Gravenhurst, ON – Cold fall golf conditions ushered in round one of the 2021 Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship, at the scenic Taboo Muskoka. Known for its panoramic beauty, the Taboo golf course is a captivating gateway to Muskoka, one of Canada’s truly outstanding golf destinations. While cooler blue skies hung overhead all day, the competitors took to the challenging and beautiful course in hopes of an early hot start.
Holding the leader position after round one with an impressive score of four-under par (67) is Brett Mitchell (Galt Country Club), who shot four birdies on a clean scorecard to finish off the low score of the day. Sitting alone in second with a three-under (68) for the day, including five birdies and two bogeys, is Jonn Drewery (Westmount G&CC). One stroke back of Drewery is both 2019 Champion Charles Fitzsimmons (St. Thomas G&CC) and Ryan Kings (Deer Ridge GC) with solid two-under rounds (69).
After round two, Golf Ontario will be making cuts to the low 48 scorers (and anyone tying for 48th place) to continue play into the third and final round. The second round of the Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship will begin at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday 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.
For more information please contact:
Manager, Marketing and Communications, Golf Ontario;
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