138 Players were welcomed by beautiful fall weather at the 41st annual Ontario Senior Men’s Better-Ball Championship which took place at the prestigious Brampton Golf Club for a 1:15 p.m. shotgun start this afternoon. With just 18-holes of competitive stroke play to determine the 2023 champions, Gary Parker and Bruno Ardito emerged victorious.
Taking home the championship title with a stellar round of -7 under (64), host club members Parker and Ardito (Brampton Golf Club), battled the field to win by one stroke ahead of a tight leaderboard. Right behind the leaders with a 65 6-under par claiming the silver medal was the team of Dan O’Donoghue and Chris Markle (Kawartha Golf Club & Dalewood Golf Club). Finishing in third place with a 66 5-under par was the duo of Clint Ward and Barry Fairhurst (Royal Ashburn Golf Club).
In the post-win comments, the winning pair said with big smiles, “We played well and just “ham ‘n egged” out there today and made lots of putts.” Parker & Ardito won the Ontario Senior Men’s Better-Ball Championship back in 2019. With this win Parker and Ardito earned themselves a 5-year exemption into the championship and an exemption in the 2024 Ontario Men’s Better-Ball Championship at Oakdale Golf & Country Club.
Golf Ontario would like to thank the players, referees, staff and members for supporting the 2023 Ontario Senior Men’s Better-Ball Championship. To Brampton Golf Club and your team, thank you for being such excellent hosts and welcoming us once again. Lastly, thanks to our sponsors and partners for supporting golf across Ontario
To view the 2023 Ontario Senior Men’s Better-Ball Championship leaderboards, visit our Golf Genius page.
About the Ontario Senior Men’s Better-Ball Championship
The Ontario Senior Men’s Better-Ball Championship was first contested in 1982. It is open to players aged 55 and older as of the tournament date. The Oakdale Golf & Country Club graciously donated the championship trophy. Notable champions include Ontario Golf Hall of Famers Nick Westlock and Stu Hamilton.
About Golf Ontario
Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance, and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 500 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to Shaping Lives Through Golf.
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Nick Taylor, Chief Marketing and Development Officer, Golf Ontario
Connor Doyle, Coordinator of Competition, Golf Ontario