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Ontario Men’s & Senior Men’s Match Play Tournament Day 3 Recap

“Thrilling Matches Bring Surprises and Shakeup in the Tournament Bracket”

June 8, 2023

Day 3 of the anticipated Ontario Men’s & Senior Men’s Match Play Tournament saw some of the most captivating and intense battles at Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club. With strong winds and cold temperatures playing an important part in the performance of the golfers, contenders from both divisions made their way through the quarter and semi-final matches.

Featured Matches: 

Ontario Senior Men’s Champion of Champions winner Rob Gibson won his quarter-final match and faced Cam Hreljac in the semi-finals. In a hard-fought contest, it was Gibson who eventually came out on top, advancing to the finals. Rob Cowan won his quarter-final matchup against Steve Houle, advancing him to the semi-finals where he faced Steve Fredericks. Fredericks experience and composure allowed him to come out on top and will now face Rob Gibson in the finals. 

Switching over to the Men’s division, Justin Matthews emerged victorious in his quarter-final matchup, advancing to the semi-finals where he faced Jacob Robitaille. After a thrilling contest, resulting in the match extending to 20 holes, it was Matthews who came out on top and clinched his spot in the finals. On the other side of the bracket, Derek Dalziel defeated Josh DiCarlo in his quarter-final, advancing to the semi’s where he played Zach Smith. The match was a back-and-forth contest throughout, which resulted in Smith capturing the victory. The current Team Ontario member will now face Justin Matthews, another former Team Ontario team member in the finals of the Men’s Match Play.

Looking Ahead: Tournament Reaches Its Climax. 

As the remaining contenders vie for the coveted title, anticipation is at an all-time high, making the Ontario Men’s & Senior Men’s Match Play Tournament one of the most thrilling events of the year. Tee times will start at 7:30 am & 7:40 am for the Men’s and Senior Men’s finals respectively. Stay tuned for more exhilarating golfing action tomorrow. 

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

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