Golf Ontario

Jasmine Ly Wins the 108th Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship

July 8, 2023
North York, ON – Amidst the return of another beautiful summer day, the exciting final round of the 108th Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship unfolded at Donalda Club. The remaining fifty-four players showcased their determination as they contended for the trophy.

A large crowd gathered around the 18th green to watch the thrilling showdown between Jasmine Ly (Golf Ontario Member) and Joline Truong (Golf Ontario Member) as the two players were tied for first place coming down the stretch. After holding the second place position after rounds 2 and 3 Jasmine Ly (Golf Ontario Member) was able to get back-to-back birdies on holes 17 and 18 to propel her to victory.

Joline Truong (Golf Ontario Member) held the leadership position for rounds 2 and 3 but came in second place after shooting a (77) with two birdies. Following Truong in third place is Erin Kim (Golf Ontario Member). Kim finished the tournament today shooting a (73), with two birdies. Ly, Truong, and Naro will represent Ontario as the Interprovincial team at the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship later this summer in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Jasmine Ly (Golf Ontario Member) graciously acknowledged the collective efforts that contributed to the seamless execution of the tournament, Ly expressed her gratitude to the volunteers for their hard work, Golf Ontario for orchestrating this event, and Donalda Club for hosting. Most importantly Ly thanked her father for being her caddy for the tournament.

Golf Ontario would like to thank the players, officials and volunteers for their support of the 108th Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship.  Also, Golf Ontario would like to thank Donalda Club board of directors, members and staff for hosting and supporting the players and championship.

Lastly, a huge thank you to all Golf Ontario sponsors; Adidas, TaylorMade, Golf Talk Canada, Play Golf Myrtle Beach, Humber College, HUB International, BioSteel, Golf Genius, Modern Golf, Dormie, Durham Artificial Grass, Foresight Sports Canada, Baka, Nikon, Solo Golf, and Tournkey. We are grateful for your continued support.

To view results and leaderboard please visit the Official Tournament Website here.

View official tournament photos here.

About the Women’s Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championship

First played in 1904, the Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship is Ontario’s oldest provincial championship and is the pinnacle of women’s golf in the province. 96 players will compete from across Ontario in a 72-hole stroke play format.

The Women’s Amateur has produced a rich history of champions throughout the tournament’s long and cherished existence. Past winners include 1968 LPGA Tour players Sandra Post (1964), Alena Sharp (1989), Jennifer Kirby (2009, 2010), Augusta James (2011), Brittany Marchand (2012), Brooke Henderson (2014), Maddie Szeryk and Brigitte Thibault (2019). World, Canadian and Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member, Marlene Stewart Streit, holds the record for the most titles with 11 (’51, ’56, ’57, ’58, ’68, ’69, ’70, ’72, ’74, ’76, and ’77).

First played in 1989, the Ontario Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship is open to female golfers aged 25 and over. In honour of her outstanding accomplishments at the Mid-Amateur level in Ontario, the trophy is rightfully named after 14-time champion Mary Ann Hayward. The Mid-Amateur championship will be awarded after 54 holes of play.. Other notable past champions of the event include 2012 Canadian Senior Women’s Champion Terrill Samuel (1991, 2000,2010, 2020), Casey Ward (2015) and Golf Ontario Hall of Fame members Gayle Borthwick Hitchens (1992, 1993), and Judith Kyrinis (2017).

About Golf Ontario

Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance, and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 500 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the most significant golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to Shaping Lives Through Golf.

For more information, please contact:

Greg Mitchell, Coordinator; Brand, Communications & Marketing Golf Ontario

Rob Watson, Tournament Director