The Central Plains region has an excellent chance to bring home some top-notch hardware at the Golf Manitoba annual general meeting and awards dinner at Southwood Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.
Portage’s Myles Sullivan and Breezy Bend’s Jesse Skelton (who hails from St. Francis Xavier) were two of the four nominees for the 2011 Amateur Golfer of the Year Award announced on Thursday.
Other finalists include Southwood’s Winnie Hyun and Pine Ridge’s Josh Wytinck.
Sullivan won the 2011 Men’s Provincial Junior Championship before finishing tied for sixth at the national event. He also was eighth at the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship and tied for eighth at the CN Prairie Future Links event. He is currently 10th in the Golf Canada national junior men’s order of merit and 28th on the national men’s order of merit.
Skelton, meanwhile, won the Nott Autocorp Manitoba Men’s Amateur Championship held at Portage Golf Club, as well as the Manitoba Match Play Championship. Skelton competed at the National Men’s Amateur Championship. He also was a member of the Breezy Bend team that was second in the Provincial Interclub Championship, and is also a member of the University of Manitoba golf team, with whom he has recorded three top-five finishes this fall. He’s ranked 13th on the Golf Canada national order of mer