Gorgeous skies and swirling winds provided a spectacular backdrop for day one of the Ontario Women’s Match Play Championship from Cataraqui Golf & Country Club. A day which began with 16 competitors ends with only four moving onto tomorrow’s Semi-Finals.
Team Ontario’s own Emma Hansen (Blue Springs Golf Club) and Nyah Kelly (Lindsay Golf & Country Club) won their sweet 16 matchups 5 & 3. In the quarter-finals, Hansen faced off against Aryn Matthews (Bigwin Island Golf Club). Hansen and Matthews battled back and forth until the 17th hole, where Hansen could not sink the par putt to send the match to the 18th. Nyah Kelly had a tough quarter-final matchup against Ontario Golf Hall of Famer Judith Kyrinis (The Thornhill Club). However, Kelly showed that the moment was not too big for her, as she would defeat Kyrinis 2 & 1.
In the other quarter-final matchups, Raesa Sheikh (Public Player Member) would win her matchup against Isabella Ferguson (Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club) 3 & 2. At the same time, Lexie MacKay (King Valley Golf Club) would win her matchup against Vanessa Chychrun (Beacon Hall Golf Club) 1 up after a stellar finish on 18.
Tomorrow morning the Women are set to tee off for semi-final action at 8:00 am. The finals follow in the afternoon. 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
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