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Heavy Rain Dominates Day 1 of Men’s & Senior Men’s Match Play


Gravenhurst, ON – Mother nature was not on our side today at the Ontario Men’s & Senior Men’s Match Play Championship from the beautiful Taboo Muskoka Golf Course. Competitors fought off heavy rain throughout their entire round, and while the wet conditions were difficult for some, they proved helpful for others. Both the Men and Senior Men completed 18 holes today, with the Men (64 bracket) teeing off at 7:30 am and the Senior Men (32 bracket) teeing off just past 12:30 pm.

Even with the tough conditions, it was an exciting round today, with many golfers proving that seeding is just a number. The lower seeded underdog won over a quarter of all matches, making for some exhilarating play. 

In the Men’s grouping, some competitors to keep an eye on heading into the round of 32 include Charles Fitzsimmons (St. Thomas Golf & Country Club), Bavake Sihota (Golf Canada Club – Ontario), Dave Bunker (Cherry Hill Club), Nolan Piazza (Cherry Hill Club) and Team Ontario members Isaiah Ellis, Ryan Somerville, Cameron Pero and Justin Matthews. With the Senior Men’s, competitors to take note of include Joe Miszk (Cherry Hill Club), Dave Greenaway (Barrie Country Club), and Perry Freda (Madawaska Golf Course).


Tomorrow, the Men will play 36 holes, whereas the Senior Men will play 18 again. Tee times for the Men’s round of 32 will begin at 7:30 am, and the Senior Men’s round of 16 will tee off at 8:34 am. Please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook page for media coverage of the Ontario Men’s Match Play Championship to view our photo albums. To follow along with the leaderboard, visit our Golf Genius page.

About the Ontario Men’s Match Play Championship

Established in 1986, The Ontario Men’s Match Play Championship is contested annually and features 64 of Ontario’s best amateur golfers that have qualified earlier this season, or who have gained an exemption into the event. Notable former champions include Ontario Golf Hall of Fame members Ian Leggatt, David Hearn, David Byrne and Dave Bunker.

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 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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