Skyesong and Horn lead heading into the final day of the Indigenous Ontario Championship

Six Nations, ON- Wet conditions and cooler temperatures greeted players today at the second round of the Indigenous Ontario Championship at Monthill G&CC. The weather did little to dampen the spirits of both the players and the attendees, as they showcased unwavering resilience that resulted in an action-packed day.After the second round completed, the men’s overall field was cut from 90 players to 45 and ties. On the other side, the women’s overall division was cut from 25 to 12 and ties.

In the women’s overall division, Alexis Skyesong of (Alexis Nakoda Sioux Nation) moved into first place after shooting a 1-over (73) which included four birdies. Moving down into second play was Cheryl Mitchell of (Walpole Island First Nation) as she finished her second round with a 7-over (79). Kathryn Corbiere of (M’Chigeeng First Nation) maintained her spot in third place having shot a 9-over (81).

Heading over to the men’s overall division, after getting off to a slow start, Ky Horn of (Mohawks of Kahnawakewas) was able to bounce back and keep his lead after shooting a 3-over (75). His second round featured two birdies and an eagle. Staying in second place is Ian Ford (Lac Seul First Nations) after shooting 1-over (73). Ford looks to stake his claim at the title come the final round tomorrow. Moving up into third place is last year’s men’s overall champion, John Monture of (Mohawk – Six Nations of the Grand River) who shot a 3-over (75) to jump ahead in the leaderboard.

In recognizing the achievements of the competitors, awards were given to various sub categories. Winning the award for the Junior Boys division was Lucas Rogers of (Kettle and Stony Point). On the women’s side, Savana Smith of (Delaware Nation) captured the title for Junior Girls and the Women’s Net overall. Kathy Jamieson of (Six Nations) was recognized for winning the Senior Women’s division.

The final round gets underway tomorrow morning with tee times beginning at 8am off the first tee. Make sure to visit the tournament website for the full leaderboard and tee times. For pictures please check out our Facebook album.

About the Indigenous Ontario Championship:

The Indigenous Ontario Championship is a 54 hole competition open to men and women of all ages. The championship features a Gross division and a Net Stableford division and also recognizes the top junior and senior players. Golf Ontario has worked closely with Indigenous leaders to ensure this event provides players and spectators with a memorable provincial championship experience. The championship will bring awareness to the growth of the game of golf and the impact it has on the communities.

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:

John Lawrence, Director, Competitions and Performance, Golf Ontario