Dan Partland and Chris Kertsos Win Ontario Senior Men’s Better Ball
Peterborough, ON – Bolton resident Dan Partland and Pickering’s Chris Kertsos captured the Ontario Senior Men’s Better Ball Championship on Thursday at Peterborough Golf and Country Club.
Partland, who plays out of The National Golf Club of Canada, and Kertsos, a York Downs Golf and Country Club member, closed out the competition tied at the top of the leaderboard alongside Guy and Jace Kohlmeier of Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. Both teams posted four-under 67’s, forcing a playoff which lasted a single hole to determine the winning team. The win for Partland and Kertsos marks the second Senior Better Ball victory for Partland, who also earned the title in 2009 alongside partner John Marlow.
Jace Kohlmeir, the 2013 Sarnia senior men’s club champion, and brother Guy picked up the silver medals and runner-up honours in the competition.
Four teams finished tied for third place after carding a three-under par 68; 2013 Ontario Senior Men’s champion Michael Jackson of Collingwood earned the bronze medal with partner Ian Montgomery of Toronto, as did King City resident Brian Arthurs and partner Gilles Parent of Keswick.
Also finishing third was Tom Hodgins of Bradford, a member at Cedar Brae Golf and Country Club, along with partner and Timberwolf Golf Club member Robert Chaperon of Sudbury. The fourth set of bronze medals went to a team from Eastern Ontario, Garrison Golf and Curling Club’s Harvey Milne of Odessa and Geoff Henning of Kingston.
2012 champions Jim Craigmile and Rick Fifield of St. Marys Golf and Country Club posted a 69 (-2) to finish tied for seventh place alongside Bill Blake of Kingston and Bob Collins of Elginburg, both members at Garrison Golf and Country Club.
The top local competitors were Stephen White and Malcolm Allan of Peterborough who tied for 15th place on their home course.
The tournament is one of 15 GAO events that Peterborough Golf and Country Club is hosting between 2010 and 2015, culminating with the Investors Group Ontario Amateur Championship in July 2015.
The Ontario Senior Men’s Better Ball Championship is contested annually and features two-man teams competing in an 18-hole, four-ball stroke play competition.
The Golf Association would like to thank the members and staff from Peterborough Golf and Country Club for their continued support of GAO championships and of amateur golf in Ontario.