Mitchell and Horn lead after Round 1 of the Indigenous Ontario Championship

Six Nations, ON- The eagerly anticipated 2023 Indigenous Ontario Championship kicked off with a flourish earlier today at Montill G&CC, showcasing both remarkable golfing skills and a deep connection to tradition. Over 110 Indigenous golfers from across North America came together to compete in a championship that celebrates their heritage and passion for the game. The opening round provided a captivating display of talent, camaraderie, and cultural pride.

Leading the way in the men’s overall division is Ky Horn of (Mohawks of Kahnawake) after a tremendous 4-under (68) opening round including three birdies and one eagle. Having only made one bogey the whole round, Horn looks to maintain his momentum going into the second day of the Indigenous Ontario Championship. Close behind is Ian Ford of (Lac Seul First Nations) finishing his first round at even par. Having made four birdies and four bogeys in his first round, Ford looks to find consistency in his game heading into tomorrow. Aiden Deng of (Muskoday First Nation) and George Kosch (Abenaki) are currently tied for third place having both shot 2-over (74).

Switching over to the women’s overall division, defending champion Cheryl Mitchell (Walpole Island First Nation) leads the way after shooting an opening round six-over (78) with two birdies and eight par’s. One shot behind in second place is Skyesong Alexis of (Alexis Nakoda Sioux Nation) who shot a 7-over (79) to finish her first round. In third place is Kathryn Corbiere of (M’Chigeeng First Nation) who looks to stake her claim at the top spot going into tomorrow after shooting an 8-over (80) in round one.

Round 2 gets underway tomorrow morning with tee times beginning at 8am off the first and tenth tees. Make sure to visit the tournament website for the full leaderboard and tee times. For pictures please check out our Facebook album.

About the Indigenous Ontario Championship:

The Indigenous Ontario Championship is a 54 hole competition open to men and women of all ages. The championship features a Gross division and a Net Stableford division and also recognizes the top junior and senior players. Golf Ontario has worked closely with Indigenous leaders to ensure this event provides players and spectators with a memorable provincial championship experience. The championship will bring awareness to the growth of the game of golf and the impact it has on the communities.

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.

Stay Connected on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @TheGolfOntario

To stay informed on Golf Ontario’s championship play, events, and additional updates, make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and like us on Facebook. Make sure to visit our website for the full leaderboard. For pictures please visit our Facebook album.

For more information, please contact:

John Lawrence, Director, Competitions and Performance, Golf Ontario