Bath, ON – Overnight rain and thunderstorms fortunately cleared for round two of the Ontario Senior Men’s Championship, from Loyalist Golf & Country Club. The sun did its part to dry up the challenging course as the heat and play rose through the day, as players fought to climb the standings and catch our leaders.
The 2020 Ontario Senior Men’s Champion, Dave Bunker (Cherry Hill Club), continued his fierce play shooting a brilliant seven-under (65), including six birdies on the back nine to hold a four-stroke lead heading into tomorrow’s final round. Once again nipping at his heels is Ashley Chinner (Coppinwood), who fired a strong four-under (68) including 4 birdies on his last six holes. Round of the day and lowest of the tournament so far, belonged to Robert G. Cowan (Westmount G&CC), who exploded on the scene with a seven-under stretch over eight holes to shoot an incredible eight-under (65). Brian Humphrys (The Pulpit Club) also had a strong round of three-under (69) on the day to find himself in fourth.
After the cut tonight, the low 48 scorers and anyone tying for 48th place will continue play tomorrow. 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. Chris Kertsos (Coppinwood GC) currently leads in the 65 and over division. Kerry Short (Cherry Hill Club) holds the lead early in the 70 and over division.
Final round action from the championship will tee off Thursday at 8:00 a.m. from Loyalist G&CC. For more info, 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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