Bath, ON – With fall golf season almost upon us, Golf Ontario is excited to welcome the 2020 Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship, presented by BioSteel, to the Loyalist Country Club from September 22nd to 24th. As championship season is close to conclusion, we would like to thank all players for respecting and continuing to adhere to the Covid-19 protocols.
The beautiful Loyalist Golf and Country Club, designed by Ted Baker, features colourful natural watercourse, strategic bunkering, and native grasses. As one of the most well maintained courses in the area, Assistant Professional Austin James, says the players can expect “a tight front nine through the trees, with more scoring opportunities and wedge shots on the back. As we are located close to the lake, players can anticipate strong winds out of the southwest for majority of their round. There are water hazards through about half of the course, so players will need to precisely place their shot”. Additionally, players may experiences a challenge on “number three and nine, as they are really tight tee shots. Depending on the tee placement, if number twelve is set all the way back, It will be very tough as it’s usually into the wind.”
The Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship will consist of athletes from the following four qualifiers: Rebel Creek GC (September 14), Meadowbrook G&CC (September 15), Cataraqui G&CC (September 17), and Wildfire GC (September 17). For leaderboard information on qualifiers, please click the golf course name. The strong field has a number of players returning to defend their title, with those included being three-time champion and 2020 Ontario Senior Men’s Champion, Dave Bunker (Cherry Hill Club), 2013 champion, Tyler McDannold (Kawartha G&CC), 2016 champion, Matthew Sim (Mississaugua G&CC), and 2019 champion Charles Fitzsimmons (Thornhill Club).
We are also excited to have introduced a Front Line Workers donation program this year as part of our registration process, to give back to the local communities we will be playing in. The Front Line Workers donations from the Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship will be donated to Lennox and Addington County General Hospital.
First tee off for round one on Tuesday, September 22nd is set for 8:00 a.m. For more information on the championship and to follow the leaderboard, click here.
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), Dave Bunker (2007, 2011, 2014).
Key Provincial Competitions Protocols/Restrictions (subject to change)
- No caddies permitted. (all events)
- No spectators, including coaches and media, permitted. (**Exception: Players 18 & Under may have one accompanying adult)
- No motorized carts permitted. (**Exception: Single rider carts only for Senior & Disability Championships)
- All events will be a single tee start – no shotguns or split tees.
- Restricted field numbers. (see individual championships)
- Qualifiers will have limited field sizes. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Click here for the full version of the Championship protocols. **These protocols are subject to change as new guidance is received from the government.
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For more information please contact:
Brianna Christopher, Assistant, Marketing Communications.
Peter MacKellar, Manager, Marketing and Communications.