Scarborough – What started as a warm, windy and beautiful day at the Scarboro Golf & Country Club saw a brief rain delay before completing day one of the 2022 Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship.
The rain delay only lasted 30 minutes, allowing the golfers to get back on the course and wrap up the first round of play. To end round one, Jeff Fang (Players Club – Markham) finished top of the table with a 3-under (68). Behind Fang, with a score of minus-two (69), Aidan Gavey (Beverly Golf & Country Club) holds the second overall spot. Bennett Ruby (Westmount Golf & Country Club), Jeffrey Clarke (Glencairn Golf Club), Zachary Smith (Brampton Golf Club Ltd), and Justin Allen (Weston Golf & Country Club Ltd) all sit tied in third with a score of minus-one (70).
The men will start round two tomorrow morning at 8 am and will tee off on holes one and eight. For media coverage of the Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook page to view our photo albums. To follow along with the leaderboard, visit our Golf Genius page.
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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Peter MacKellar, Manager, Marketing and Communications, Golf Ontario;
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