Tottenham, ON – An electrifying final day at Woodington Lake Golf Club as both Kurtis Barkley (Cedar Glen Golf Course) and Natasha Stasiuk (Heron Point Golf Links) win their fourth Ontario Disability Championship in a row.
Things heated up on the course as Barkley fought back from second place going into the round and fired a stellar 5-under (139) to win it. Stasiuk entered the day’s round on top and never let it go, finishing with a plus-33 score (177).
Barkley played the whole day consistently, shooting three birdies and an eagle on the 17th hole. Chris Willis (RedCrest Golf Club) came in second overall, finishing with a 2-under (142) score and Krystian Pushka (Beverly Golf & Country Club) in third, shooting a plus-9 (153). Willis, who started today’s round on top and still had a magnificent showing in this tournament. Pushka crawled up the leaderboard, shooting three birdies to lock into the third position.
“I am very fortunate to win my fourth Ontario Disability Championship. I want to thank Woodington Lakes Golf Course; it is a good test for my game. I had some great shots and some not-so-great shots but I am looking forward to working on my game, my mental game and working to defend my title again next year!” said Stasiuk when asked about winning her fourth straight title.
Congratulation to Willis and Dave Holman (ParaGolf Ontario) on finishing first in the Men’s Net Stableford division and Tess Trojan (Golf Canada Club – Ontario) in the Women’s Net Stableford.
Golf Ontario would like to thank all the players, staff, and volunteers for supporting the 2022 Ontario Disability Championship. Thanks to Woodington Lake Golf Club for hosting this terrific tournament. Lastly, thanks to our sponsors and partners; Adidas, Taylor Made, Golf Talk Canada, Play Golf Myrtle Beach, Humber College, StrackaLine, HUB International, BioSteel, Golf Genius, Modern Golf, Dormie, Durham Artificial Grass, Foresight Sports Canada, Baka, Nikon, and Sport Travel.
We’re incredibly grateful for all your continued support.
About the Ontario Disability Championship
Since 2019, Woodington Lake Golf Club has hosted the Ontario Disability Championship. Played over a 36-hole competition for Men and Women, the Ontario Disability Championship is an inclusive event in which athletes with disabilities compete in a provincial championship environment. The Championship promotes awareness and participation for golfers with disabilities and provides a platform for future talent identification. In addition, the Ontario Disability Championship is a counting event on the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD).
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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