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Ontario Mens & Senior Men’s Match Play Tournament Day 1 Recap

June 6 2023

In an exhilarating start to the highly anticipated Ontario Mens & Senior Men’s Match Play Tournament, the opening day showcased intense competition, surprise victories, and unforgettable performances. Tangle Creek Golf Club provided a challenging yet rewarding course for the competitors. With high winds and sunny skies, players from all over the province battled each other to earn a spot in the next round..Here’s a recap of the thrilling action from day one:

Featured Matches: 

The tournament kicked off with a clash between seasoned veteran David Lang and upcoming prospect Morgan Daly. Lang took the victory with four holes remaining. The match featured numerous birdies and clutch putts, putting the competitors’ composure and talent at the forefront. Team Ontario’s Zachary Smith won his matchup with four holes remaining, he looks to maintain his momentum heading into tomorrow. Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club’s Bradley Greenside demonstrated his knowledge of the course by winning his matchup with six holes remaining. 

Ryan Sommerville, Nathaniel Gray-Lamont and Jacob Robitaille were all forced to play a playoff hole and won their matches respectively. Switching over to the Senior Men’s Match Play, defending champion David Greenaway emerged victorious over his opponent with six holes remaining, showing his skill and experience. Cam Hreljac of Whitevale Golf Club won his matchup through a concession by his opponent. He will now face defending champion David Greenaway in the round of 32. 

As the first day of the Ontario Mens & Senior Men’s Match Play Tournament came to a close, there is much anticipation being built for tomorrow’s round. Heading into day 2, the Men’s round of 32 will begin at 7:30 am est and will be followed by the Senior Men’s round of 16 which will start at 8:34 am est. The Men’s round of 16 will also begin tomorrow at approximately 12:00 pm upon the completion of the round of 32. With each match bringing its own thrills and surprises, the stage is set for an exhilarating remainder of the tournament. As the golfers prepare for Day 2, anticipation and excitement continue to build, promising more captivating battles on the course. 

For Day 2 pairings in start times: click here 

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,

Rob Watson, Tournament Director

For tournament results, click here