Aug. 18 Local sports: Ladies golf; WNS Amazing Race; GAO junior match play
NIAGARA DISTRICT LADIES GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Port Colborne’s Stefi Markovich carded a 73 at Niagara-on-the-Lake to become the Niagara District Ladies Amateur Champion.
Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Margot Richardson recorded a net 69 to win the Flo Monroe Memorial Award.
Niagara-on-the-Lake captured the Wood Trophy Team Competition with a score of 284. Members of the team were Carrol Baker, Lisa Allen, Ginny Green, Richardson, Susan Gagne, Marie Ellison and Christine Earl.
Below are the rest of the results:
A Flight now net: 1. Suzie Sexton, Sawmill 74; 2. Shelley Lothian, Cardinal Lakes 74; 3. Baker, Niagara-on-the-Lake 74.
B Flight low gross: Allen, Niagara-on-the-Lake 87.
B Flight low net: 1. Barbara Smith, Rockway Vineyards 71; 2. Green, Niagara-on-the-Lake 72; 3. Dale Lauzon, Cardinal Lakes 74.
C Flight low gross: Gagne, Nagara-on-the-Lake 97.
C Flight low net: 1. Ellison, Niagara-on-the-Lake 74; 2. Earl, Niagara-on-the-Lake 74; 3. Sue Newell, Lookout Point 74.
Closest to the pin on No. 4; Carolyn May, Sawmill, A Flight; Smith, Rockway Vineyards, B Flight; Patty Garriock, Niagara-on-the-Lake, C Flight.
WNS AMAZING RACE
Women Networking in Sports of Niagara hosted its Second Annual WNS Amazing Race last Saturday at Trappers Sports Bar in Welland.
The not-for-profit group was founded in late 2019 with a mission to provide social opportunities for like-minded women within sport and to raise funds to support female sport within the Niagara region. The board is made up of a group of young females whose lives were and continually are positively impacted by sport.
Teams of bikers gathered at Trappers to compete in an amazing race to raise funds to support female athletes. This event was particularly special because it was the first in WNS history to provide funding. A total of $3,300 was distributed to four local athletes to assist with their athletic journey.
Pictured in the photo are: Back row left to right are: Maddi Leblanc, stand up paddler boarder; Lauren Aiello, board member; Kristy-Anne Wytenburg, board member; Alexis Wright, basketball player; and, Leslie Arsenault, cross fitter. Pictured in the front row left to right are: Sara Van Den Akker, board member, Gia Villatoro, synchronized skater; and, Quinn Vos, board member.
GAO JUNIOR MATCH PLAY
Lookout Point’s Ben Hebert made it to the quarter-finals of the Ontario Junior Boys Match Play Championship at the Port Hope Golf and Country Club before falling 2 up to Dominic DeLuca of the National Golf Club of Canada.
Hebert’s victories included: 3&2 over Josh Guzzo of the London Junior Golfers Club; 1 up over Lookout Point’s Isaiah Ellis; and, 3&2 over Dylan Weber from the Galt Country Club.
Ellis opened with a 6&5 victory over Nick Holjak of the Barrie Country Club.
Sawmill’s Nathan Freure lost 1 up in his first-round match against Ben Sheridan from the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.
Lookout Point’s Michael Martel lost his first-round match 2 up to Gregor Lawson from the Shelbourne Golf and Country Club.
At the Ontario Junior Girls Match Play Championship at the Port Hope Golf and Country Club, Sawmill’s Casey Kenney defeated Sophie Weber from the Rattlesnake Point Golf Club in 19 holes before losing 5&4 to Emma Hansen from the Blue Springs Golf Club.
Port Colborne’s Mikalya Lacey lost her first match 5&4 to Shelby Hardwick from the Summit Golf and Country Club.