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Preview: 2020 Junior Women’s & Men’s Championships

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Golf Manitoba (Winnipeg) – The 2020 Junior Women’s & Men’s Championships presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation are set to go July 12-14 at the Selkirk Golf & Country Club.

JUNIOR WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

Kate Gregoire

Dates: July 12-14
Course: Selkirk Golf & Country Club
Yards/Par: 6,251 yards/73
Field: 8
2019 Champion: Kate Gregoire, Quarry Oaks Golf Course
2019 Runner-up: Mikyla Albert, Golf Manitoba Public Player
Format: 54 holes of stroke play
Awards/Placing: Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd lowest competitors. Age group prizes also available.

JUNIOR MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

Jacob Armstrong

Dates: July 12-14
Course: Selkirk Golf & Country Club
Yards/Par: 6,480 yards/71
Field: 64
2019 Champion: Jacob Armstrong, St. Boniface Golf Club
2019 Runner-up: Braxton Kuntz, Breezy Bend Country Club
Format: 54 holes of stroke play
Awards/Placing: Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd lowest competitors. Age group prizes also available.

LOOKING BACK

On a rain soaked final round at Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, Kate Gregoire saved her best round for last in the 54-hole event by posting a 7-over score of 80 for a 3-day total of 248. It was good enough for a 13-shot victory over Mikyla Albert who finished at 261 on rounds of 90-87-84. Finishing alone in third place was Cala Korman of Kilarney Lakeside Golf Club who finished at 267 with rounds of 87-89-91.

2019 Junior Women’s Leaderboard >>

On the junior men’s side, Jacob Armstrong also saved his best for last in the four-day championship posting a 2-under par 69 that included a string of three birdies in a row on holes 13 through 15. Armstrong, who went 5 under on his last 11 holes, moved past 54-hole leader Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend Country Club. Kuntz posted a respectable final round of 75 in very difficult conditions to finish just two back of Armstrong at 295. Finishing alone in third place was first round leader Neel Soni who plays out of St. Charles Country Club. Soni also posted a final round 75 to finish 10-shots back at 303.

2019 Junior Men’s Leaderboard >>

HISTORY

The Junior Women’s Championship was first contested in 1948 and 2020 will be the 72nd playing of the event.

Past Champions:

Year Player Club Venue
2019 Kate Gregoire Quarry Oaks P. Ridge/Elmhurst
2018 Bobbi Uhl Shilo Breezy Bend/St. Charles
2017 Camryn Roadley Southwood Rossmere
2016 Bobbi Uhl Shilo Portage/Bel Acres
2015 Veronica Vetesnik Southwood Transcona/Elmhurst
2014 Veronica Vetesnik Golf MB P P C Rossmere
2013 Dana Todd St. Charles Selkirk/Elmhurst
2012 Jenna Roadley Glendale John Blumberg/St. Charles
2011 Winnie Hyun Southwood Bel Acres
2010 Jenna Roadley Glendale Teulon/Niakwa

Complete past champions directory >>

The Junior Men’s Championship was first contested in 1923 and 2020 will mark the 97th playing of the event.

Past Champions:

Year Player Club Score Venue
2019 Jacob Armstrong St. Boniface 293 Pine Ridge/Elmhurst
2018 Ryan McMillan Elmhurst 295 Breezy Bend/St. Charles
2017 Ryan McMillan Elmhurst 278 Rossmere
2016 Zach Wytinck Golf MB PPC 291 Portage/Bel Acres
2015 Wesley Hoydalo Selkirk 285 Transcona/Elmhurst
2014 Travis Fredborg Selkirk 289 Rossmere
2013 Travis Fredborg Selkirk 289 Selkirk/Elmhurst
2012 Ryan Sholdice Teulon 287 John Blumberg/St. Charles
2011 Myles Sullivan Portage 295 Bel Acres
2010 Aaron Cockerill Teulon 292 Teulon/Niakwa

Complete past champions directory >>

FAST FACTS

  • Sponsors:
    • Event title sponsor: Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation. New for 2020, the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation was awarded title sponsorship of both the junior women’s and men’s championships in recognition of the tremendous support the Foundation has committed to junior golf in Manitoba. The resulting sponsorship has been used to help subsidize entry fees for all competitors.
    • Golf Manitoba association sponsors: TaylorMade Golf Canada, adidas Golf Canada
  • The top three players will place in the Junior Women’s Championship. The top three players will place in the Junior Men’s Championship. Age group prizes will also be available in both events.
  • Players this week will compete under the Golf Manitoba 2020 Conditions of Competition and Protocols including enhanced health and safety standards in response to COVID-19.
  • Caddies and spectators are not permitted. 
    • Exception: One parent allowed to spectate if the junior is playing in the Junior Bantam and/or the Junior Championship. Must adhere to the spectator code of conduct.
  • For media inquiries, please contact Lisa Andersen, Director of Competitions at lisa@golfmb.ca.
  • Scoring updates will be available on the Golf Manitoba Twitter and Facebook pages.
  • Leaderboards will be available on the event information webpage:

ABOUT THE COURSE

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

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