Bath, ON – An extra hot day at Loyalist Golf & Country Club added both to the golfer’s play and intensity for the final round of the 2022 Ontario Women’s Am.
The leaderboard saw a few changes over the day except for our leader, local favourite Carlee Meilleur (Loyalist Country Club), who captured the 2022 Women’s Am Championship spectacularly. Meilleur started the round today with an already impressive -6 (210), with Swetha Sathish (Hidden Lake Golf Club) in second with a -2 (214), and both Lucy Lin (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club) and Madison Barber (Landings Golf Course & Teaching Centre) tied in third.
“I had to play boring golf today,” Meilleur said when asked about her strategy to keep her first overall position. Amazingly, spectators were even more impressed by the fact that Meilleur is only 14 years old. “It’s nice to have that accomplishment being so young, knowing that I have many more years to play,” added Meilleur when asked about her winning at such a young age.
Meilleur finished the day with a fantastic 3-under (69) score and 9-under (279) on her tournament. Finishing in second was Lucy Lin (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club) with a 4-under total (284), and Erin Kim (Station Creek Golf Club) just behind in third with an even-score overall on the week (288).
Additionally, three women participating in the 2022 Ontario Women’s Am Championship will represent Ontario in The Interprovincial Competition at The Canadian Women’s Am. Kim, who placed third at the Ontario Women’s Am, Swetha Sathish (Hidden Lake Golf Club), who placed fourth and Emily McKee (RattleSnake Point Golf Club), who finished tied for fifth.
Golf Ontario would like to thank the players, staff, and volunteers for their support of the Ontario Women’s Am & Mid-Am Championship. Thank you immensely to Loyalist Golf & Country Club for hosting this wonderful competition. Lastly, a huge thanks to our sponsors and partners; Adidas, Taylor Made, Golf Talk Canada, Play Golf Myrtle Beach, Humber College, StrackaLine, HUB International, BioSteel, Golf Genius, Modern Golf, Dormie, Durham Artificial Grass, Foresight Sports Canada, Baka, Nikon, and Sport Travel. We’re always grateful for all your continued support.
About the Ontario Women’s Am & Mid Am
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 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 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).
About Golf Ontario
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