BRAMPTON— The Golf Association of Ontario’s (GAO) season concluded on September 24 with the final provincial championship of 2015: the Ontario Senior Men’s Better-Ball Championship. This year, Brampton Golf Club played host to the event that saw 64 teams and 128 players compete for the title.
At the end of the day it was the team of Robert Gibson and Colin Grieve that walked away as champions. Gibson, from Toronto and the Cedar Brae Golf Club, and Grieve, from Stoney Creek and the Glendale Golf & Country Club, finished the day at a combined six-under (65) to win the title by two strokes.
The leaderboard was a logjam after the winners as five teams tied for second with rounds of four-under (67). The list included: St. Catharines’ Michael Baines (Twenty Valley Golf & Country Club) and Burlington’s Mike Soucie (Twenty Valley Golf & Country Club); Chris Kertsos (York Downs Golf & Country Club), from Pickering, and Bolton’s Dan Partland (The National Golf Club of Canada); Caledon’s Ronald Kerr (Brampton Golf Club) and Glenn McClelland (Brampton Golf Club); Caledon’s Marty Quincey (Devil’s Pulpit Golf Association) and Oakville’s Brian Semkiw (Devil’s Pulpit Golf Association); and Newmarket’s David Stroud and Toronto’s Don McLean (Greystone Golf Club).
After the five teams in second, there were four other pairs tied for seventh at three-under (68).
For full tournament information, including the final leaderboard, see the tournament site at: http://gao.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/gao15/event/gao15101/index.htm
About the Ontario Senior Men’s Better-Ball Championship
The Ontario Senior Men’s Better Ball Championship was first contested in 1982. It is open to players aged 55 and older as of the date of the tournament. The championship trophy was donated by the Oakdale Golf & Country Club, who annually host the GAO’s Men’s Better Ball Championship. Notable champions include Ontario Golf Hall of Famers Nick Westlock and Stu Hamilton. The GAO would like to thank the staff and volunteers from Brampton Golf Club, along with the GAO volunteers, for their support of amateur golf in Ontario.