Uxbridge, ON — On Monday, September 18th, the beautiful Rockway Vineyards Golf Course in St. Catharines welcomes the Ontario Women’s Four-Ball Championship. First played in 1953, the Ontario Women’s Four-Ball Championship is contested annually and features two-woman teams competing in an 18-hole four-ball competition. Awards will be presented to the top three teams in both gross & net competitions. The field of 64 players competing this year will take to the scenic course in hopes of leaving as champions.
Notables in the field include defending champions Alexa Ouellet (Team Ontario member) and Vanessa Borovilos (Team Canada Next Gen member). Vanessa Borovilos most recently secured a victory at the Golf Canada – Next Gen Selection Camp, further solidifying her status as a noteworthy contender deserving of close attention. Competing together from the Ontario Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship is 2023 runner-up, Alex Taylor, and the third-place competitor, Meredith Fairbairn. Fairbairn also competed this past week at the U.S Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship where she advanced to the round of 64. Additional teams to watch out for are the Team Ontario pair of Emily McKee and Joline Truong, as well as the seasoned pair consisting of Ivy Steinberg, another past champion in the field who won the event in 2018, she’ll be competing alongside Jayne Chalmers fighting to win the event for a second time.
Nestled in the middle of Niagara’s Wine Country, overlooked by the Niagara Escarpment, Rockway Vineyards Golf Course stands as a testament to the beauty of Ontario and exceptional golfing experiences. This meticulously maintained 18-hole course offers golfers an opportunity to test their skills in a picturesque setting.
The field takes to the course for a 1:30 pm shotgun start. For more information on the tournament, please visit our official tournament website here.
About the Ontario Women’s Four-Ball Championship
First played in 1953, the Ontario Women’s Four-Ball Championship is contested annually and features two-woman teams competing in a better-ball 18-hole format. The event awards teams in a gross and net team competition. Notable champions of the event include Susan Wickware (1993, 1994, 1998, 2009), Judith Allan-Kyrinis (1996, 2009), Mary-Ann Hayward (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007), Terrill Samuel (2001), Ivy Steinberg (2018) and Alexa Ouellet & Vanessa Borovilos (2022).
About Golf Ontario
Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial sports 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 largest 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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For more information, please contact:
Greg Mitchell, Coordinator; Brand, Communications & Marketing Golf Ontario,
Connor Doyle, Tournament Director