Amateur Nott Autocorp Men's Amateur Championship

Marco Trstenjak wins Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur

Golf Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB)Marco Trstenjak of the Elmhurst Golf & Country Club has won the 2020 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship.

The 8th hole at the Glendale Golf & Country Club

It was a sunny but windy day the Glendale Golf & Country Club for the final round of the 2020 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship. Rain overnight coupled with a strong west wind pushed the scoring average up to 80.76, almost a full three strokes higher than the previous day of 78.05. Despite the conditions, it did not bother the steady play of Trstenjak.

Trstenjak started the day in a tie for the lead at 2-under par with 2020 Manitoba Junior Men’s runner-up, Braxton Kuntz of the Breezy Bend Country Club. Trstenjak would not give up the top spot throughout the entire last round while on his way to an even par round of 72. Trstenjak, the only player to break par for the 72-hole event, played a steady final round that included 3 bogeys matched by 3 birdies that were good enough for a 3-shot win. Kuntz started off slow by going out with a 2-over par opening nine of 37 and continued to falter on the back to finish with an 81 and in a tie for fourth spot overall. 2020 Junior Men’s Champion Neel Soni of the St. Charles Country Club was the only competitor to make a move against Trstenjak’s lead finishing with a 1-under par round of 71. Soni was the only player to break par in the final round on the wind-stricken Glendale Golf & Country Club track that helped propel him into a solo second finish. Defending champion Colwyn Abgrall of the Southwood Golf & Country Club continued his steady play posting a 1-over par round of 73, moving him into the medals with a third place finish.

It is the first men’s amateur title for Marco Trstenjak.

Final Leaderboard >>

Golf Manitoba would like to sincerely thank Trevor Nott and Nott Autocorp for their continued support as the title sponsor of this event!

Golf Manitoba also wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the membership, management and staff at both our host clubs who really helped to make this event a major success!  Thank you to PGA of Canada head professional Geoff Kehler and his team at the Minnewasta Golf & Country Club. Thank you also to PGA of Canada professional and general manager James Chapman and his team at the Glendale Golf & Country Club. We could not have done this without the skill, patience and support of all those involved at our host clubs. Thank you!

Special thanks also to Golf Manitoba performance partners Eric Johnson of TaylorMade Golf Canada and Paige Lawrence of adidas golf Canada for their support of our provincial championships.

And last but not least, thank you to all the competitors for your support and your fine play this past week!!!

 

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Recap: Round three of the 2020 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship

Golf Manitoba (Morden, MB) – It was moving day at the Glendale Golf & Country Club for the third round of the 2020 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship. Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend Country Club and Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club will head into Sunday’s fourth and final round tied for the lead at 2-under par 214 shooting 76 and 73 respectively. In third place is Justin McDonald of Breezy Bend at 1-under par for the event after shooting a 1-over 73. Defending champion Colwyn Abgrall of the Southwood Golf & Country Club and Curtis Markusson of St. Charles Country Club are tied at 4th at 1-over par at 217. Markusson’s move into fourth place was aided by a 2-under par round of 70 that also included an ace on the 9th hole.

The move of the day goes to Connor Stewart of the Southwood Golf & Country Club who started the day at 8-over par and 14 shots back of the lead. Stewart carded a 4-under par round of 68 that included a back nine score of 32 to move him within just 6 shots of the lead and in a tie for the 8th place.

Other notables near the top include 2020 Mid-Amateur Champion Allan McDonald of Breezy Bend shooting 71 to put him in a tie for 11th at 221. 2020 Junior Men’s Champion Neel Soni of St. Charles Country Club posted 73 to move into a tie for 6th. And 2019 Men’s Amateur Champion runner-up Austin Dobrescu of the Shilo Country Club shot a 1-under par round of 71 to move him 6 shots back of the lead and also into a tie for 6th place.

Round three scores >>

The final round will start will start tomorrow at 12pm.

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Braxton Kuntz leads after 36-holes in the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship

Golf Manitoba (Morden, MB) – Round two of the 2020 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship was finally completed early Saturday morning at the Minnewasta Golf & Country Club. Round 2 was called late Friday afternoon due to darkness with 8 groups still on the course.  After 36-holes, Braxton Kuntz of the Breezy Bend Country Club holds a 3-shot lead after posting a 4-under par round of 68 for a 36-hole total of 4-under par 138. In a tie for second place is Justin McDonald of Breezy Bend and Marco Trystenjak of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club on rounds of 71 and 68 respectively and good for a 36-hole total of 3-under par 141. Defending champion Colwyn Abgrall of Southwood Golf & Country Club sits in a tie for 6th at even par 144.

Final round 2 scores >>

The cutline was +17 and the top 60 now move on to Glendale Golf & Country Club for round three later today with tee times beginning at 2pm.

 

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Recap: Round two of the 2020 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship

Golf Manitoba (Morden, MB) – Round two of the 2020 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship was suspended due to darkness. Those players still on the course will return to Minnewasta Golf & Country Club to complete round two starting at 7:45am on Saturday, July 18. Upon completion of round two, the field will then be reduced to the top 60 and ties and those within 10 shots of the lead.

Round two scores >>

Round three is schedule to go at 2pm on Saturday, July 18 at the Glendale Golf & Country Club.

 

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Recap: Round one of the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship

Minnewasta Golf & Country Club

Golf Manitoba (Morden, MB) – Round one of the 2020 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship is in the books. Leading the way after the opening 18-holes is 2019 Mid-Amateur Champion Eric Johnson of Breezy Bend and 2020 runner up at the Junior Men’s Championship, Braxton Kuntz, also of Breezy Bend. Both Johnson and Kuntz posted 2-under par rounds of 70 on a sunny but windy day on the Minnewasta Golf & Country Club layout. Lurking just one shot behind is 2018 Amateur Champion Justin McDonald of Breezy Bend and Ryan Terdik of the Pine Ridge Golf Club, both who shot rounds of 1-unde par 71. Tied for 5th is 2020 Mid-Amateur Champion Allan McDonald of Breezy Bend who shot an even par round of 72.

Defending champion Colwyn Abgrall of the Southwood Golf & Country Club opened with a solid round of 1-over par 73 good enough for a tie for 8th spot.

First Round leaderboard >>

Round two is scheduled for tomorrow with an 8am start.  After tomorrow’s round, the field will be reduced to the low 60 and ties and those within 10 shots of the lead and will move to the Glendale Golf & Country Club for the final 36-holes of play.  New for 2020, the Men’s Amateur Championship will conclude on a Sunday.

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Preview: 2020 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship

Glendale Golf & Country Club

Golf Manitoba (Winnipeg) – The 2020 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship is set to go July 16-19 and will be co-hosted by the Minnewasta Golf & Country Club and the Glendale Golf & Country Club.  New for 2020, this event will conclude on a Sunday for a weekend finish.

MEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

Colwyn Abgrall

Dates: July 16-19
Course(s): Minnewasta Golf & Country Club | Glendale Golf & Country Club
Yards/Par: 6,646 yards/72 | 6,728 yards/par 72
Field: 120 (full field)
2019 Champion: Colwyn Abgrall, Southwood Golf & Country Club
2019 Runner-up: Austin Dobrescu, Shilo Country Club
Format: 72 holes of stroke play, field cut to low 60 and ties after 36-holes
Awards/Placing: Prizes will be awarded to the 1-5 lowest competitors.

First Round Tee Times >>

LOOKING BACK

In a rematch of sorts, Colwyn Abgrall of Southwood Golf & Country Club claimed the 2019 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship at the Quarry Oaks Golf Course. After three rounds of 71-71-72, Abgrall found himself in the final group with first round leader and 2019 Match Play Champion Austin Dobrescu who plays out of the Shilo Country Club. The two were no strangers to one another as they met earlier in 2019 in the Match Play Championship Final. But for Abgrall, the outcome was in his favour this time around. Dobrescu made things interesting with a birdie on the 70th hole to tie for the lead at 1-under, however Abgrall made birdie on the 72nd hole to post a final round even-par score of 72 for four-day total of 286 and a two shot victory over Dobrescu; Abgrall was the only player to score under par for the championship.

2019 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship leaderboard >>

HISTORY

Past Champions:

Year Player Club Score Venue
2019 Colwyn Abgrall Southwood 286 Quarry Oaks
2018 Justin McDonald Breezy Bend 285 Quarry Oaks/Glendale
2017 Travis Fredborg Pine Ridge 280 Selkirk/Elmhurst
2016 Devon Schade Elmhurst 282 Minnewasta
2015 Devon Schade Elmhurst 281 Bridges
2014 Todd Fanning Niakwa 278 Niakwa
2013 Derek East St. Charles 275 Neepawa
2012 Josh Wytinck Pine Ridge 289 Glendale
2011 Jesse Skelton Breezy Bend 270 Portage
2010 Peter More Breezy Bend 279 Breezy Bend

Complete past champions directory >>

FAST FACTS

Minnewasta Golf & Country Club

ABOUT THE COURSE

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Canadian Men's Amateur Championship Elmhurst Invitational Golf Canada Match Play Championship Nott Autocorp Men's Amateur Championship Players Cup Willingdon Cup

Austin Dobrescu finishes T31st in Canadian Men’s Amateur

Tsawwassen, BC – 03 August 2018 – Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen, BC. (Chuck Russell/Golf Canada)

Austin Dobrescu of Shilo Country Club continued his hot play this season with a T31 finish at the Golf Canada Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship that was played August 5-8 at the Glen Arbour Golf Course and The Links at Brunello in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia. Dobrescu, a member of Team Manitoba that finished 5th in the Willingdon Cup inter-provincial team championship, was the lone Manitoban to make the cut in this year’s event shooting rounds of 76-74-72-71 for a 293 total. Equally impressive in his feat, Dobrescu was in a tie for 11th for Canadians who made the cut in what has now become a top international event on the world amateur golf circuit.

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Adding to his impressive finish at the Canadian Amateur, Dobrescu, who plays collegiate golf for the Chicago State NCAA Division I Cougars, started the season with a win at the Golf Manitoba Match Play Championship, finished T3rd in the Elmhurst Invitational and had a runner-up finish in the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship.

Upon his return to Manitoba, Dobrescu will have little time to rest as he was recently awarded a sponsor’s exemption into the 2019 Players Cup, the local stop on the PGA Tour Canada Mackenzie Tour, that will take place August 12-18 at the Southwood Golf & Country Club.

 

Nott Autocorp Men's Amateur Championship Quarry Oaks Golf Course

Colwyn Abgrall wins Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship

WINNIPEG, MB – In a rematch of sorts, Colwyn Abgrall of Southwood Golf & Country Club claimed the 2019 Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship at the Quarry Oaks Golf Course.

After three rounds of 71-71-72, Abgrall found himself in the final group with first round leader and 2019 Match Play Champion Austin Dobrescu who plays out of the Shilo Country Club. The two were no strangers to one another as they met earlier this year in the Match Play Championship Final. But for Abgrall, the outcome was in his favour this time around. Dobrescu made things interesting with a birdie on the 70th hole to tie for the lead at 1-under, however Abgrall made birdie on the 72nd hole to post a final round even-par score of 72 for four-day total of 286 and a two shot victory over Dobrescu; Abgrall was the only player to score under par for the championship.

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Finishing in third place was Jordy Lutz of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club who finished seven shots behind of Abgrall on rounds of 74-74-72-73. Abgrall, Dobrescu and Lutz will now represent Golf Manitoba, the province and their homes clubs in the 2019 Willingdon Cup inter-provincial team competition that will take place at the 115th Golf Canada Men’s Amateur Championship August 5-8 at the Glen Arbour Golf Course and The Links at Brunello in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia.

August will turn out to be a busy month for Abgrall who also recently qualified to compete in the U.S. Amateur that will take place August 11-18 at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. Abgrall earned one of two spots in the championship by finishing second in the sectional qualifier held at the Fargo Country Club on July 8, 2019.