Amherstburg, ON – With light showers throughout the day, round one of the 106th Ontario Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship got underway at Pointe West Golf Club. The beautiful links style course is in fantastic condition, with all players complimenting the course and its lush rolling greens.
Taking the early lead in the Women’s Amateur field is Bo Brown (Blue Springs GC) with a smooth three-under, 69 round. The Team Ontario athlete holds a one-stroke lead over players Nyah Kelly (Lindsay G&CC) and teammate Ella Weber (Rattlesnake GC), who are both tied for second. The Women’s Mid-Amateur field is led by Golf Ontario’s own Alexandra Taylor (Cherry Hill Club), who fired some clutch shots today to leave her with a score of 73 and a fifth-place position in the Amateur field. A tie for second also exists for the Mid-Am, with Stefi Markovich (Lookout Point CC) and Terrill Samuel (Weston G&CC) just three-strokes back (76).
For the stacked field of competitors, round two (of four) will be crucial as players look to make a move on the leaderboard. A cut to the low 48 plus ties in the Amateur field will be taking place following tomorrow’s round, which gets underway at 7:30 a.m.. The 2021 Ontario Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion will be crowned following round three on Wednesday.
Round two action will tee off at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, with tee times running till 12:38 p.m.. For qualifying, pin locations, tee times, and leaderboard information, check out our Golf Genius webpage here.
About the Ontario Women’s Am & Mid Am 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. The event features the best female golfers from across Ontario in a 72-hole stroke play format.
The Women’s Amateur has produced a rich history of champions throughout the tournaments 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 Team Canada standout 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 event is contested annually in a 54-hole competition. Other notable past champions of the event include 2012 Canadian Senior Women’s Champion Terrill Samuel (1991, 2000 and 2010), Casey Ward (2015) and Golf Ontario Hall of Fame members Gayle Borthwick Hitchens (1992, 1993), and Judith Kyrinis (2017).
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Key Provincial Competitions Protocols/Restrictions (as of July 21st, **subject to change)
- At all times, and in all places, 2-metre physical distancing should be respected.
- Coaches and spectators are permitted at Golf Ontario Championships and Qualifiers with capacity limits. Spectators must check in at registration, complete a wellness check and pick up accreditation before being allowed on the course.
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