Laura Moutrey Wins Ontario Junior Girls’ Match Play Championship At Barcovan
Carrying Place, ON – Shelburne resident Laura Moutrey, 18, earned her first provincial title on Wednesday at the Ontario Junior Girls’ Match Play Championship hosted by Barcovan Golf Club in Carrying Place, Ontario.
Moutrey, a member at Mad River Golf Club, was the fifth seeded player entering the first round of match play, where she easily took down Oakville’s Alanna Haynes with an 8&6 victory. Moutrey then found a tougher challenge in fellow Team Ontario Development Program member Deanna Tyndall of Shanty Bay, but pulled out a 2&1 win in the quarter finals to advance to the next round.
Moutrey’s run to the final match was marked by her stunning upset of defending champion Elizabeth Tong of Thornhill in the semi-final round. Top seed Tong, a member at the Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto, had dominated her two previous matches, winning 9&8 and 7&6, and was gunning for her second straight title. Moutrey stamped her ticket to the finals on the 16th hole, leaving Tong behind with a three hole advantage and two left to play.
The final match set Moutrey against Whitby resident Maya Parsons, who worked her way past Windsor’s Victoria Ducharme with a solid first round 7&5 victory, and then squeaked past Elmvale’s Nikki Belcourt on the 19th hole of the quarter finals. Parsons then lined up against qualifying round winner Yoo Rim Kang of Toronto, where she laid down a decisive 4&2 win in her semi-final match.
The final battle of the tournament found Moutrey and Parsons to be evenly matched throughout, lasting right through to the 18th hole after the pair traded back and forth for the lead. In the end, Moutrey had the advantage, earning a 1up victory over Parsons and the 2010 title.
“Match play is definitely my favourite format,” said Moutrey, who closed out her competitive season with the win. “I was able to stay focused all the way through each round.”
The tournament was played as a separate event from the Ontario Women’s Match Play for the first time in 2010, providing a separate venue for competitors 18 and under. Past champions of the event include current LPGA players Alena Sharp, Jessica Shepley and Stephanie Sherlock.
The Golf Association of Ontario would like to thank the staff of Barcovan Golf for their hospitality and continued support of the Golf Association of Ontario and amateur golf in the province.
Results for contest Qualfiying Round - Juniors:
1 Yoo Rim Kang Toronto, ON National Pines Golf Club 77 +5
2 Maya Parsons Whitby, ON Cedar Brae G & CC 78 +6
3 Deanna Tyndall Shanty Bay, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 79 +7
4 Laura Moutrey Shelburne, ON Mad River GC 80 +8
5 Corey Crossan London, ON Sunningdale GC 81 +9
6 Alyssa Getty Leamington, ON Kingsville Golf & Country 83 +11
7 Corinne Grans-Wood Barrie, ON Horseshoe Resort--Valley 84 +12
T8 Skylar Turkiewicz Orillia, ON Hawk Ridge G&CC 85 +13
T8 Meredith Fairbairn Orangeville, ON Brampton GC 85 +13
10 Nikki Belcourt Elmvale, ON Horseshoe Resort--Valley 86 +14
11 Alanna Haynes Oakville, ON Wyldewood Golf & Country 89 +17
T12 Meghan Bennett Pickering, ON Whitevale GC 92 +20
T12 Grace Chung Richmond Hill, ON Station Creek GC 92 +20
T12 Annika Haynes Oakville, ON Wyldewood Golf & Country 92 +20
T12 Victoria Ducharme Windsor, ON Essex G & CC 92 +20
16 Jessie Mercer Plainfield, ON Trillium Wood Golf Club 94 +22
17 Sasha Linauskas Toronto, ON Cedar Brae G & CC 106 +34
Elizabeth Tong Thornhill, ON Ladies GC of Toronto
Results for contest Finals:
Maya Parsons, Whitby, ON, Cedar Brae G & CC v. Laura Moutrey, Shelburne, ON, Mad River GC - Moutrey Won 1up
Results for contest Quarter Finals:
Meredith Fairbairn, Orangeville, ON, Brampton GC v. Elizabeth Tong, Thornhill, ON, Ladies GC of Toronto - Tong Won 7&6
Maya Parsons, Whitby, ON, Cedar Brae G & CC v. Nikki Belcourt, Elmvale, ON, Horseshoe Resort--Valley - Parsons Won 19th hole
Deanna Tyndall, Shanty Bay, ON, Public Player(GAO Member) v. Laura Moutrey, Shelburne, ON, Mad River GC - Moutrey Won 2&1
Yoo Rim Kang, Toronto, ON, National Pines Golf Club v. Alyssa Getty, Leamington, ON, Kingsville Golf & Country - Kang Won 2&1
Results for contest Round 1:
Laura Moutrey, Shelburne, ON, Mad River GC v. Alanna Haynes, Oakville, ON, Wyldewood Golf & Country - Moutrey Won 8&6
Maya Parsons, Whitby, ON, Cedar Brae G & CC v. Victoria Ducharme, Windsor, ON, Essex G & CC - Parsons Won 7&5
Yoo Rim Kang, Toronto, ON, National Pines Golf Club v. Meghan Bennett, Pickering, ON, Whitevale GC - Kang Won 4&3
Grace Chung, Richmond Hill, ON, Station Creek GC v. Elizabeth Tong, Thornhill, ON, Ladies GC of Toronto - Tong Won 9&8
Alyssa Getty, Leamington, ON, Kingsville Golf & Country v. Skylar Turkiewicz, Orillia, ON, Hawk Ridge G&CC - Getty Won 5&4
Corey Crossan, London, ON, Sunningdale GC v. Nikki Belcourt, Elmvale, ON, Horseshoe Resort--Valley - Belcourt Won 19th Hole
Deanna Tyndall, Shanty Bay, ON, Public Player(GAO Member) v. Annika Haynes, Oakville, ON, Wyldewood Golf & Country - Tyndall Won 6&5
Corinne Grans-Wood, Barrie, ON, Horseshoe Resort--Valley v. Meredith Fairbairn, Orangeville, ON, Brampton GC - Fairbairn Won 19th Hole
Results for contest Semi Finals:
Yoo Rim Kang, Toronto, ON, National Pines Golf Club v. Maya Parsons, Whitby, ON, Cedar Brae G & CC - Parsons Won 4&2
Laura Moutrey, Shelburne, ON, Mad River GC v. Elizabeth Tong, Thornhill, ON, Ladies GC of Toronto - Moutrey Won 3&2