Springfield, ON – Tough conditions welcomed the opening round of the Baka Mobile 2022 Ontario Public Amateur Championship, presented by Triple Bogey Brewing at Tarandowah Golfers Club. After an early beautiful sky, fog rolled in, causing an hour delay in tee times. Once the fog lifted, the sun would come out along with high winds making the beautiful course, which includes 108 pot bunkers, even more challenging. The tournament contains three flights of championship titles for the men and women golfers are competing in Gross and Net Competition.
A flight competes in a gross competition, while the B and C flights will play in a net competition. Golfers in the b flight will also have an opportunity to compete in the overall A flight. A women’s division has been brought back to this championship for the first time since 2009, when it had run for eight years.
Jason Wellings leads the overall low net and A flight after 18 holes, firing a solid even-par (70), including three birdies. Right behind Wellings is Michael Naus, who shot a one-over (71). Tyler Allen leads the B flight with a net -2. Steve Stone leads the C flight with a net +5.
On the women’s side, Nobelle Park holds the first-round lead after shooting a +9 (79) that included two birdies. Her sister Kaprice sits tied for second with Lindsey Hummel, three back at +12.
Final round tee times begin at 8 am Thursday off the 1st tee. Please view our Golf Genius page here for more information, tee times, and leaderboard links.
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