Pointe West GC Welcomes 106th Ontario Women’s Am & Mid-Am Championship


Uxbridge, ON – As we continue our exciting stretch of championship coverage, Golf Ontario will be heading to Amherstburg from August 16th to 19th, as Pointe West Golf Club prepares to host the 2021 Ontario Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship.

 

The links style course at Pointe West was established and designed by Canadian and world-renowned Golf Course Architect, Thomas McBroom, in 1989. Director of Golf, Rick Schmidtgall, says that “the course is in fantastic shape. We have a lot of great competitors coming down and we’re looking forward to them playing the McBroom designed course.” When asked to describe challenges competitors may experience, Schmidtgall explained he “strongly believes that the tournament can be determined on holes two to seven, as they’re all tough holes that could make or break someone’s game.” Pointe West is proud to be hosting and is looking forward to welcoming some great Women golfers to challenge their course.

 

The 106th Ontario Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship will welcome a field of 86 competitors. The first two rounds of stroke play will host the full field, with cuts being made after 36 holes with the low 48 scores and ties moving forward to compete in rounds three and four. A Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion will be awarded after 54 holes, for a competitor with the lowest score aged 25 and older. The Women’s Amateur Champion will be awarded following the full 72 holes of competitive play.

 

Competitors in the field to watch for include both defending champions of the 2020 Ontario Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship, Sydney Naro (Public Player) and Nonie Marler (Marine Drive GC). This stacked field will also see the following 2021 champions in attendance; 66th Canadian Junior Girls Champion, Nicole Gal (Oakville GC) of Team Canada’s National Junior Squad, 107th Canadian Women’s Amateur Champion, Lauren Zareskty (Ladies GC of Toronto), Ontario Women’s Match Play and Alberta Amateur Champion, Hailey Katona (Tilbury GC), Ontario Junior Girls Champion, Peyton Costabile (Whistle Bear GC), and Ontario Senior Women’s Champion, Judith Kyrinis (The Thornhill Club).

 

Action from the championship will tee off at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, August 16th. 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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For more information please contact:

Brianna Christopher,
Assistant, Marketing Communications, Golf Ontario;
BChristopher@gao.ca

 

Peter MacKellar,
Manager, Marketing and Communications, Golf Ontario;
PMacKellar@gao.ca