Tottenham, ON – An exceptional showing today at Woodington Lake Golf Club as the first round for the 2022 Ontario Disability Championship got underway. Golfers with various disabilities had a fantastic day displaying their talents on the course. After a windy day one, the leaders are Chris Willis (RedCrest Golf Club) in the men’s division and Natasha Stasiuk (Heron Point Golf Links) for the women.
Thanks to seven birdies and one eagle on the 18th hole, Willis was lights out in round one to finish the day 6-under (66) overall. Not far behind Willis, the three-time defending Ontario Disability Champion Kurtis Barkley (Cedar Glen Golf Course) finished his round with a score of 3-under (69). Barkley had an eagle of his own on the 7th hole and three birdies.
Stasiuk showed today why she is the three-time defending Ontario Disability Champion, completing the day with a birdie on the 13th hole and an eagle on the 14th hole to finish 9-over (81).
Final round action gets underway with tee times beginning at 8:30 am Tuesday. Winners will be recognized in Gross Stroke Play and Net Stableford. For media coverage of the Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook Page to view our photo albums. To follow along with the leaderboard, visit our Golf Genius page.
About the Ontario Disability Championship
Since 2019, Woodington Lake Golf Club has hosted the Ontario Disability Championship. Played over a 36-hole competition for Men and Women, the Ontario Disability Championship is an inclusive event in which athletes with disabilities compete in a provincial championship environment. The Championship promotes awareness and participation for golfers with disabilities and provides a platform for future talent identification. In addition, the Ontario Disability Championship is a counting event on the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD).
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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