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PREVIEW: 2020 Diamond Athletic Women’s Amateur & Men’s Mid-Amateur Championships

Golf Manitoba (Winnipeg) – The 2020 Diamond Athletic Women’s Amateur & Men’s Mid-Amateur Championships are set to go July 6-8 at the Bel Acres Golf & Country Club. These are the first two provincial championships of the 2020 Golf Manitoba event season.

WOMEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

Greer Valaquenta

Dates: July 6-8
Course: Bel Acres Golf & Country Club
Yards/Par: 5,865 yards/73
Field: 21
2019 Champion: Greer Valaquenta, Southwood Golf & Country Club
2019 Runner-up: Hannah Diamond, St. Charles Country Club
Format: 54 holes of stroke play
Awards/Placing: Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd lowest competitors.

MEN’S MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

Eric Johnson

Dates: July 6-8
Course: Bel Acres Golf & Country Club
Yards/Par: 6.975 yards/72
Field: 60
2019 Champion: Eric Johnson, Breezy Bend Country Club
2019 Runner-up: Todd Fanning, Niakwa Country Club
Format: 54 holes of stroke play
Awards/Placing: Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd lowest competitors. First place also to Mid-Masters Champion (age 40+)

LOOKING BACK

Greer Valaquenta of Southwood Golf & Country Club won the 2019 Diamond Athletic Women’s Amateur Championship. Valaquenta played steady golf over three days on rounds of 73-78-75 for a 3 shot victory over Hannah Diamond of St. Charles Country Club. Finishing in third place and just four shots back was Marissa Naylor of Pine Ridge Golf Club.

2019 Women’s Amateur Leaderboard >>

It took extra holes for Eric Johnson to win the 2019 Diamond Athletic Men’s Mid-Amateur Champion. Johnson, who plays out of Breezy Bend County Club, made a par on the first hole of a sudden death playoff to beat Todd Fanning of the Niawka Country Club. Johnson fired a final round 69 for a three day total of 208. Fanning shot a final round of 68 to also finish at 208 to earn a spot in the playoff against Johnson. Mike Tibbs of Breezy Bend finished alone in third place shooting a final day round of 72 to finish two shots back at 210.

2019 Men’s Mid-Amateur Leaderboard >>

HISTORY

The Women’s Amateur Championship was first contested in 1921 and 2020 will be the 98th playing of the event.  There was no contest in 1943 or 1944.

Past Champions:

Year Player Club Venue
2019 Greer Valaquenta Southwood Selkirk
2018 Camryn Roadley Southwood Falcon Lake
2017 Marissa Naylor Pine Ridge Bel Acres
2016 Bri – ann Tokariwski Elmhurst Breezy Bend
2015 Camryn Roadley Glendale St. Boniface
2014 Jenna Roadley Glendale St. Charles
2013 Bri – ann Tokariwski Elmhurst Minnewasta
2012 Bri – ann Tokariwski Elmhurst Meadows
2011 Jessie Choi Southwood Teulon
2010 Mindy Lichtman St. Boniface St. Boniface

Complete past champions directory >>

The Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship was first contested in 1993 and 2020 will mark the 28th playing of the event.

Past Champions:

Year Player Club Score Venue
2019 Eric Johnson Breezy Bend 208 Selkirk
2018 Justin McDonald Breezy Bend 213 Falcon Lake
2017 Todd Fanning Niakwa 219 Bel Acres
2016 Eric Johnson Brezy Bend 216 Breezy Bend
2015 Jay Doyle Niakwa 219 St. Boniface
2014 Cameron Lowdon Elmhurst 227 St. Charles
2013 Ben Bandura Selkirk 214 Minnewasta
2012 Garth Collings Breezy Bend 206 Meadows
2011 Ben Bandura Selkirk 292 Selkirk
2010 Garth Collings Breezy Bend 294 Granite Hills

Complete past champions directory >>

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ABOUT THE COURSE

More information on Bel Acres Golf & Country Club can be found here.

 

 

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