Bath, ON – It was a cool calm day to start round one of the Ontario Senior Men’s Championship, at the beautiful Loyalist Golf & Country Club. While the sun showed up on occasion, players battled mostly windy, cooler conditions for the remainder of the day.
Two very familiar faces came out of the gates on fire; 2020 Ontario Senior Men’s Champion Dave Bunker (Cherry Hill Club) and 2020 silver medalist Ashley Chinner (Coppinwood). Bunker fired a stellar six-under (66) included 6 birdies, two bogeys and an impressive eagle on the fifth hole to claim top spot on the early leaderboard with Chinner right behind him once again. Chinner respectively shot a beautiful five-under round (67) on the strength of five birdies to sit just one stroke behind Bunker. Joe Miszk also of (Cherry Hill Club) recorded a brilliant three-under (69) late in the day to claim third place alone currently. Also under par after one-under (71) scores are John Zdonek (Pointe West Golf Club) and Phil Reddon (Heron Point Golf Links)
After 36 holes, the low 48 scorers and anyone tying for 48th place will continue play. The championship will see an Ontario Senior Men’s Champion crowned, as well as a champion for the age 65 and over, and age 70 and over divisions. Don Mclean (Greystone Golf Club) and Glen Chandler (Craigowan Golf Club) currently lead in the 65 and over division. Chandler also has an early hold of the 70 and over title.
Second round action from the championship will tee off at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15th. For more info, tee times, and leaderboard information, check out our Golf Genius webpage here.
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 greatest amateurs of the century, won the event a record 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.
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