Gravenhurst, ON – Chilly blue skies welcomed back golfers to round two of the 2021 Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship, at the beautiful Taboo Muskoka. Temperatures rose slightly through the day, as did the wind at times, forcing competitors to work for opportunities to climb the leaderboard on moving day.
Hanging on to the lead once again after 36 holes with a solid one-over par on the day (73) is Brett Mitchell (Galt Country Club). Mitchell started off on fire with three birdies on his first ten holes but unfortunately stumbled down the stretch with four bogeys and a double-bogey. Also sitting alone in second again with a one-over (73) for the day is Jonn Drewery (Westmount G&CC). Climbing the leaderboard ranks with a three-under (69) was both Will Mitchell (Oshawa G&CC) and three-time Men’s Mid-Am Champion Dave Bunker (Cherry Hill Club). Drewery sits even par after two rounds, while Bunker sits at one-over. Low round of the day belongs to Eric Pattenaude (Sarnia G&CC),who recorded a stellar three-under (68) to find himself in fifth place alongside Scott Rutgers (Pointe West GC) and Josh Hunke (Deer Ridge GC).
Golf Ontario will also recognize the Mid-Master (40+) Champion after tomorrow’s final round. For this section, Drewery currently leads the group with a score of -1 with Bunker two strokes back.
Golf Ontario will be making cuts tonight to the low 48 scorers (and anyone tying for 48th place) to continue to play into tomorrow’s third round. The final round of the Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship will begin at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday morning). For more information on the championship and to follow the leaderboard, click here to view our Golf Genius tournament page.
About the Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship
Since 1993, the Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur championship has proven to be one of Ontario’s most sought after and important Championship titles. The 54-hole competition caters to Ontario’s best golfers age 25 and older that have gained entry into the event through qualifying tournaments or an exemption.
Despite its young history, the championship has developed a notable list of past champions including Garrett Rank (2015, 2018) and Golf Hall of Fame members Stu Hamilton (1993, 1998), Kelly Roberts (1997), and Dave Bunker (2007, 2011, 2014).
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Key Provincial Competitions Protocols/Restrictions (as of September 22nd, 2021)
- Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses, plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities.
- The Ontario Government has indicated that as of September 22, valid proof of vaccination will include either the paper or PDF vaccine receipt (received following 2nd shot), along with a government-issued photo ID.
- Proof of vaccination IS required for:
- Indoor Golf Simulators
- Indoor Dining
- Indoor Sports and Recreation Facilities
- Indoor Meeting and Events Spaces
- The Ontario Government has indicated that there are exceptions:
- Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a doctor’s note until recognized medical exemptions can be integrated as part of a digital vaccine certificate.
- Children who are 11 years of age and younger and unable to be vaccinated will also be exempted from these requirements.
- You can find more information in this Ontario Government News Release.
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