Scarborough – A thrilling late victory highlighted the 100th playing of the 2022 Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship from Scarboro Golf & Country Club. Sunshine beamed down on the course, heating up play, especially for the new champ, Peyton Callens, who fired a scorching 7-under (64).
Callens would make a solid late push late in the round, including a hat-trick of birdies on the final three holes to claim the title, highlighted by a chip-in birdie on the 17th. Owen Kim (Hamilton Golf & Country Club) and Aidan Gavey (Golf Canada Club – Ontario) tied for second place. Kim also had a wonderful day firing a -5 (66) on his round. In total, twelve players would shoot under par on a tough final day.
I hit the same as the first few days, today the flat stick just got hot. It just started to peak, which made the difference,” said Callens after the round. He added, “I think the confidence I found yesterday carried over to today.”
Golf Ontario would like to thank all the players, staff, and volunteers for supporting the centennial Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship. As well, a huge thank you to Scarboro Golf & Country Club for hosting this terrific week. 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 extremely grateful for all your continued support.
About the Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship
The Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship was first played in 1923 at Lakeview Golf and Country Club. Featuring the best amateur golfers in the province, it is arguably the most prestigious event in the country. Many players have kick-started their journey to professional golf through the event.
Since the inaugural event, the Ontario Amateur has enjoyed an illustrious history of great champions, including highly decorated amateur golfer and NHL referee Garrett Rank (2018), 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir (1990 & 1992), Gerry Kesselring (1949, 1951, 1952, 1953), professional players Jon Mills (2001), Corey Conners (2010), Albin Choi (2012), Chris Hemmerich (2014) and Gary Cowan. Cowan holds the record for the most Ontario Amateur Championships with nine (1964, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981 & 1984).
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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