Kingston, ON – Cataraqui Golf and Country Club is gearing up to host the Ontario Women’s Match Play Championship from June 18 – 20. The 102-year-old Cataraqui Golf & Country Club was designed by Canadian architect Stanley Thompson and retained the classic golf course design and features Thompson is known for. The course blends perfectly in its natural surroundings and is a proven challenge to players of all levels.
“We are excited to showcase our classic Stanley Thompson designed course. Small greens that can be tricky to read are its hallmark. Players need to think their way around and be careful where they miss tee to green, strategy will be essential,” said Iain Reston, Head Professional at Cataraqui Golf and Country Club.
In 2021, Hailey Katona captured gold, taking down past legendary champions Judith Kyrinis and Terrill Samuel on her path to victory. However, a new winner will be crowned with Katona not participating in this year’s Match Play. Instead, Team Ontario teammates Nyah Kelly and Emma Hansen will be showcasing some of the youth in this competition. At the same time, Judith Kyrinis, always a favourite to win, will be another key player to watch.
Saturday sees 34 golfers qualifying for the sweet 16 spots available in Sunday’s opening matches. With that qualifying field of 16 competitors on day one (June 19th), the women will tee off at 8:00 am for the first round and 12:30 pm for the quarter-finals. The semi-finals and finals are scheduled for Monday, June 20th. You can keep up to date with the tournament info on our golf genius page here.
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 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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Peter MacKellar, Manager, Marketing and Communications, Golf Ontario;
Adam (AJ) Abraham, Assistant, Marketing Communications, Golf Ontario;