Maddie Szeryk captures Ontario Women’s Amateur

UNION, ON (GAO) — In a week that had a little bit of everything from unpredictable weather, to penalty strokes to the round-three leaders, things finally came to a conclusion at the Golf Association of Ontario’s (GAO) Investors Group Women’s Amateur on July 10 at the St. Thomas Golf & Country Club, the 100th anniversary of the event.

Heading into the final round, Mono’s Brittany Marchand held a two-shot lead. However, it would be a lights-out performance by Maddie Szeryk that would be the final-round story as she shot a four-under (68) to overcome the deficit and hoist the Marlene Stewart-Streit Trophy.

Szeryk, a Canadian-American dual citizen, makes her home in Texas, where she also attends Texas A&M, but has family connections to London with her grandparents residing there. She is also a member of the Golf Canada National Team.

The 18-year-old Szeryk wasted little time in grabbing the lead. She birdied the first hole and then added three more on the fifth, sixth and eighth to lead at the turn. She was able to keep up her strong play on the back nine in order to take the win at seven-under for the tournament (73-70-70-68).

After the win, Szeryk spoke about what it meant to win the 100th Ontario Women’s Amateur. “It is a pretty big honour to win the 100th one, that is amazing!” Said Szeryk. “I came into the tournament hoping to play well and am really happy with the outcome. Coming into the tournament I knew it was a huge event and that it would mean a lot to win it. My family is from London, so to win here made it even better.”

When asked about what made the difference this week, Szeryk credited her play to having a solid all-round game. “It really was everything. I was focused on each shot, playing my plan and hitting the right shots. Today was really solid.”

Sharing the silver medal were Marchand and Victoria, British Columbia’s Naomi Ko. Marchand, the National Team and Brampton Golf Club member had her struggles during the final round and just couldn’t find her consistency. She finished the day one-over (73) and four-under for the Tournament (69-73-69-73).

As for Ko, she got off to a hot start with back-to-back birdies on the first two holes. She was able to get to three-under for the day before the turn but gave one stroke back with a bogey on the tenth. Despite her best efforts, she was unable to make a run at the top spot and had to settle for a share of second with a final round two-under (70) and four-under for the tournament. (71-68-75-70).

Based on their results, Marchand, Toronto’s Elizabeth Tong and Ottawa’s Grace St-Germain all move on to represent Ontario, in the inter-provincial competition, at the Canadian Women’s Amateur, July 28-31, at the Riverside Country Club in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Full Field Results:

1 Maddie Szeryk London, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 73-70-70-68–281 -7
T2 Brittany Marchand Mono, ON Brampton GC 69-73-69-73–284 -4
T2 Naomi Ko Victoria, BC Public Player(GAO Member) 71-68-75-70–284 -4
4 Elizabeth Tong Thornhill, ON Ladies GC of Toronto 71-71-75-74–291 +3
5 Laura DeMarco LaSalle, ON Essex G & CC 76-73-76-73–298 +10
T6 Grace St-Germain Ottawa, Ontario Hylands Golf Club 77-75-75-74–301 +13
T6 Mary Ann Hayward Aurora, ON The Club at North Halton 70-74-77-80–301 +13
8 Rachel Pollock Guelph, ON Cutten Fields 75-75-74-78–302 +14
9 Alyssa Getty Ruthven, ON Kingsville Golf & Country 78-74-72-79–303 +15
T10 Madelyn Piccininni Toronto, ON Ladies GC of Toronto 79-75-75-75–304 +16
T10 Crystina Kertsos Pickering, ON York Downs Golf & Country 79-70-80-75–304 +16
T12 Casey Ward Picton, ON Picton Golf & Country Clu 83-76-71-75–305 +17
T12 Michelle Ruiz Mississauga, ON Diamondback Golf Club 77-79-74-75–305 +17
T12 Chloe Currie Port Credit, ON Mississaugua 79-78-72-76–305 +17
T15 Kennedy Bodfield St Catharines, ON Rockway Vineyards 84-75-73-74–306 +18
T15 Jessica Ip Richmond Hill, ON Station Creek GC 72-74-83-77–306 +18
T15 Monet Chun Richmond Hill, ON The Summit G&CC 78-75-76-77–306 +18
T18 Selena Costabile Thornhill, ON Ladies GC of Toronto 78-78-80-71–307 +19
T18 Judith Kyrinis Thornhill, ON Thornhill G&CC 76-76-79-76–307 +19
20 Marlies Klekner-Alt Ottawa, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 86-74-73-76–309 +21
T21 Alex Amos Komoka, ON West Haven G & CC 83-76-78-74–311 +23
T21 Kelsey Sear Unionville, ON York Downs Golf & Country 77-82-76-76–311 +23
23 Isabella Portokalis London, ON West Haven G & CC 76-78-78-80–312 +24
24 Sarah Westaway Union, ON St. Thomas Golf & Country 76-80-80-77–313 +25
25 Mackenzie Butzer Chatham, ON Maple City Country Club 76-85-80-73–314 +26
26 Sarah Dunning Waterloo, ON Westmount G & CC 77-78-80-80–315 +27
T27 Courtney Tolton Mitchell, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 84-79-78-75–316 +28
T27 Morag Mitchell Kitchener, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 77-78-73-88–316 +28
T29 Claire Hernandez Palgrave, ON Thornhill G&CC 82-82-75-79–318 +30
T29 Cordelia Chan Windsor, ON Essex G & CC 81-77-80-80–318 +30
T29 Annika Haynes Oakville, ON Credit Valley Golf & Coun 78-80-80-80–318 +30
T29 Madeline Marck-Sherk Ridgeway, ON Bridgewater Country Club 84-74-78-82–318 +30
T33 Ana Peric Toronto Trafalgar Golf & Country 82-82-79-77–320 +32
T33 Sydney Naro Toronto, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 83-73-85-79–320 +32
T35 Alanna Haynes Oakville, ON Credit Valley Golf & Coun 81-83-85-73–322 +34
T35 Jennifer(Hye Bin) Yoon Toronto, ON Station Creek GC 79-80-77-86–322 +34
37 Alyssa Stoddart Shelburne, ON Shelburne G & CC 83-82-80-78–323 +35
38 Gail Pimm Uxbridge, ON Whitevale GC 82-79-83-81–325 +37
T39 Alexandra Taylor Port Robinson, ON Bridgewater Country Club 81-83-85-78–327 +39
T39 Corinne Grans-Wood Barrie, ON Barrie CC 83-79-81-84–327 +39
T41 Diana McDonald Kingston, ON Loyalist CC 83-79-84-83–329 +41
T41 Audrey Akins Lasalle, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 80-83-82-84–329 +41
T41 Dylaney Day Toronto, ON Ladies GC of Toronto 81-83-78-87–329 +41
T41 Marion Reid Etbicoke Islington GC 76-81-81-91–329 +41
45 Jennifer Lochhead Ancaster, ON Hamilton G & CC 83-86-81-83–333 +45
T46 Kelsey Fuchs Uxbridge, ON The Summit G&CC 89-78-84-84–335 +47
T46 Sandra Dunn London, ON St. Thomas Golf & Country 83-86-78-88–335 +47
48 Brittany Davidson Mississauga, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 85-84-82-85–336 +48
T49 Lynn Morrison Oshawa, ON Kedron Dells Golf Course 83-85-89-81–338 +50
T49 Lilian Klekner-Alt Ottawa, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 82-77-84-95–338 +50
51 Alexandra Demko Thunder Bay, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 83-79-88-89–339 +51
T52 Sarah Kim Thornhill, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 83-84-84-89–340 +52
T52 Monica Gabriele Mississauga, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 86-83-85-86–340 +52
54 Sarah-Anne Smurlick Dundas, ON Ladies GC of Toronto 85-84-87-87–343 +55
55 Haley Barclay Strathroy, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 84-85-82-93–344 +56


MC Sarah Beqaj Toronto, ON Toronto Golf Club 92-78-0-0–170 +26
MC Madison Easterbrook Burlington, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 81-89-0-0–170 +26
MC Kristen Wong Richmond Hill, ON The Summit G&CC 89-81-0-0–170 +26
MC Katie McTaggart Guelph, ON Cutten Fields 82-88-0-0–170 +26
MC Samantha Spencer Georgetown, ON The Club at North Halton 82-88-0-0–170 +26
MC Emily Chu Ancaster, ON Hamilton G & CC 80-91-0-0–171 +27
MC Sonia Nagindas Aurora, ON Meadowbrook Golf & Countr 86-85-0-0–171 +27
MC Angella Lee Waterloo, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 82-89-0-0–171 +27
MC Joey Bush Aurora, ON Sleepy Hollow CC 81-90-0-0–171 +27
MC Meghan McDougall Markham, ON Granite GC 83-88-0-0–171 +27
MC Ivy Steinberg Stouffville, ON Granite GC 88-84-0-0–172 +28
MC Sara Holland Essex, ON Roseland Golf & Curling C 91-81-0-0–172 +28
MC Danielle Sawyer Grafton, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 85-87-0-0–172 +28
MC Emily Ward Niagara Falls, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 83-91-0-0–174 +30
MC Cory Ann Pond Simcoe, ON King Valley Golf Club 87-88-0-0–175 +31
MC Melany Chong Mississauga, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 90-86-0-0–176 +32
MC Jessica Whitteker Williamsburg, ON Upper Canada GC 86-92-0-0–178 +34
MC Robyn Campbell Apple Hill, ON Summerheights Golf Links 89-90-0-0–179 +35
MC Sukriti Harjai Niagara Falls, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 88-91-0-0–179 +35
MC Nicole Gargarella Etobicoke, ON Weston G&CC 92-89-0-0–181 +37
MC Kiley Rodrigues Kingston, ON Cataraqui Golf & Country 88-93-0-0–181 +37
MC Miranda David Sarnia, ON Huron Oaks Golf Club 90-94-0-0–184 +40
MC Melissa Gabriele Mississauga, ON Brampton GC 89-96-0-0–185 +41
MC Olivia Brock London, ON Firerock GC 98-90-0-0–188 +44
MC Ashley Unrau St.Thomas, ON St. Thomas Golf & Country 101-97-0-0–198 +54
WD Hailey McLaughlin Markham, ON Cedar Brae G & CC
DQ Carly Shane Waterloo, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 89-0-0-0–89 +17

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