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GAO Unveils 2014 Tournament Schedule

The Club a North Halton will host the GAO 2014 Investors Group Ontario Amateur Championship July 8-11.
The Club a North Halton will host the GAO 2014 Investors Group Ontario Amateur Championship July 8-11.

UXBRIDGE, ON— The Golf Association of Ontario (GAO) is proud to announce its 2014 tournament schedule that will again feature some of the best golf courses in Ontario.

Kicking off the schedule is the Men’s Better-Ball Championship on May 15 at Oakdale Golf & Country Club. “I think we have strong clubs lined up for 2014, especially for our major event,” said Director of Rules and Competitions Dave Colling.

The GAO is also pleased to return to Northern Ontario at the Timberwolf Golf Club, just outside of Sudbury, for the Investors Group Junior Boys’ Championship, July 15-18. The Junior Boys’ event will feature final qualifying this year, similar to what has been used with the Men’s Amateur.

This year, both the Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships will take place at the same time, July 8-11, in the same area. The Brampton Golf Club will welcome the ladies, while The Club at North Halton, in Georgetown, will host the men. A pair of changes to the Women’s Amateur Championship in 2014 are that it will be a 72-hole event, a first for the tournament, and there will be a reduction in the eligible handicap from 12 to 8.4. “This is to ensure the highest level of competition,” said Colling. “It will reduce the field down to 90.”

The GAO is also returning to Eastern Ontario with the Bantam (U15) Boys’ and Girls’ Championships at the Canadian Golf and Country Club in Kanata. There will be off-site qualifying for this event at three different courses.

The 2014 Juvenile (U17) Boys’ and Girls’ Championships will be run as part of the Ontario Summer Games Aug. 8-10 at Roseland Golf and Country Club in Windsor. This year’s field has been expanded to include 90 players, 60 boys and 30 girls.

Finally, the George S. Lyon Team Challenge, Sept. 2 at The Club at Bond Head, reverts to an open format in 2014 after a senior tournament in 2013. The event will continue to alternate between the two formats in future years.

Registration and qualifying info is set to go live on at noon on Jan 27.

Tournament Schedule

Date Tournament Course
May 15 Men’s Better-Ball Championship- Oakdale Golf & Country Club
May 17-19 IG Junior Spring Classic (U19) Boys Wooden Sticks Golf Club
May 17-19 IG Junior Spring Classic (U19) – Girls Sleepy Hollow Country Club
June 2-4 Women’s Match Play Woodington Lake Golf Club – Legacy Course
June 3-6 Men’s Match Play The Lake Joseph Club
June 11 Women’s Champion of Champions Grey Silo Golf Course
June 12 Men’s Champion of Champions Peterborough Golf & Country Club
June 17-19 Investors Group Ontario Mid-Amateur Burlington Golf & Country Club
June 23 Senior Men’s Champion of Champions RiverBend Golf Community
July 1-4 Investors Group Junior (U19) Boys Match Play Taboo Resort
July 2-4 Junior (U19) Girls’ Match Play Galt Country Club
July 8-11 Investors Group Women’s Amateur Brampton Golf Club
July 8-11 Investors Group Ontario Amateur The Club at North Halton
July 15-18 Investors Group Junior (U19) Girls’ Championship Maple City Country Club
July 15-18 Investors Group Junior (U19) Boys’ Championship Timberwolf Golf Club
July 29-31 Investors Group Senior Women’s Championship Ambassador Golf Club
Aug. 6-7 Bantam (U15) Boys’ & Girls’ Championship Canadian Golf & Country Club – West
Aug. 8-10 Ontario Summer Games(Ontario Juvenile Boys’ & Girls’ Championship) Roseland Golf & Country Club
Aug. 12-14 Investors Group Women’s Mid-Amateur Hawk Ridge Golf & Country Club – Timber Ridge
Aug. 12-14 Investors Group Senior Men’s Championship Hunters Pointe Golf Course
Sept. 2 George S. Lyon Club Team Championship The Club at Bond Head – North & South
Sept. 8-9 Baka Wireless Public Player National Pines Golf Club
Sept. 15 Women’s Four-Ball Championship Horseshoe Resort – Highlands
Sept. 22 Senior Men’s Better-Ball Championship Highland Country Club