Toronto, ON – Players from across Canada took to Weston Golf & Country Club today for the final round of the Ontario Adaptive Championship. Athletes with various disabilities spent the last two days displaying their talents on the course.
Taking home the trophy for the Men’s Division of the 2023 Ontario Adaptive Championship is first-time winner Chris Willis (RedCrest Golf Club). Willis Completed the second and final round with a score of (73) with four birdies and five bogeys. Russell Aide (Black Bear Ridge Golf Course) came in second place after shooting a (76) with 2 birdies. Tied for third place is Bernard Ouellet (Milby (Club de golf)) with eleven-over-par with a score of (83) and making 1 birdie, and Craig Dowling (BC Golf Players) who shot a (77).
Chris Willis (RedCrest Golf Club) thanked Golf Ontario for orchestrating this event, and Weston Golf & Country Club for hosting. Willis expressed that it was a “really special tournament” and it was special to have it hosted at such a historic golf course. He also thanked his fellow competitors and said it was “inspiring to see you come out and grind”.
Winning the Women’s division is now 5-time champion Natasha Stasiuk (Heron Point Golf Links) with a repeat score of (88) followed by Tess Trojan (Golf Ontario Member) in second place with a score of (100).
Natasha Stasiuk (Heron Point Golf Links) expressed her gratitude to the volunteers for their hard work, Golf Ontario for orchestrating this event, and Weston Golf & Country Club for hosting. Stasiuk thanked her father for supporting her during the tournament.
Tied for first in Men’s Net Stableford category is Bernard Ouellet (Milby (Club de golf)) and Josh Hunke (Deer Ridge Golf Club) both with a total of 73 points. In third place with a total of 72 points is Rod Reimer (ParaGolf Ontario).
Golf Ontario would like to thank the players, staff, and volunteers for supporting the 2023 Ontario Adaptive Championship. A huge thank you to Weston Golf & Country Club for hosting this incredible event. Lastly, a huge thanks to our sponsors and partners; Adidas, Taylor Made, Golf Talk Canada, Play Golf Myrtle Beach, Humber College, StrackaLine, HUB International, BioSteel, Golf Genius, Modern Golf, FitFuel, Dormie, Durham Artificial Grass, Foresight Sports Canada, Baka, Nikon, and Sport Travel. We’re always grateful for all your continued support.
About The Ontario Adaptive 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 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.
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Greg Mitchell, Coordinator; Brand, Communications & Marketing Golf Ontario
John Lawrence, Tournament Director