Manitoba Amateur Golfer of Year finalists named

Southwood’s Winnie Hyun is being recognized for her accomplishments on the links for the very first time.

Hyun was one of four nominees for the 2011 Amateur Golfer of the Year, the Golf Manitoba selection committee announced Wednesday.

The others were: Breezy Bend’s Jesse Skelton, Myles Sullivan of Portage la Prairie and Josh Wytinck of Pine Ridge.

The winner will be announced at Golf Manitoba’s AGM, to be held at the Southwood Golf and Country Club, Oct. 18.

Hyun won the Provincial Junior Women’s Championship and was also a member of Manitoba’s Western Canada Games team that won the bronze medal. She finished fifth there.

Skelton won both the Nott Autocorp Manitoba Men’s Amateur Championship — for the first time — and the Manitoba Match Play Championship. Skelton was also a member of the Breezy Bend team that finished second at the Provincial Interclub Championship, and was second in the individual division. Skelton is a member of the University of Manitoba Bisons golf team that had three top-five finishes in the fall.

Sullivan won the 2011 Men’s Junior Championship and tied for sixth at the National Men’s Junior Championship.

Wytinck was the runner-up at the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship. He is also a member of the U of M golf team, and he won the Concordia Invite and the Augsburg Invitational. Wytinck tied team records for low individual round (68) and low 36-hole total (139).

Honourable mentions were given to Teulon’s Aaron Cockerill, the 2010 Amateur Golfer of the Year, St. Boniface’s Mindy Lichtman, who won two provincial championships, and Glendale’s Jenna Roadley.

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