June 17, 2023
Kingston, ON – The opening day of the Ontario Women’s Match Play Championship kicked off with an exciting first day, showcasing the exceptional skills and intense competition that fans eagerly awaited. Cataraqui Golf & Country Club lived up to its name by challenging golfers whilst also rewarding their efforts. With high winds and sunny skies, players from all over the province battled each other to earn a spot in the Round of 16 in the Ontario Women’s Match Play Championship.
As we saw the day unfold the likes of Judith Kyrinis Ontario Golf Hall of Famer showed off her veteran skills and finished the day shooting 74 which landed her as the #2 seed heading into tomorrow. Judith said she got there by “old boring Judith golf, fairways greens”. Reigning Champ Raesa Sheikh qualified with an impressive score of 78 as she looks to retain her title. Our low qualifier for the day was Rozlyn Rooke of Blue Springs Golf Club with an impressive score of 72 and she will be the #1 seed for the Ontario Women’s Match Play Championship.
Day 2 of the Ontario Women’s Match Play Championship will begin at 7 a.m. with #1 seed Rozlyn Rooke taking on #16 seed Zhana Navato. Our spotlight Round of 16 matches will see Team Ontario Alumni and Kennesaw State University teammates Alessandra Nagayo and Nyah Kelly going head-to-head at 7:24 a.m. Alessandra shot 75 earning her the #5 seed, and teammate Nyah shot 78 earning her the #12 seed. We are in for another exciting day of golf tomorrow.
About the Ontario Women’s Match Play Championship
The Ontario Women’s Match Play Championship was first played in 1975 and has several notable past champions including World, Canadian and Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member Marlene Stewart Streit, six-time champion Mary Ann Hayward, Terrill Samuel, and Heather Kuzmich.
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,
Connor Doyle, Tournament Director
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