June 7, 2023
The Ontario Mens & Senior Mens Match Play Tournament entered its second day with a whirlwind of action and drama at Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club. Upon the completion of the round of 32, the Men’s division proceeded with their round of 16. Factors such as fatigue and strong winds played a major part in the performance of the golfers throughout the day. The Senior men completed their round of 16 in preparation for their quarter-finals tomorrow. As the remaining players battled it out in the quest of moving to the next round, day two proved to be a rollercoaster ride of intense matches, unexpected twists, and surprising upsets. Here’s a recap of the thrilling events that unfolded during this exciting day.
The day began with seasoned veteran David Lang falling to Jack Deighan. Deighan went on to lose to Derek Dalziel who will now face Josh Dicarlo in the quarter-finals. Team Ontario’s Zach Smith won his matchup against Kiefer Bulau in a thrilling contest which came down to the final couple of holes. Smith went on to defeat Colin Wright in the round of 16 but will face fierce competition from Ontario Men’s Champion of Champions winner Bradley Greenside. Ryan Somerville won his round of 16 matchup and will now face another local competitor Jacob Robitaille from Midland Golf & Country Club in the quarter-finals. After playing 42 holes throughout the day, from consecutive extended matches, Matteo Rocco won his matchup and will now face Justin Matthews in another quarter-final match up.
Switching over to the Senior Men’s division both 1 and 2 seeds came up short as Cam Hreljac defeated defending champion David Greenaway, he now faces Michael Mealia in the quarter-finals. Matthew Skipp defeated 2022 Ontario Senior Men’s champion John Crowther in a tense matchup that came down to the last couple of holes. Ontario Champion of Champions Senior division winner Rob Gibson advanced to the quarter-finals and now faces Gawain Robertson. The last quarter-final match will be between Rob Cowan and Steve Houle, which promises to be an exciting matchup between two experienced golfers.
Looking Ahead: Anticipation Builds for Day 3
As the Ontario Men’s & Senior Men’s Match Play Tournament heads into its third day, the golfers will take part in the quarter-finals followed by the semifinals in the afternoon. Tee times for the Men’s and Senior Men’s divisions will start at 7:30 am and 8:00 am respectively. With established favourites reeling from upsets and rising stars making their presence known, the competition promises to intensify further. The remaining players must now regroup, refocus, and bring their A-game as they strive to advance in the tournament and inch closer to the coveted championship title.
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Rob Watson, Tournament Director
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