June 18, 2023
Kingston, ON – The Round of 16 kicked off Day 2 of the Ontario Women’s Match Play Championship in what was a beautiful day at Cataraqui Golf and Country Club The day featured dominant victories, clutch putts and multiple playoffs to decide matches. A day which began with 16 competitors ends with only four moving on to tomorrow’s Semi-Finals.
The Round of 16 saw reigning champion Raesa Sheikh (Golf Club Canada – Ontario) win her match convincingly at 6 & 5, while Judith Kyrinis (Granite Golf Club) put together a hall-of-fame performance and won her match 7 & 6. Isabella Portokalis (Sunningdale Golf & Country Club) defeated Lexi McKay (King Valley Golf Club) in a very close match in 21 holes. Alexandra Taylor (Cherry Hill Golf Club) and Myranda Quinton (Blue Springs Golf Club) went back and forth, each hitting many clutch shots during their match. Alexandra Taylor fell short in her playoff to Myranda Quinton who hit a fantastic putt on 19 to keep the playoff alive and went on to win their match on hole 20.
Going into the quarter-finals Raesa Sheikh (Golf Club Canada – Ontario) & Judith Kyrinis (Granite Golf Club) continued their dominance both claiming their spot in the semi-finals with a 5 & 3 victory. Nyah Kelly (Kawartha Golf Club) won in convincing fashion with a 5 & 3 victory of her own claiming her spot in the semi-finals. Myranda Quinton (Blue Springs Golf Club) started off slow in her match but battled back strong to win her match against Aryn Matthews (Bigwin Island Golf Club) 2 & 1.
The Semi-Finals start tomorrow at 8:00 am with Raesa Sheikh (Golf Canada Club – Ontario) taking on Nyah Kelly (Kawartha Golf Club) in what will be a very competitive match as they each look to punch their ticket in the Finals. Our 2nd Semi-Final match will see Judith Kyrinis (Granite Golf Club) taking on Myranda Quinton (Blue Springs Golf Club), both coming off strong performances today and looking to claim their finals spots as well. The finals are set to take place in the afternoon at 12:30 pm. For media coverage of the Ontario Women’s Match Play Championship, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook page to view our photo albums. To follow along with the leaderboard, visit our Golf Genius Page
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.
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Greg Mitchell, Coordinator; Brand, Communications & Marketing Golf Ontario,
Connor Doyle, Tournament Director
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