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Speir Leads After Round 1 of the 88th Ontario Senior Men’s Championship

July 25, 2023

Pickering, ON – After yesterday’s downpour player’s exhibited unwavering determination as they teed off for round 1 amidst hot and humidconditions at Whitevale Golf Club, vying for victory in the 88th Ontario Senior Men’s Championship.

Having made an impressive 7 birdies, Dave Speir (Sunningdale Golf & Country Club) is on top of the overall leaderboard after shooting a five-under-par (67) today. Adam Creighton (Cherry Hill Club) sits in second place after shooting a three-under-par (69) with four birdies. One stroke behind with a score of (70) is Graham Card (King Valley Golf Club) who got an eagle on hole 2, and two birdies sitting in third place.

Leading the age categories is Mark Bennett (Bayview Golf & Country Club) shooting a score of (71) with two birdies in the 65 and Over – 65+ category. Lars Melander (Oakville Golf Club) and Bruce McEwen (Scarboro Golf & Country Club) are tied for first, leading the 70 and Over – 70+ leaderboard after each shooting a (74).

Congratulations to Gerald Martin (Sunningdale Golf & Country Club) who got a hole-in-one today on hole 14. His extraordinary shot will undoubtedly be a memorable highlight of this gripping competition.

After round two, the field will be cut to the low 60 players plus ties to continue to play into the third and final round. The second round of the 88th Ontario Senior Men’s Championship will begin at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday morning) off both the 1st and 10th tees. For more information on the championship and to follow the leaderboard, click here for the official tournament website.

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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 greatest 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 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.

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