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Golf Ontario – THORNHILL, ON — The final event on the women’s provincial championship calendar took place on Sept. 24 at Ladies Golf Club in Thornhill under cool and windy conditions. The ladies fought hard against the elements to still display some exceptional golf on the picturesque course, a Stanley Thompson design. With playoffs needed, they almost had to battle darkness too.

The Ontario Women’s Four Ball Championship is one of the more unique championships on the Golf Ontario schedule because it is open to all ages and today featured some very notable players including: World Golf Hall of Famer Marlene Stewart Streit, past champion Marion Reid, past Senior Women’s Champion Ivy Steinberg, past two-time Senior Champion Joey Bush and also Mary Ann Hayward, both an Ontario and Quebec Golf Hall of Famer.

With all of the talented golfers in the field, a strong score would be needed in order to win.  After all was said and done, a four way tie of even par (72) set the stage for a cold and dark playoff match up. On the first playoff hole two teams were eliminated leaving Ivy Steinberg of Granite Golf Club and Kelly Koselek of CedarBrae Golf Club and Toronto Golf Club to capture gold on the second playoff hole over Katrina Myers and Jacinth Hoilett.

When asked what the championship win meant to them, Steinberg said “I’m very excited to be back in the winner’s circle after a difficult summer and obviously sharing it with a friend makes it even more special.” Steinberg added, “I’m so proud of Kelly winning her first provincial championship”.

After the playoff holes, the teams of Mary Ann Hayward and Joey Bush, Katrina Myers and Jacinth Hoilett and Liz Hadden and Tammy Barclay tied for the silver medal at even par (72).

Cindy Dunham and Lori Graves took the Net Division Trophy at a net total of 10-under (62).

The net silver medal went to the team of Joanne Barrington and Lynne Owen ( net 64). Bronze was awarded to the team of Kandice Brackenbury and Debbie Couch (net 65) .

Shot of the day might have gone to Janet Calderone who fired a hole-in-one on the 16th hole, a 168 yard par three.

Golf Ontario would like to thank the amazing staff of Ladies Golf Club for hosting the 2018 event, along with the Golf Ontario volunteers for their continued support of amateur golf in the province. For more information, including the final leaderboards, see the tournament site at: Click 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 format. In total, 46 teams and 92 players took part in the 2018 event.

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 450 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
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Golf Ontario
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Results for contest Lowest Gross Score:
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 T1  Liz Hadden Station Creek GC Tammy Barclay Whitevale GC                                           72 E   
 T1  Mary Ann Hayward St. Thomas Golf & Country Joey Bush St. Thomas Golf & Country                   72 E   
 T1  Katrina Myers The Club at North Halton Jacinth Hoilett Eagle Ridge Golf Club                     72 E   
 T1  Ivy Steinberg Granite GC Kelly Koselek Cedar Brae GC                                             72 E   
 T5  Julie Green The Club at North Halton Kathie Houghton Georgian Bay Club                           75 +3  
 T5  Sue Postian Sunningdale GC Sarah-Anne Smurlick Freedom Oaks Golf Club                            75 +3  
 T7  Cindy Dunham Northridge Public Golf Co Lori Graves Northridge Public Golf Co                     76 +4  
 T7  Lise Jubinville Hylands Golf Club  Brenda Pilon Hylands Golf Club                                76 +4  
 T9  Betty Divok Rockway Vineyards Louise Robitaille Lambton Golf & Country Cl                        77 +5  
 T9  Marion Reid Islington GC Joanne Noble Weston G&CC                                                77 +5  
 T11 Joanne Barrington Public Player Lynne Owen Trafalgar Golf & Country                              78 +6  
 T11 Julie Girard York Downs Golf & Country Marlene Streit York Downs Golf & Country                  78 +6  
 T11 Sharon Montgomery-Greenwood Lookout Point Country Clu Sandra Billyard Port Colborne Golf & Coun  78 +6  
 T11 Cindy Wegg Rockway Vineyards Janet Calderone Trafalgar Golf & Country                            78 +6  
 T15 Penny Hirsh Scarboro Golf & Country C Marian  Carter Scarboro Golf & Country C                   79 +7  
 T15 Lilly Liu Ladies GC of Toronto Jane Kirkpatrick Ladies GC of Toronto                             79 +7  
 T17 Deborah Bradley Hylands Golf Club  A. Charlotte Wang Markland Wood GC                            80 +8  
 T17 Jenny DiBernardo Scarboro Golf & Country C Wynnie Lam Station Creek GC                           80 +8  
 T17 Esme Kwong Scarboro Golf & Country C Marjorie Kyle Scarboro Golf & Country C                     80 +8  
 T17 Dana Saccoccio Scarboro Golf & Country C Maureen  Barrey Scarboro Golf & Country C               80 +8  
 T17 Ellen Wallace Granite GC Marie Verschuuren Coppinwood                                            80 +8  
 T17 Helen Williams Station Creek GC Terri Kim Station Creek GC                                       80 +8  
 T23 Janelle Fairgrieve Islington GC Danielle Hughes Weston G&CC                                      81 +9  
 T23 Cheryl Hoshowsky Burlington Golf & Country Louise Desrochers Burlington Golf & Country           81 +9  
 T25 Darlene Homonko Station Creek GC Susan McGuigan Trafalgar Golf & Country                         82 +10 
 T25 Oksana Tressel Blue Springs Golf Club Nancy Tarzwell Blue Springs Golf Club                      82 +10 
 27  Sandra Fleming Public Player Sally Fitzpatrick Blue Springs Golf Club                            83 +11 
 28  Penny Robinson The Country Club - West Shawna Park The Country Club                              84 +12 
 T29 Yinka Aiyede Hylands Golf Club  Nancy Horne Hylands Golf Club                                    85 +13 
 T29 Martha Cruikshank Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf  Lisa Allen Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf                  85 +13 
 T31 Shelly Gianetto Midland G & CC Kim Dubeau-White Midland G & CC                                   86 +14 
 T31 Marion Houliston Northridge Public Golf Co Maureen Peet Goderich Sunset GC                       86 +14 
 T31 Debbie Rowbotham Blue Mountain G & CC Maureen Burns Blue Mountain G & CC                         86 +14 
 T34 Kandice Brackenbury Whitevale GC Debbie Couch Whitevale GC                                       87 +15 
 T34 Sylvia Brown St. Andrew's East Golf Cl Debbie Hook Sleepy Hollow CC                              87 +15 
 T34 Anne Dunbar Highland Country Club Carolyn May Highland Country Club                              87 +15 
 T34 Rosemary Scott Blue Mountain G & CC Susan Burton Blue Mountain G & CC                            87 +15 
 38  Cindy Valianes York Downs Golf & Country Debbie Dunn York Downs Golf & Country                   89 +17 
 39  Mary Sallinen Midland G & CC Susan Rooney Midland G & CC                                         90 +18 
 T40 Josette Bell Whitevale GC Margaret Chew Whitevale GC                                             91 +19 
 T40 Wendy Mitchell Blue Mountain G & CC Elaine Hiscox Blue Mountain G & CC                           91 +19 
 42  Sharon Labbett Hidden Lake GC Lauren Hirano Hidden Lake GC                                       92 +20 
 43  Joan Murray Trafalgar Golf & Country  Jacqueline Gray Trafalgar Golf & Country                   93 +21 
 44  Anne Claassen Oakville Golf Club Anne McClure Oakville Golf Club                                 94 +22 
 T45 Lynda McNicol Trafalgar Golf & Country  Angie Eichel Trafalgar Golf & Country                    96 +24 
 T45 Susan Snow Liska Whitevale GC Kenika Snyder Cedar Brae GC                                        96 +24 

 

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