Grace St-Germain Wins Ontario Women’s Amateur

Grace St-Germain Wins the 2016 Ontario Women's Amateur Championship (Photo: Golf Ontario)
Grace St-Germain Wins the 2016 Ontario Women's Amateur Championship (Photo: Golf Ontario)
Grace St-Germain Wins the 2016 Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship (Photo: Golf Ontario)

She’s 17 and the scope of her golf resume seems to be increasing at an exceptional rate.

Grace St-Germain has already won a Canadian Junior Girls’ Championship and a Quebec Women’s Amateur trophy. On Thursday the Ottawa-area resident and Camelot Golf & Country member added another big win, the Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship.

The teen picked up the title at the Ambassador Golf Club in Windsor. She trailed the leaders by a stroke heading into the fourth and final round but was among many players in close range of the leaders.

St-Germain would birdie the first hole of her final round and never look back. She recorded the only score, a 71, under par of any player in the field on the last day.

Her tournament total of two-under, (69-70-76-71-286), proved to be enough to earn her the victory and a four stroke winning margin.

The Golf Canada National Development Team member was elated with her performance and the final result. “It feels amazing to win the Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship,” said St-Germain. “To have my name on this trophy with all of these great players is fantastic!”

The teen winner attributed her success to her play on the putting surfaces. “My putting was the strongest part of my game this week. I was putting really well, which helped on these greens.”

There was a tie for the silver medal between Marck-Sherk and Richmond Hill’s Monet Chun resulting in a podium swept by current and former Team Ontario members.

Marck-Sherk went on to play the back nine one-over and ended the round at four-over (76) bringing her tournament total to two-over (74-71-69-76-290).

As for Chun, a Summit Golf & Country Club member, she finished the day at even par (72). Chun followed up a one-over front nine by carding a one-under on the back nine to end the tournament in the tie at two-over (68-75-75-72-290).

In addition to crowning the winners, the top three also earned the right to represent Ontario in the team competition at the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, July 26-29 at the Ken-Wo Golf Club in New Minas, Nova Scotia. With some players not electing to participate in the event, Ontario will be represented by: St-Germain, Chun and Pollock, who finished the tournament at five-over (68-75-71-79-293).

Leaderboard

Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Grace St-Germain  Public Player -1 F -2 69 70 76 71 286
T2 Monet Chun  The Summit G&CC E F +2 68 75 75 72 290
T2 Madeline Marck-Sherk  Bridgewater Country Club +4 F +2 74 71 69 76 290
4 Mary Ann Hayward  St. Thomas Golf & Country +1 F +3 71 74 73 73 291
T5 Judith Kyrinis  Thornhill Club +4 F +4 71 73 72 76 292
T5 Alyssa Getty  Kingsville Golf & Country +2 F +4 74 73 71 74 292
T7 Isabella Portokalis  West Haven G & CC +1 F +5 74 71 75 73 293
T7 Rachel Pollock  Whistle Bear Golf Club +7 F +5 68 75 71 79 293
T9 Courtney Tolton  Public Player +1 F +8 75 71 77 73 296
T9 Jessica Ip  Station Creek GC +6 F +8 71 71 76 78 296
T11 Cordelia Chan  Essex G & CC +3 F +9 72 76 74 75 297
T11 Alexandra Naumovski  Brampton GC +4 F +9 71 74 76 76 297
T11 Selena Costabile  Ladies GC of Toronto +3 F +9 73 77 72 75 297
14 Karyn Lee Ping  Brampton GC +3 F +10 71 80 72 75 298
15 Meghan McDougall  Weston G&CC +7 F +13 75 73 74 79 301
16 Emily Ward  Public Player +3 F +14 78 72 77 75 302
17 Casey Ward  Picton Golf & Country Clu +6 F +15 77 71 77 78 303
T18 Kelsey Sear  York Downs Golf & Country +3 F +16 76 80 73 75 304
T18 Kelsey Murphy  Public Player +9 F +16 74 77 72 81 304
20 Crystina Kertsos  York Downs Golf & Country +8 F +18 74 75 77 80 306
21 Sarah Dunning  Westmount G & CC +3 F +19 73 81 78 75 307
T22 Sarah Westaway  St. Thomas Golf & Country +3 F +22 80 82 73 75 310
T22 Michelle Ruiz  Diamondback Golf Club +5 F +22 73 81 79 77 310
T22 Stefani Markovich  Port Colborne Golf & Coun +6 F +22 77 81 74 78 310
T22 Samantha Spencer  The Club at North Halton +12 F +22 74 76 76 84 310
26 Jasmine Ly  Roseland Golf & Curling C +8 F +23 78 79 74 80 311
T27 Madison Easterbrook  Beverly Golf & Country Cl +6 F +25 83 81 71 78 313
T27 Madelyn Piccininni  Ladies GC of Toronto +9 F +25 80 73 79 81 313
29 Terrill Samuel  Weston G&CC +6 F +27 80 79 78 78 315
30 Melany Chong  Public Player +7 F +28 74 80 83 79 316
T31 Morag Mitchell  Whistle Bear Golf Club +7 F +29 75 83 80 79 317
T31 Marion Reid  Islington GC +10 F +29 74 82 79 82 317
T31 Brooke Sharpe  Whistle Bear Golf Club +11 F +29 84 76 74 83 317
34 Audrey Akins  Public Player +7 F +30 80 80 79 79 318
35 Jordon Newlands  Toronto Golf Club +15 F +32 78 80 75 87 320
T36 Cynthia Zhao  Station Creek GC +2 F +33 81 84 82 74 321
T36 Alex Amos  West Haven G & CC +8 F +33 77 84 80 80 321
T36 Sarah Kim  Public Player +10 F +33 81 79 79 82 321
T36 Meghan Bennett  Whitevale GC +11 F +33 81 76 81 83 321
40 Sydney Murphy  Public Player +11 F +34 83 78 78 83 322
41 Sukriti Harjai  St. Catharines Golf & Cou +13 F +36 80 79 80 85 324
42 Brooke MacKinnon  Maple City Country Club +8 F +37 81 81 83 80 325
T43 Kate Johnston  Brantford G&CC +6 F +38 78 87 83 78 326
T43 Monica Gabriele  Public Player +8 F +38 88 78 80 80 326
T43 Kelly Riccardi  Beach Grove G&CC +12 F +38 82 81 79 84 326
46 Emily Zhu  National Pines Golf Club +17 F +39 78 81 79 89 327
47 Kimberly Risulmi  Piper’s Heath GC +14 F +40 81 80 81 86 328
T48 Nicole Gargarella  Lambton Golf & Country Cl +10 F +42 80 80 88 82 330
T48 Tasha Macdonald  Sparrow Lakes Golf Club +14 F +42 81 81 82 86 330
50 Joey Bush  St. Thomas Golf & Country +11 F +45 82 87 81 83 333
51 Carly Shane  Whistle Bear Golf Club +10 F +46 82 86 84 82 334
52 Claire Hernandez  Thornhill Club +11 F +48 77 86 90 83 336
53 Katie McTaggart  Cutten Fields +14 F +59 86 83 92 86 347