June 16, 2023
Kingston, ON – Cataraqui Golf and Country Club is gearing up to host the Ontario Women’s Match Play Championship from June 17 – 19. The field features 38 of the best female players across Ontario who are eagerly looking to claim victory in this prestigious event.
A Golfing Gem, nestled amidst the picturesque scenery of Kingston, Ontario, Cataraqui Golf and Country Club stands as a testament to golfing excellence. Ranked among the top 100 courses in Canada, this meticulously designed masterpiece by renowned architect Stanley Thompson offers a challenging yet harmonious golfing experience. Iain Reston (Head Golf Professional) said, “The green sites on this golf course are just spectacular, small greens that are tricky to read are one of the hallmarks of this golf course.” Its small, deceptive greens and intricate layout demand precision, strategic thinking, and careful course management from players of all skill levels.
June 17th marks the 18-hole qualifying day, where competitors will compete to claim their spot in the 16-player match play portion of the event. With only the top performers earning coveted positions, expect an intense battle as these skilled golfers showcase their abilities.
Defending champion Raesa Sheikh (Public Player Member), will return to defend her hard-earned title. After a sensational victory last year, Sheikh proved herself as a force to be reckoned with. Her precision, strategic prowess, and ability to perform under pressure make her a formidable opponent for any golfer in the field.
Joining Sheikh in the field are numerous competitors eager to dethrone the defending champion. Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member Judith Kyrinis (Granite Golf Club), adds a touch of experience and class to the tournament. Known for her remarkable skill and unwavering focus, Kyrinis is sure to be a contender throughout the championship.
Team Ontario Member Aryn Matthews (Bigwin Island Golf Club), last year’s runner-up, returns full of motivation looking to claim the title that narrowly eluded her. With a strong performance and an intimate understanding of Cataraqui, Matthews will look to emerge victorious.
The Ontario Women’s Match Play Championship boasts a rich heritage, dating back to 1975. Throughout the tournament’s storied history, remarkable champions such as Marlene Stewart Streit, Mary Ann Hayward, and Heather Kuzmich have emerged. It serves as a platform for showcasing the remarkable talent within women’s golf while paying tribute to those who have left an indelible mark on the sport.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to Cataraqui Golf and Country Club for their unwavering commitment to hosting the annual Ontario Women’s Match Play Championship. Their dedication and support have played a crucial role in making this prestigious tournament a resounding success year after year. And if you would like to follow along with scores you can click to follow along!
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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