Sarnia, ON – Our province’s best Senior Men’s golfers prepare to face off in the 2022 Ontario Senior Men’s Championship from July 25-27 at Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. This championship, presented by Sarnia Lambton Tourism, includes competitors aged 55 and older, who face off in 54-holes of stroke play to determine the 2022 provincial champion. Sarnia Golf & Curling Club last hosted this tournament in 2008, when Brian Jeffrey would take home the victory.
“The Sarnia Golf & Curling Club and the Sarnia-Lambton area are extremely excited to host the upcoming Ontario Senior Men’s Golf Championship,” said Jamie Parkinson, Head Golf Professional at Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. “Our golf course is in excellent shape, and from hosting past championship events, we know it will be a true test to all the participants in this year’s field. We look forward to welcoming the players, our sponsors, the Golf Ontario Team and all the spectators July 24th through July 27th.”
The championship includes not only a Senior Men’s Champion crowned but also a champion for ages 65 and over and ages 70 and over divisions.
2021 Champion Ashley Chinner (Coppinwood GC) has gotten off to a hot start to the 2022 season after winning the Men’s Mid-Master division at the Men’s Mid-Am Championship earlier this summer. Chinner will be trying to win this event in back-to-back years, although he will have to face off against some tough competition. Ten-time Golf Ontario Champion Dave Bunker (Cherry Hill Club) will be looking to reclaim his throne after finishing second place behind Chinner last year. Also, watch for the 2019 Champion and 2022 Ontario Senior Men’s Match Play Champion, Dave Greenaway (Barrie CC). Other past winners include Mark Brewer (Whitevale GC), John Murphy (Heritage Hills GC), Christopher Kertsos (Public Player), and Larry Cooper (Mississauga G&CC). Rob Cowan is fresh off qualifying for the 2022 USGA Senior Men’s Amateur.
Action from the championship will tee off at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 25th. Check out our Golf Genius Page here for qualifying, tee times, and leaderboard information.
About The Ontario Senior Men’s Championship
Conducted since 1936, the Ontario Senior Men’s Championship event features Ontario’s best male amateur golfers aged 55 and over, competing over 54 holes of stroke play competition.
Canadian and Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member Nick Weslock, one of Canada’s most outstanding amateurs of the century, won the event a record 11 times between 1968 and 1980. Other notable past champions include Stu Hamilton (2001, 2006), Mike Jackson (2010, 2011 and 2013) and Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member Warren Sye in 2012.
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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For more information please contact:
Peter MacKellar, Manager, Marketing and Communications, Golf Ontario;
Adam (AJ) Abraham, Assistant, Marketing Communications, Golf Ontario;