Golf Ontario

Day 2 Rolls Into Sunset

June 27, 2023

Round two of the 101st Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship made for a long day at Black Bear Ridge Golf Resort. With thunder and lighting causing an early suspension yesterday, the second round went well into the evening where play was ultimately suspended as the sun went down at 8:30 p.m.

Currently sitting atop the leaderboard tied for first place with a score of two-under-par (70) is Ashton McCulloch (Cataraqui Golf & Country Club) who made four birdies and Owen Kim (Golf Canada Championships Club), with five birdies and one bogey. Aidan Gavey (MontHill Golf & Country Club) is in third place shooting a score of (70) with five birdies and three bogeys.

The continuation of the second round of the 101st Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship will resume at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Following the completion of round two, the field will be cut to the low 60 scores plus ties to continue to play into the third and final round. For more information on the championship and to follow the leaderboard, click here for the official tournament website.

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 most significant 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.

For more information, please contact:

Greg Mitchell, Coordinator; Brand, Communications & Marketing Golf Ontario,

Rob Watson, Tournament Director

For tournament results, click here 

For tournament photos, click here