Round of 32 – Ontario Men’s Match Play Championship
Gravenhurst, ON – Competition heats up as we completed the Round of 32 at Taboo Muskoka Resort and Golf. A major highlight of the round was a hole-in-one on three, a par-3 from 185 yards, by Michigan Wolverines athlete Bavake Sihota (Golf Canada Club). Sihota would go on to win his match 2-up against opponent Ty Celone (Golf Canada Club).
Past Men’s Match Play Champions moving onto the Round of 16 include four-time champion, Dave Bunker (Cherry Hill Club), and 2018 champion Cam Kellett (St. Thomas G&CC). Team Ontario Golf athlete and first year squad member, Ty Stansfield (The Thornhill Club), took his opponent, Zachary Smith (Brampton GC), 5 & 4 to earn a spot in Thursday’s round. Stansfield and Charles Fitzsimmons (St. Thomas G&CC), 2019 Men’s Mid-Amateur Champion and Team Ontario’s Mental Coach, will battle for a place in the Round of 8.
Tee time for the Round of 16 on Wednesday, June 24th is set for 7:30 a.m.. The Round of 8 will take place in the afternoon, from approximately 12:30 to 1:50 p.m… For media coverage of the Ontario Men’s Match Play Championship, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook page to view our photo albums. To follow along with the leaderboard, visit our Golf Genius page here.
In addition to the Men’s Match Play, the Ontario Women’s Match Play beings tomorrow at 8:34 a.m.. The Championship runs from June 24th to 25th, with sixteen competitors looking to claim the crown. Follow along with the leaderboard, here.
About the Ontario Men’s Match Play Championship
Established in 1986, The Ontario Men’s Match Play Championship is contested annually and features 64 of Ontario’s best amateur golfers that have qualified through one of six qualifying tournaments held earlier this season, or who have gained an exemption into the event. Notable former champions include Ontario Golf Hall of Fame members Ian Leggatt, David Hearn, David Byrne and Dave Bunker.
Key Provincial Competitions Protocols/Restrictions (as of May 31st, **subject to change)
- At all times, and in all places, 2-metre physical distancing must be respected.
- No Caddies permitted except for the Ontario Disability Championship.
- No spectators, including coaches, are permitted (**Exceptions: Players 18 & under may have one accompanying adult).
- Restricted field sizes (see individual championship websites)
Click here for the full version of the Championship protocols. **These protocols are subject to change as new guidance is received from the government.
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