Tecumseh, ON – Round two of the 99th Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship, presented by TD Brazier/Dupuis Wealth Management, was welcomed by mild sunny conditions this morning. Heading into the afternoon, scenes from the Beach Grove Golf and Country Club looked quite the opposite, with a two-hour and forty-five-minute weather delay taking place. The torrential downpour mixed with high winds and a thunderstorm left the course wet, as players returned to their positions at 6:30 p.m. to finish what they could of the round before dark.
The two final groups of the round were delayed due to darkness, meaning they will resume their second round at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow. Currently holding the lead with a low round of 67 is Taylor Beckstead (Tanglecreek), in a tie for first place with Thomas Giroux (The Club at North Halton) who has yet to finish his round. One-stroke back and maintaining his position throughout the day is Connor Rochon (Weston G&CC) at three-under. David Lang (Donalda Club), Simon McInnis (Rebel Creek GC), Curtis Hughes (Beach Grove G&CC), and Nicholas Hofland (Hamilton G&CC) trail in fourth with a total of 140.
Following the remaining holes to be played for the second round, cuts will be made to the low 48 plus ties. Updates will be posted to the championship website and emailed to all players, with round three beginning at approximately 9:30 a.m.. Leaderboard information, pairings, and tee times can be found on our Golf Genius page. For media coverage of the Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship, please visit the Golf Ontario Facebook page and view photo albums.
About the Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship
The Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship was first played in 1923 at Lakeview Golf and Country Club. Featuring the best amateur golfers in the province, it is arguably the most prestigious event in the country. Many players have kickstarted their journey to professional golf through the event.
Since the inaugural event, the Ontario Amateur has enjoyed an illustrious history of great champions including highly decorated amateur golfer and NHL referee Garrett Rank (2018), 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir (1990 & 1992), Gerry Kesselring (1949, 1951, 1952, 1953), professional players Jon Mills (2001), Corey Conners (2010), Albin Choi (2012), Chris Hemmerich (2014) and Gary Cowan. Cowan holds the record for the most Ontario Amateur Championships with nine (1964, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981 & 1984).
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