Barrie, ON-As the golf season nears its peak, the stage is set for one of the most anticipated events on the Ontario golf calendar – the Ontario Men’s & Senior Men’s Match Play Championship at Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club in Barrie, Ontario. This prestigious tournament brings together some of the finest golfers in the province, showcasing their skills and determination in thrilling head-to-head matchups. The Men’s features a 64-player bracket while the Senior Men’s will showcase 32 players competing to come out on top.
The tournament, known for its rich history and tradition, has been a breeding ground for rising stars and a battleground for seasoned veterans. The match-play format adds an extra layer of excitement, pitting golfers against each other in one-on-one battles where every hole counts. It’s a true test of skill, strategy, and nerves as players strive to outplay their opponents and advance through the bracket.
Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club general manager Richard Edmonds had this to say regarding the upcoming tournament; “It is an honour for our golf club to be hosting the 2023 Ontario Men’s & Senior Men’s Match Play tournament. We are excited to be a part of this tournament and happy to give back to the sport, in our pursuit of developing the game of golf. We look forward to June 6th and the foreseeable future with Golf Ontario”.
Charles Fitzsimmons who won the tournament in 2021 & 2022 withdrew due to an injury, leaving this year’s competition up for grabs. The 64-player bracket in the men’s tournament features Bradley Greenside who won the 2023 Golf Ontario Champion of Champions tournament and plays out of Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club. The field also includes David Lang who won the 2022 Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship. Looking towards the senior division, defending Senior Men’s Match Play Champion David Greenaway will look to repeat, as well another notable contender is Cedar Brae Golf Club’s Rob Gibson who won the 2023 Ontario Senior Men’s Champion of Champions.
Among the contenders is Dayton Price, who advanced into the tournament after making the cut at a qualifying event at Eagles Nest Golf Club. Price’s story is a testament to his character, after surviving a shocking car crash in Texas that took the lives of nine individuals, seven of whom he was teammates with at the University of Southwest, he demonstrated resilience and courage by qualifying for this tournament and looks to make his mark with an impressive performance.
As the opening tee shot nears, anticipation fills the air. The Ontario Men’s & Senior Men’s Match Play Tournament promises to be an exciting week of fierce match play competition, where talent, determination, and nerves of steel will collide.
Tee times for the Men’s round of 64 begin at 7:30 am on June 6th with a split start off one and ten. The Senior Men’s matches will kick off later that day at 12:00pm. For more information and to follow along with the leaderboard, visit the Championship Golf Genius page.
About the Ontario Men’s Match Play Championship
Established in 1986, The Ontario Men’s Match Play Championship is contested annually. It features 64 of Ontario’s best amateur golfers that have qualified earlier this season, or who have gained an exemption into the event. Notable former champions include Ontario Golf Hall of Fame members Ian Leggatt, David Hearn, David Byrne and Dave Bunker.
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.
For more information, please contact:
Greg Mitchell, Coordinator; Brand, Communications & Marketing Golf Ontario,
Rob Watson, Tournament Director
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