Preview: 2019 Sun Life Financial Alberta Mens Amateur Championship
Alberta’s best golfers to compete for Alberta’s top prize at Wolf Creek
The 2019 edition of the Sun Life Financial Alberta Mens Amateur Championship tees off Tuesday in central Alberta at Wolf Creek Golf Resort in Ponoka. 120 players comprise the final field that will compete in hopes of adding their name to the history books. Defending champion AJ Armstrong has turned professional which leaves the door wide open for a new champion to emerge.
“It’s good to get a big showcase event like the Men’s Amateur back here, that’s for certain.” said Aaron Miller, Wolf Creek’s Head Professional. “We’re excited to have it on The Links course. It’s a perfect tournament venue.”
Dates: July 16-19
Course: Wolf Creek Golf Resort – Links Course
Yards/Par: 7,135 yards/71
2018 Champion: AJ Armstrong
Format: 72 holes of stroke play competition; cut to low 60 players and ties after 36 holes
- Andrew Harrison – 2019 Alberta Open presented by SVR Lawyers Champion
- Carter Graf – 2019 Alberta Junior Champion
- Jordan Irwin – 2016 Alberta Mid Amateur Champion
- Brian Laubman – 2004 Alberta Mens Amateur Champion
- Brandon Markiw – 2018 Alberta Mid Amateur Champion
- Jesse Galvon – 2019 Alberta Mid Amateur champion
- Tyler Saunders – 2014 Alberta Mens Amateur Champion
- Kevin Temple – Three time Alberta Mid Amateur Champion (2007, 2010, 2015)
- Max Sekulic – 2019 Alberta Match Play Champion
AJ Armstrong of St. Albert went wire-to-wire to win the 2018 Sun Life Financial Alberta Mens Amateur Championship at RedTail Landing Golf Club.
Armstrong, who plays out of the Windermere Golf & Country Club, shot rounds of 64, 67, 70 and 68 for a four day total of 269.
The 269 mark ties for the lowest 72-hole tally at the Alberta Amateur since Kris Wasylowich shot the same number in 2006 at the Red Deer G&CC.
The Alberta Mens Amateur Championship was first contested in 1908. Sun Life Financial has been a proud sponsor of the event since 1991.
2010 – Steven Lecuyer
2011 – Scott Stiles
2012 – Riley Fleming
2013 – Riley Fleming
2014 – Tyler Saunders
2015 – Brett Hogan
2016 – Evan Holmes
2017 – Brett Hogan
2018 – AJ Armstrong
- The champion will earn the final position on Team Alberta for the Morse Cup for the 2020 Pacific Coast Amateur Championship. They will join the previously qualified 2019 Alberta Match Play Champion (Max Sekulic) and the low amateur at the 2019 SVR Alberta Open (Andrew Harrison)
- The top three competitors at weeks end will make up Team Alberta for the Willingdon Cup competition at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship Aug 5-8 at Glen Arbour Golf Course in Nova Scotia.
ABOUT THE COURSES
The original Rod Whitman design. The Old Course is a Tour tested, pure inland links course winding in and out of the Wolf Creek bed. Each hole provides a variety of strategical options for you to discover. Creative shot-making and precision are the key to playing your best on the Old Course.
Rod Whitman gives us the Evolution of Old World golf design with the Links Course. Cut through vast natural sand dunes and deeper off the tee, the Links Course demands the best from all areas of your game. Additional fairway width gives the Links Course beautiful rolling contours unique to sand belt golf courses.
More information on the Wolf Creek Golf Resort can be found here.
ABOUT THE SPONSOR
Sun Life Financial has served Canadians for 150 years. With an array of products and services, Sun Life is able to offer trusted solutions for customer’s needs. Beyond business, Sun Life is committed to operating in a socially responsible way and acting as a good corporate citizen. Sun Life Financial has been a dedicated sponsor of the Sun Life Financial Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship for 28 years.