Tecumseh, ON – Due to dangerous weather and water accumulation after a night of heavy rainfall, round three of the Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship presented by TD Brazier/Dupuis Wealth Management, has been suspended and moved to Friday. Instead, round two at Beach Grove G&CC resumed play at noon with the final two groups of the round taking to the course.
Following the completion of round two, cuts have been made to the low 48 plus ties. Taking the lead today after a birdie on eighteen is Oakland University Athletics golfer, Thomas Giroux (The Club at North Halton). Holding second after firing a round of 67 as well, is Taylor Beckstead of Tangle Creek G&CC, with Connor Rochon (Weston G&CC) and Nicholas Hofland (Hamilton G&CC) trailing one-stroke back in third. The group of Curtis Hughes (Beach Grove G&CC), David Lang (Donalda Club), Simon McInnis (Rebel Creek GC), Cam Kellett (St. Thomas G&CC), and Charles Fitzsimmons (St. Thomas G&CC) all share T5 heading into the final day of competition tomorrow.
After consultation with the course superintendent and the unfavourable weather forecast tomorrow, the tournament committee has made the decision to shorten the championship to 54 holes. Final round tee times have been emailed to players and are now posted on the tournament website. Action will get underway at 7:30 a.m.. tomorrow.
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About the Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship
The Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship was first played in 1923 at Lakeview Golf and Country Club. Featuring the best amateur golfers in the province, it is arguably the most prestigious event in the country. Many players have kickstarted their journey to professional golf through the event.
Since the inaugural event, the Ontario Amateur has enjoyed an illustrious history of great champions including highly decorated amateur golfer and NHL referee Garrett Rank (2018), 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir (1990 & 1992), Gerry Kesselring (1949, 1951, 1952, 1953), professional players Jon Mills (2001), Corey Conners (2010), Albin Choi (2012), Chris Hemmerich (2014) and Gary Cowan. Cowan holds the record for the most Ontario Amateur Championships with nine (1964, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981 & 1984).
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