Golf Ontario

McInnis Captures the 31st Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

June 22, 2023

Burlington, ON – Calm winds and sunny conditions greeted players for the final round of the 31st Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship, at the gorgeous Burlington Golf & Country Club. Players took advantage of the improving conditions as they battled to the finish line.

Walking away with his first provincial title was Simon McInnis (Golf Ontario Member) after posting a solid repeat of yesterday’s (68), shooting five birdies and 3 bogeys. Tied for second place is Ben Thompson (Scarboro Golf & Country Club) and Phil Arci (The Pulpit Club). Ben Thompson (Scarboro Golf & Country Club) shot a four-over (74) with three birdies and three bogies knocking him off his two-round lead. After shooting a three-over (73) today Phil Arci (The Pulpit Club) had only one birdie today, four shy of his birdie count in rounds 1 and 2.

Simon McInnis (Golf Ontario Member), expressed he “feels great about the win”, stating “the golf course was phenomenal” and felt he had a good plan and stuck to it. McInnis said it was tough coming in but noted he was not the only competitor to have struggles throughout the day. With a tough battle to the end McInnis responded with a sure “No” when asked whether he had the feeling at any point that the Championship was going to be his to take home today.

McInnis thanked club staff members and fellow competitors and remarked “it was an honour to compete”.

Golf Ontario would like to thank the players, officials and volunteers for their support of the 2023 Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.  Also, Golf Ontario would like to thank Burlington Golf & Country Club board of directors, members and staff for hosting and supporting the players and championship.

Lastly, a huge thank you to golf Ontario partners; Adidas, TaylorMade, Golf Talk Canada, Play Golf Myrtle Beach, Humber College, HUB International, BioSteel, Golf Genius, Modern Golf, Dormie, Durham Artificial Grass, Foresight Sports Canada, Baka, Nikon, Solo Golf, and Sport Travel. We are grateful for your continued support.

For more information on the championship and to follow the leaderboard, click here to view the official tournament page.

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About the Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

Since 1993, the Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur championship has proven to be one of Ontario’s most sought-after and important Championship titles. The 54-hole competition caters to Ontario’s best golfers age 25 and older that have gained entry into the event through qualifying tournaments or an exemption. Despite its young history, the championship has developed a notable list of past champions including Garrett Rank (2015, 2018) and Golf Hall of Fame members Stu Hamilton (1993, 1998), Kelly Roberts (1997), and Dave Bunker (2007, 2011, 2014, 2021).

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,

John Lawrence, Tournament Director

For tournament results, click here