Bath, ON – From July 4-7, Golf Ontario will head to Loyalist Golf & Country Club, the 2022 Ontario Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship host. All 90 competitors will be battling it out for the chance to be crowned the 107th champion in the distinguished history of this tournament.
Loyalist’s beautiful Ted Baker designed course offers challenging play to golfers with Bent grass greens, tees and fairways constructed to USGA specifications. Colourful natural watercourse, strategic bunkering and native grasses contrasting the fine turf make Loyalist Golf & Country Club the ideal course for a championship tournament.
“Loyalist Country Club is excited to host the Ladies again this year. The course is in great shape, and we are looking forward to watching great talent tackle a course that will be a good test for all,” mentioned Geoff James, Head Professional at Loyalist Golf & Country Club.
2021 Women’s Amateur Champion, Jasmine Ly, will not be returning this year to defend her title, but the tee sheet will be filled with many other key players to watch, including every female member of Team Ontario. Other stellar players include Hall of Fame legend Mary-Ann Hayward, former touring professional and 2014 Canadian Women’s Am champion Augusta James, and current 2022 Ontario Women’s Match Play champion Raesa Sheikh.
The action will begin at 7:30 am on July 4. Check out our Golf Genius webpage here for qualifying, pin locations, tee times, and leaderboard information.
About the Ontario Women’s Am & Mid Am
First played in 1904, the Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship is Ontario’s oldest provincial championship and is the pinnacle of women’s golf in the province. The event features the best female golfers from across Ontario in a 72-hole stroke play format.
The Women’s Amateur has produced a rich history of champions throughout the tournament’s long and cherished existence. Past winners include 1968 LPGA Tour players Sandra Post (1964), Alena Sharp (1989), Jennifer Kirby (2009, 2010), Augusta James (2011), Brittany Marchand (2012), Brooke Henderson (2014), Maddie Szeryk and Team Canada standout Brigitte Thibault (2019). World, Canadian and Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member, Marlene Stewart Streit, holds the record for the most titles with 11 (’51, ’56, ’57, ’58, ’68, ’69, ’70, ’72, ’74, ’76, and ’77).
First played in 1989, the Ontario Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship is open to female golfers aged 25 and over. In honour of her outstanding accomplishments at the Mid-Amateur level in Ontario, the trophy is rightfully named after 14-time champion Mary Ann Hayward. The event is contested annually in a 54-hole competition. Other notable past champions of the event include 2012 Canadian Senior Women’s Champion Terrill Samuel (1991, 2000 and 2010), Casey Ward (2015) and Golf Ontario Hall of Fame members Gayle Borthwick Hitchens (1992, 1993), and Judith Kyrinis (2017).
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.
To stay informed on Golf Ontario’s championship play, events, and additional updates, make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and like us on Facebook.
For more information please contact:
Justin Watkins, Coord. Partnerships, Mrktg & Comm, Golf Ontario;
Peter MacKellar, Manager, Marketing and Communications, Golf Ontario;