Sarnia G&CC Senior Men's Am

Crowther Takes Home the Gold at Men’s Senior with Strong Finish


Golfers set out on the course for the final round of the Ontario Senior Men’s Amateur this morning to give Sarnia Golf and Curling Club their last crack at topping the leaderboard. It was a tight contest all day between John Crowther and Joe Miszk (Cherry Hill Golf Club), but it was John who could hold on and come out on top.

A near bogey-free round for Crowther sent him to the top of the leaderboard, where Joe Miszk met him. Crowther started the back 9 with back-to-back birdies to build momentum coming down the final stretch of holes. Despite taking a bogey on the 17th, Crowther’s score of -3 on the day was enough to keep him at the top.

Not far behind Crowther and Miszk was 2021 champion Ashley Chinner (Coppinwood Golf Club). Chinner had a phenomenal day shooting -3 to bring him to even par after three rounds. His strong play secured him a third-place finish and a place at the National Championships in Red Deer, Alberta, alongside Crowther and Miszk.

Lars Melander (Oakville Golf Club) took home both the 65+ and 70+ division titles. Lars claimed the top of the podium by only one stroke after a stellar even par final round.

Sarnia Golf and Curling Club enjoyed three days of incredible golf and some exciting finishes on this final day. Golf Ontario would like to thank all the players, staff, and volunteers for supporting the 2022 Ontario Senior Men’s Championship. Lastly, thank you 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.

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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 most outstanding amateurs of the century, won the event 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.

About Golf Ontario

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