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Sunny Start To The 2023 Baka Mobile Ontario Public Amateur Championship.

Toronto, ON- Sunny skies and beautiful conditions made for a great start to the 2023 Ontario Public Amateur Championship Presented by Baka Mobile at Don Valley Golf Course. The first round concluded as Jager Pain (Woodbridge)  and Nachcha Perkins (Oakville) lead their overall divisions.

 In the Men’s Low Gross overall division, Jager Pain (Woodbridge) leads after shooting an impressive 6-under par (66) which included eight birdies. Following close behind is Ben Snaidero (Burlington) who finished at 2-under par with a score of (70). There is a three-way tie for third place as Devin Bartlett (Cambridge), Connor Parker (Toronto), and Paul Sobottka(Toronto) all finished with 1-under par (71). The B flight has two competitors tied for First; Ivan Wardman (Mississauga) and Robert Love (Toronto), both with a score of two-over-par (74). The C flight is led by  Nick Moskun (Georgetown) who finished the round with a score of (73) with five birdies.

Leading the Women’s Low Gross division with four-over-par and two birdies is Nachcha Perkins (Oakville).  Lori Steenson (Newmarket) finished round one in second place in the gross division with a score of (83) with two birdies. Following closely behind in Third place is Jenna Power (Georgetown) who finished the round with a score of (87). Power had the shot of the day as she holed out for an impressive eagle from the fairway on hole #4 from 167 yards out. Lori Steenson currently leads the net division by an impressive 8 strokes as she was net -1 on the day.

The second and final round will begin at 8 am September 12th off the 1st tee. For more information on the championship and to follow the leaderboard, click here for the official tournament website.

About the Ontario Public Amateur Championship Presented by Baka Mobile

The Ontario Public Amateur Championship was first played in 1958 at Don Valley Golf Course. Past winners include Ontario Golf Hall of Fame Member Dave Bunker (2009, 2010), Robert Mclean (2021), Arnold Johnson (2015, 2011), Peter Willis (2014), Gail Pimm (2015) and Nobelle Park (2022). Mill Run Golf Club (Uxbridge, ON) has hosted the tournament a record nine times.

The Ontario Public Amateur Championship Presented by Baka Mobile provides the perfect opportunity for those interested in trying a competitive tournament while providing gross and net flights. This allows higher-handicap players to play against players in their handicap grouping.

About Golf Ontario

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