s division Manitoba Blue Cross bracket, click here.

Golf Manitoba would like to thank our title partner St. Vital Dental Centre and Dr. Terry James for their continued support of the Match Play Championship.

We would like to acknowledge our Official Performance Partners:

Manitoba Blue Cross

PUMA GOLF – Ryan Sommerfeld, Territory Manager

Taylormade Canada – Eric Johnson, Sales & Marketing Territory Manager

We appreciate the time and effort of the host club, Breezy Bend Country Club led by General Manager Cory Johnson, PGA of Manitoba Head Professional Kris Ehnes, Superintendent Craig McLeod, Director of Food and Beverage Services Jennifer McArthur, their staff, club members and volunteers for their warm welcome.

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Inside Golf Manitoba Match Play Championship Media Release Team Manitoba

Championship Sunday at the Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre

Six days of competition comes to an end Sunday morning at Breezy Bend Country Club as the Finals are set in the Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre.

In the Senior Men’s division championship, #1 seed Rob Oliphant of Rossmere Country Club tees off at 8:00 against Niakwa Country Club’s Jay Doyle who entered this week as the third seed.

For the Senior Men’s division Manitoba Blue Cross bracket, click here.

In the Men’s division championship at 8:07, #1 seed Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club plays #7 seed Thomas Scott of Dauphin Lake Golf Club.

For Men’s division Manitoba Blue Cross bracket, click here.

In the Women’s division championship at 8:15, it’s #1 seed Addison Kartusch, a Team Manitoba member from St. Charles Country Club, versus #3 seed Jeri Lafleche of Niakwa.

For the Women’s division Manitoba Blue Cross bracket, click here.

Inside Golf Manitoba Match Play Championship Media Release Team Manitoba

Semi Final Saturday at the Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre

The final four competitors in each of the Senior Men’s, Men’s and Women’s division have been determined and will tee off starting at 1:30 Saturday afternoon at Breezy Bend Country Club in the Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre.

In the Senior Men’s division, #1 seed Rob Oliphant of Rossmere Country Club takes on #5 seed Ken Warwick of Niakwa Country club while defending champion Blair Neal, the #2 seed from Rossmere, will play Niakwa’s Jay Doyle who entered this week as the third seed.

For the Senior Men’s division Manitoba Blue Cross bracket, click here.

In the Men’s division, top seed Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club tangles with #5 seed Evan Nachtigall of Shilo Country Club while a pair of players from Dauphin Lake Country Club will meet as #7 Thomas Scott goes up against #11 Eric Prokopowich.

For Men’s division Manitoba Blue Cross bracket, click here.

All four of the top seeds advanced in the Women’s division. Team Manitoba’s Addison Kartusch of St. Charles Country Club plays #4 seed Cala Korman while it’s #2 seed Charmaine Hayden of the host course versus #3 seed Jeri Lafleche of Niakwa.

For the Women’s division Manitoba Blue Cross bracket, click here.

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WATCH | Kuntz prepares for U.S. Open Final Qualifier

Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend Country Club will tee off Monday at Cherry Hill Golf Club in Ridgeway, Ontario looking to earn a spot in the 2024 U.S. Open.

Kuntz will play 36 holes on the 7,067 yard par 72 course.

For more details, click here.

Inside Golf Manitoba Match Play Championship Media Release Team Manitoba

LIVE SCORING | Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre Quarterfinals

The final 8 competitors in each of the Senior Men’s, Men’s and Women’s division are in the quarterfinals today at Breezy Bend Country Club as the Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre continues.

For the Senior Men’s division live scoring, click here.

For Men’s division live scoring, click here.

For the Women’s division live scoring, click here.

Inside Golf Manitoba Match Play Championship Media Release Team Manitoba

RECAP & WATCH | Day #3 of the Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre

Three of the top five seeds advanced to the quarterfinals in the Men’s division of the Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre at Breezy Bend Country Club.

#1 seed Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club won 2up over Justin McDonald of the host course, #4 seed Adam Ingram of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club eliminated Connor Stewart of Niakwa Country Club 5&4 while Shilo Country Club’s Evan Nachtigall beat Niakwa’s Jesse Miller 7&6.

Failing to advance were #2 seed Grady Chuback of St. Charles Country Club and #3 Terence Rafferty of Southwood Golf & Country Club. Elmhurst’s Kaleb Lambert knocked out Chuback 2&1 while Rafferty fell 5&3 to Trent Robertson of Niakwa.

Thursday is a day off for competition.

Action resumes Friday afternoon with the quarter finals in all three divisions.

For the Senior Men’s division starting at 3:00, click here.

For the Men’s division brackets starting at 3:15, click here.

For the Women’s division bracket starting at 3:30, click here.

Golf Canada Inside Golf Manitoba Media Release

Welcome Sandy Hook Golf Club

Golf Manitoba, in association with Golf Canada, is pleased to welcome Sandy Hook Golf Club as our newest member club.

Located 50 minutes north of Winnipeg between Highways 8 and 9 just north of Winnipeg Beach, this 18 hole course can be played from two sets of tee boxes ranging from 4,875 to 5,840 yards.

Sandy Hook Golf Golf also features a putting green and part time fully licensed restaurant. The pro shop offers both club and power cart rentals.

As an official Golf Manitoba / Canada member club, all rounds played at Sandy Hook Golf Club are acceptable for handicap purposes and may be recorded toward establishing or maintaining an official Golf Canada Handicap Index.

To reserve a tee time or for more information, call the proshop at (204) 389-5466 or click here for their website.

Inside Golf Manitoba Match Play Championship Match Play Championship Qualifier Media Release

Trstenjak, Kartusch & Oliphant low qualifiers for Manitoba Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre

Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club shot an 8-under par 63, one stroke off tying a course record, at Winkler Centennial Golf Club Sunday to finish with the low score of 55 Amateur Men vying for a spot in the 2024 Manitoba Match Play Championship presented by St. Vital Dental Centre.

Trstenjak’s round featured a streak of six straight birdies on holes through 10 through 15. Grady Chuback of St. Charles Country Club and Terence Rafferty of Southwood Golf & Country Club tied for second at 1-under par 70.

Team Manitoba member Addison Kartusch of St. Charles fired the Women’s low round at 1-under par 70, two strokes better than Breezy Bend Country Club‘s Charmaine Hayden.

Rossmere Country Club‘s Rob Oliphant at 1-over par 72 edged clubmate Blair Neal by a single stroke in the Senior Men’s division.

For the complete Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard, click here.

We appreciate the time and effort of the host club, Winkler Centennial Golf Club led by General Manager Colton Harder, Superintendent Tyler Street, Food & Beverage Manager Andrea Knight, their staff, club members and volunteers for their warm welcome.

Six days of Match Play competition gets underway Monday, May 27th at Breezy Bend Country Club with the Senior Men’s division.

2:30: Oliphant vs Rey / Diamond vs Smyth
2:37: Moore vs Register / Warwick vs Slobodian
2:45: Neal vs Nicholson / Berney vs Lechman
2:52: Doyle vs Burnett / Wozny vs Barakat

Competition in the Men’s bracket opens Tuesday followed by the Women on Friday.

Golf Canada Inside Golf Manitoba Media Release

Welcome Gladstone Golf & Country Club

Golf Manitoba, in association with Golf Canada, is pleased to welcome Gladstone Golf & Country Club as our newest member club.

Located 25 kilometers north of the Trans Canada Highway or four kilometers south of the Town of Gladstone along Provincial Trunk Highway 34, this nine hole course can be played from two sets of tee boxes ranging from 2,725 to 3,051 yards.

Gladstone Golf & Country Club also features a driving range, putting green and a full service restaurant. The pro shop offers club rentals, pull and power cart rentals, basic golf supplies, and apparel.

As an official Golf Manitoba / Canada member club, all rounds played at Gladstone Golf & Country Club are acceptable for handicap purposes and may be recorded toward establishing or maintaining an official Golf Canada Handicap Index.

To reserve a tee time or for more information, call the proshop at (204) 385-2998 or go online gladstonegolf.com.

Inside Golf Manitoba Media Day Media Release

PHOTO GALLERY | Media Day at Rossmere

Rossmere Country Club hosted members of the media from across the province Tuesday teeing off the 2024 Golf Manitoba season.

A few of them also had an opportunity to play with three time defending Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Champion Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend Country Club. Kuntz has returned home following his U.S. College season at Ball State University and is now preparing for the final stage of qualifying for the U.S. Open.

2024 Media Day participants:

Evan Andrew (Sport Manitoba)
Christian Aumell (CJOB)
Jason Bell (Winnipeg Free Press)
Clayton Dreger (Golden West Radio)
Thomas Friesen (Brandon Sun)
Brody Jackson (QX 104)
Jared Ladobruk (Golf Manitoba)
Mike McIntyre (Winnipeg Free Press)
Brian Munz (Golf Manitoba)
Bob Peters (Golf Manitoba)
Mike Peters (May Contain Studios)
Sandra Shibata (Golf Manitoba Photographer)
Karly Troschuk (QX 104)
Dave Wheeler (Energy 106)
Ken Wiebe (Winnipeg Free Press)

A special thank you to all of the staff at Rossmere Country Club for making the day possible as we look forward to Rossmere hosting the 2024 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship.

For the photo gallery, click here.

The 2024 Championship season gets underway Saturday morning at Winkler Centennial Golf Club in the Match Play Qualifier.

For the 2024 Golf Manitoba Championship calendar, click here.