Team Manitoba has captured medals in golf at the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games that were held August 13-18 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
On the men’s side, the team of Braxton Kuntz, Noak Fiks, Adam Ingram, Carter Johnson and Trey Ross took home silver in the 54-hole team competition. Team Manitoba battled hard during the event was unable to catch Team Alberta who took the gold by a slim 7-stroke margin.
In the individual competition, Braxton Kuntz took home silver and missing out on the gold by a single shot. Kuntz did a great job of applying pressure on the last day by posting a solid round of 69. Noak Fiks finished in 5th, Trey Ross and Carter Johnson T10 and Adam Ingram finished in 13th position.
In the female event, the Manitoba team of Cala Korman, Crystal Zamsow, Armaan Dhillon, Jeri Lafleche and Sarah Farmer took home the bronze. The young Manitoba squad was unable to keep up with Team Alberta but did a great job of staying with Team Saskatchewan in the battle for second place. Despite a solid third round performance, Team Manitoba missed out on silver by a slim 5-shot margin.
Individually, Cala Korman finished alone in 6th place, Jeri Lafleche in 10th, Aramaan Dhillon in 11th and Sarah Farmer in 12th.
Both teams were led by PGA of Canada members Garth Goodbrandson (Head Coach) and Bri-ann Tokariski (Manager).
About the Western Canada Summer Games
The Western Canada Summer Games were officially launched in Regina, August 1975, in a pre-Olympic Games year, along with the decision to hold the Games every four years, one year ahead of the Olympic Games and using the same 23 summer sports disciplines.
The Western Canada Summer Games are intended to provide development opportunities for amateur athletes and to help them advance their skills in a competitive, but friendly environment. The Games also serve to broaden the exposure of talented athletes and provide a training ground for national and international level competitions. Social and cultural elements round out the sporting events for athletes.
This year, over 1,700 athletes, coaches, officials and mission staff from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut will be attending the 10 days of competition. These athletes, ages 13 – 20 years old, are our country’s next generation of national, international, Olympic and Paralympic champions.
For more information about Team Toba and Sport Manitoba’s involvement in multi-sport games, please visit the Sport Manitoba website.