Toronto, ON –Amongst the changing fall colours Ontario’s best 60 teams competed in the 2023 Ontario Men’s Better-Ball Championship at Oakdale Golf & Country Club. The championship began with a 10 a.m. shotgun start seeing Daniel DiFrancesco + Traynor Turkiewicz(Brantford Golf & Country Club Ltd.) emerge victorious.
One stroke ahead of second place with a score of seven-under-par (65) are Daniel DiFrancesco + Traynor Turkiewicz(Brantford Golf & Country Club Ltd.). The team made an impressive six birdies and one eagle. DiFrancesco said the conditions and greens were “unbelievable” and thanked the grounds crew for their hard work.
Following closely behind in second place was a large group of competitors with a tie between 5 different teams; Pete Sauerbrei + Simon Reyers(Cataraqui Golf & Country Club), Justin Allen + Owen Allen(Weston Golf & Country Club Ltd), Jim Zwolak + Ian Gately(Heron Point Golf Links), Sean O’Malley + Kevin Melville(Whistle Bear Golf Club), PAUL STEVENS + Matt Stevens(Kawartha Golf Club). All of the teams finished the round with a score of six-under-par (66).
Golf Ontario would like to thank all the players, staff, and volunteers for supporting the 2023 Ontario Men’s Better-Ball Championship. Thank you to Oakdale Golf & Country Club for hosting this amazing event. Lastly, thanks to our sponsors and partners for supporting golf across Ontario.
For media coverage of the 2023 Ontario Men’s Better-Ball Championship, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook Page to view our photo albums. For the full leaderboard, please visit our official tournament website
For media coverage of the 2023 Ontario Men’s Better-Ball Championship, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook Page to view our photo albums. For the full leaderboard, please visit our official tournament website.
About The Ontario Men’s Better-Ball
The Ontario Men’s Better-Ball Championship has been played since 1959. All but two of the championships have taken place at Oakdale G&CC. The tournament is open to teams whose members both have up-to-date Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 8.4 or less at the time of online registration through the completion of the Championship. Each team’s combined Handicap Factor must not exceed 12.8 at the time of online registration through the completion of the Championship. Previous event winners include: Gary Cowan, Bill Morland, Nick Weslock, Kelly Roberts, Warren Sye, Matthew Ion Young, Albin Choi, Garrett Rank and Simon McInnis, Simon Reyers and Peter Sauerbrei, John Drewery and Derek McGrath, Ryan Kings and Josh Hunke.
About Golf Ontario
Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial sports 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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