The Ontario Senior Men’s Championship Takes on Loyalist Country Club

Uxbridge, ON – With championship action still in full swing, Loyalist Country Club will welcome the Ontario Senior Men’s Championship to Bath from September 14th to 16th. Contested over 54-holes of championship stroke play, competitors aged 55 and older will compete for the 2021 provincial title.

 

Having hosted the Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship in 2020, Loyalist Country Club is very excited to host the 2021 Ontario Senior Men’s Championship. “This championship joins a long line of past provincial championships we have held over the last few years,” expressed PGA of Canada and Assistant Professional, Austin James. “We are more than looking forward to making this event just as much of a success as the others. This event has some great players this year and we are happy to put them to the test at Loyalist.” Taking on the beautiful Ted Baker design, players can expect great course conditions. The greens are running at a solid pace and the rough can prove to be difficult. Our grounds crew has worked tirelessly throughout the year to have the fairways nice and green, and the putting surfaces receptive. The rough between now and championship day will likely be grown out to provide even more of a challenge and the course should be firmer, while still fair.”

 

The 2021 Ontario Senior Men’s Championship will see athletes from the following qualifiers in attendance: Upper Canada Golf Course, Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course, Saugeen Golf Club, Lively Golf Club, Silver Lakes Golf & Country Club, and Port Colborne Country Club. For leaderboard information on qualifiers, click the golf course name. The championship will see an Ontario Senior Men’s Champion crowned, as well as a champion for the age 65 and over, and age 70 and over divisions.

 

Returning to defend his title is nine-time Golf Ontario champion, Dave Bunker (Cherry Hill Club), who is fresh off a stellar performance at the US Senior Amateur. Additional players to keep an eye on include 2020 runner-up Ashley Chinner (Coppinwood GC), 2019 champion David Greenaway (Barrie CC), and other past champions like Mark Brewer (Whitevale GC), John Murphy (Heritage Hills GC), Christopher Kertsos (Public Player), and Larry Cooper (Mississauga G&CC).

 

Action from the championship will tee off at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 14th. For qualifying, tee times, and leaderboard information, check out our Golf Genius webpage here.

 

About The Ontario Senior Men’s Championship

Conducted since 1936, the Ontario Senior Men’s Championship event features Ontario’s best male amateur golfers aged 55 and over, competing over 54 holes of stroke play competition.

Canadian and Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member Nick Weslock, one of Canada’s greatest amateurs of the century, won the event a record 11 times between 1968 and 1980. Other notable past champions include Stu Hamilton (2001, 2006), Mike Jackson (2010, 2011 and 2013) and Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member Warren Sye in 2012.

 

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Key Provincial Competitions Protocols/Restrictions (as of July 21st, **subject to change)

  • At all times, and in all places, 2-metre physical distancing should be respected.
  • Coaches and spectators are permitted at Golf Ontario Championships and Qualifiers with capacity limits. Spectators must check in at registration, complete a wellness check and pick up accreditation before being allowed on the course.

 

For more information please contact:

Brianna Christopher,
Assistant, Marketing Communications, Golf Ontario;
BChristopher@gao.ca

 

Peter MacKellar,
Manager, Marketing and Communications, Golf Ontario;
PMacKellar@gao.ca

 

 

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