Gravenhurst, ON – Mother nature redeemed herself on day two of the Ontario Men’s & Senior Men’s Match Play Championship. Today, the sun was beaming down at Taboo Muskoka Golf course, making for great weather and intense competition. The Men played 36 holes (Round of 32 and 16), setting them up to compete in their quarter-final matchups on Thursday morning. The Senior Men played 18 holes (Round of 16) in the morning after finishing their round of 32 yesterday. Their quarter-final matchups are also set for early tomorrow morning.
With a tournament full of upsets, past champion and number one seed, Charles Fitzsimmons (St. Thomas Golf & Country Club), earned his ticket to the quarter-finals after draining a birdie putt on the first playoff hole. Additional key players to keep an eye on in the quarter-finals are Team Ontario members Ryan Somerville (Summit Golf & Country Club) and Cameron Pero (Picton Golf & Country Club). After winning his round of 32 matchup 7 & 6, Somerville took down his opponent Nolan Wilson (Galt Country Club) in a much closer battle, finishing 2 & 1. In the round of 16, Pero was down 1 to his opponent Josh Dicarlo (Pointe West Golf Club) after the front nine but recovered down the stretch, winning the match 3 & 2 after a great back nine.
For the round of 8, the Men will tee off at 7:30 am, and the Senior Men will tee off right after starting at 8:02 am on Thursday. For media coverage of the Ontario Men’s & Senior Men’s Match Play Championship, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook page 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. It features 64 of Ontario’s best amateur golfers who have qualified earlier this season or gained an exemption into the event. 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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