Mike Jackson wins third Ontario Senior title

PETERBOROUGH — Michael Jackson went wire-to-wire at the Golf Association of Ontario’s (GAO) 2015 Investors Group Senior Men’s Amateur Championship that wrapped up on Aug.13, from the Kawartha Golf & Country Club in Peterborough.

Jackson, from Collingwood and the Georgian Bay Club, entered the day with a three-shot lead and would use his consistency to help maintain it. The 62-year-old sank a birdie on the ninth hole, to get to even at the turn. Jackson was three-over on the back nine, which ended his day at three-over (74), bringing his tournament total to five-over (71-73-74-218). The win marked the third time that Jackson has won the Ontario Senior Men’s Amateur Championship. Jackson also earned the 60+ Division title.

A satisfied Jackson spoke about winning the title for the third time. “It’s always a pleasure win and a pleasure to get out with the guys and have our competition. We may call it friendly, but winning is what we come out here to do. I came in with a game plan; I didn’t want to go for par-five greens in two because I knew I would be above the hole. My plan was to put a wedge in my hands on par fives and stay below the hole.”

Jackson said that a key putt on the back nine was what he considered the turning point. “What settled me was making a birdie on the 12th hole. It was downhill and maybe a 25-footer, so that settled me. I knew I had some distance at that point.”

Picking up the silver was Richmond Hill’s Michael Mealia. Mealia, from the Bayview Golf and Country Club, entered the day at eight-over after the first two rounds. After an even front nine, he found himself four-over with two holes to play. However, he finished with birdies on the final two holes to finish second with a tournament total of 10-over (77-73-73-223).

Sharing the bronze at 11-over were Oakville’s Lars Melander (80-69-75-224), from Hidden Lake Golf Club, and London’s Dave Bergeron (74-73-77-224), from Sunningdale Golf Club.

In the 70+ Division it wasSt. Catharines’ Les Westlake who took home the trophy. Westlake, from the St. Catharines Golf & Country Club, finished the tournament at 16-over (76-75-78-229), to grab the title in his first year of eligibility.

Team Ontario for the Canadian Senior Men’s Amateur Championship, Sept. 1-4 at Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alberta, was named following the round. Joining Jackson and Mealia, after winning a playoff on the 18th hole, was Melander.

In addition, the top eight finishers earned the right to represent Ontario at the 2016 Ontario-Michigan Matches to be hosted by Michigan. Earning a spot on the team were: Jackson, Mealia, Melander, Bergeron, Paris’ Robert O’Hagan, Brampton’s Rick Dodds-Hebron, Whitby’s Barry Fairhurst, and Caledon’s Marty Quincey.

Full Field Results

1 Michael Jackson Collingwood, Ontario Georgian Bay Club 71-73-74–218 +5
2 Michael Mealia Richmondhill, ON Bayview G&CC 77-73-73–223 +10
T3 Lars Melander Oakville, ON Hidden Lake GC – New 80-69-75–224 +11
T3 Dave Bergeron London, ON Sunningdale GC 74-73-77–224 +11
T5 Robert O’Hagan Paris, ON Paris Grand CC 77-76-72–225 +12
T5 Rick Dodds-Hebron Brampton, ON Brampton GC 74-74-77–225 +12
T7 Barry Fairhurst Whitby, ON Whitevale GC 83-73-72–228 +15
T7 Marty Quincey Caledon, ON Devil’s Pulpit Golf Assoc 75-77-76–228 +15
T9 Nick Digiandomenico Wasaga Beach, ON Batteaux Creek GC 75-75-79–229 +16
T9 Les Westlake St. Catharines, ON St. Catharines Golf & Cou 76-75-78–229 +16
T9 Jim Morton London, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 74-75-80–229 +16
T12 Richard Evoy Sault Ste Marie, ON Sault Ste. Marie GC 77-81-72–230 +17
T12 Colin Grieve Stoney Creek, ON Glendale Golf & CC 80-76-74–230 +17
T12 Robert Chaperon Sudbury, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 73-78-79–230 +17
T15 Christopher Kertsos Pickering York Downs Golf & Country 77-81-73–231 +18
T15 Bill Boast Perterborough, ON Kawartha G&CC 80-77-74–231 +18
T15 John Robinson Thorndale, ON Sunningdale GC 77-79-75–231 +18
T15 Tom Hossfeld Ottawa, ON Hylands Golf Club 78-78-75–231 +18
T15 Larry Cooper Oakville, ON Mississaugua 78-76-77–231 +18
T20 Tom Hyman London, ON Firerock GC 81-76-75–232 +19
T20 Roger Self Peterborough, ON Kawartha G&CC 80-77-75–232 +19
T20 Wyatt Stinson London, ON The Oaks GC 79-77-76–232 +19
T23 Dan O’Donoghue Peterborough, ON Kawartha G&CC 78-80-75–233 +20
T23 Jim Briggs Fenwick, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 81-77-75–233 +20
T23 Stephen Brodie London, ON St. Thomas Golf & Country 76-80-77–233 +20
T23 Allen Chapman Lindsay, ON Lindsay Golf & Country Cl 78-77-78–233 +20
T23 Rollie Turrie Thunder Bay, ON Chapples Golf Club 74-79-80–233 +20
T28 Carl Nanni Thornhill, ON Meadowbrook Golf & Countr 80-81-73–234 +21
T28 Greg Hotham Barrie, ON Barrie CC 86-73-75–234 +21
T28 Jim Chapman Ancaster, ON Hamilton G & CC 76-81-77–234 +21
T28 John Sagi Kitchener, ON Deer Ridge Golf Club 80-76-78–234 +21
T28 Michael Alderman Georgetown, ON Blue Springs Golf Club 76-80-78–234 +21
T28 David Ross London, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 77-78-79–234 +21
T28 Robert Gibson Toronto, ON Cedar Brae G & CC 79-76-79–234 +21
T28 Robert Greer Listowel, ON Listowel GC 76-79-79–234 +21
T36 John Pate Guelph Cutten Fields 77-84-74–235 +22
T36 Steve Stoyanovich London, ON Highland Country Club 81-76-78–235 +22
T36 Greg Adoranti Stoney Creek, ON Glen Abbey Golf Club 81-76-78–235 +22
T39 Brian Jeffery Collingwood, ON Batteaux Creek GC 83-78-75–236 +23
T39 Chris Dowds London, ON Firerock GC 83-77-76–236 +23
T39 Dan Partland Bolton, ON The National Golf Club of 79-81-76–236 +23
T42 Tom Hodgins Keswick, ON Meadowbrook Golf & Countr 82-79-76–237 +24
T42 Paul Nielsen Kingsville, ON Pointe West GC 81-80-76–237 +24
T42 John Thrasher Sarnia, ON Sarnia G&CC 80-79-78–237 +24
T45 Guy Kohlmeier Sarnia, ON Sarnia G&CC 81-80-77–238 +25
T45 Wally Keating London, ON Sunningdale GC 81-79-78–238 +25
T45 Bob Skura Kitchener, ON Rockway Golf Course 79-79-80–238 +25
T45 Dan Gagliardi Ancaster, ON Chippewa Creek Golf & Cou 84-74-80–238 +25
T49 Douglas Alexander London, Ontario London Hunt and CC 79-80-80–239 +26
T49 Rick Valin Kitchener Deer Ridge Golf Club 74-83-82–239 +26
T49 Dominic Marchesano Hamilton, ON Wildfire GC 79-76-84–239 +26
T52 Tom Webster Mississauga, ON Trafalgar Golf & Country 80-80-80–240 +27
T52 Walter Dalziel Oakville, ON Oakville Golf Club 80-79-81–240 +27
T54 Bruce McEwen Scarborough, ON Scarboro Golf & Country C 80-81-81–242 +29
T54 Neil Boddington Shanty Bay, ON Barrie CC 77-79-86–242 +29
56 John Nash London, ON London Hunt and CC 76-83-86–245 +32
57 Robert McGregor Collingwood, ON Blue Mountain G & CC 77-83-87–247 +34
58 Dave Laws Markham, ON The Summit G&CC 79-82-87–248 +35
59 Geoff Henning Kingston, ON Garrison Golf & Curling C 79-82-88–249 +36

DID NOT FINISH

MC John Brown Midland, ON Midland G & CC 84-78-0–162 +20
MC Frank Morris Guelph, ON Cutten Fields 83-79-0–162 +20
MC Clete Pineau Peterborough, ON Kawartha G&CC 78-84-0–162 +20
MC Don Positano Toronto The National Golf Club of 82-80-0–162 +20
MC William Dagneau Collingwood, ON Georgian Bay Club 84-78-0–162 +20
MC Ken Dunlop Port Elgin, ON Saugeen Golf Club 81-81-0–162 +20
MC William Lang Huntsville, ON Deerhurst Highlands 83-79-0–162 +20
MC Tom Cochrane Toronto, ON Parry Sound Golf & Countr 76-86-0–162 +20
MC Gerard McAnulty Sarnia, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 82-80-0–162 +20
MC Paul Stone Collingwood, ON Blue Mountain G & CC 82-81-0–163 +21
MC Kelly Roberts London, Ontario London Hunt and CC 82-81-0–163 +21
MC Don Reed Komoka, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 86-77-0–163 +21
MC Rob Grinton Brantford, ON Brantford G&CC 83-80-0–163 +21
MC Bob Masukawa Aurora, ON St. Andrew’s East Golf Cl 78-85-0–163 +21
MC Bob Purdy Ajax, ON Deer Creek Golf Club 80-83-0–163 +21
MC Stephen Ashby Toronto, ON St. George’s Golf & Count 82-81-0–163 +21
MC Chris Ingram Burlington, ON Wyldewood Golf & Country 79-84-0–163 +21
MC Randy Robbins Tiny, ON Midland G & CC 81-82-0–163 +21
MC Gerard Denomme London, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 81-82-0–163 +21
MC Richard Lockwood London, ON London Hunt and CC 81-83-0–164 +22
MC Michael Kelly Ottawa, ON Pakenham Highlands GC 83-81-0–164 +22
MC Jim Barbeau Belleville, ON Trillium Wood Golf Club 79-85-0–164 +22
MC Jamie Robertson North York, ON Rosedale Golf Club 82-83-0–165 +23
MC Aldo Bartolini Mississauga, ON Mississaugua 82-83-0–165 +23
MC Roger Ling Carrying Place, ON Trillium Wood Golf Club 81-84-0–165 +23
MC Tim Stewart Welland, ON Lookout Point Country Clu 86-79-0–165 +23
MC Dennis Murphy Toronto, ON Devil’s Pulpit Golf Assoc 85-80-0–165 +23
MC Dennis Gordon Bolton, ON Carrying Place Golf & Cou 80-85-0–165 +23
MC David Mosley Mississauga, ON St. Andrew’s East Golf Cl 80-85-0–165 +23
MC Terry Keefe Newmarket, ON Heritage Hills GC 82-84-0–166 +24
MC Tony Ravenda Port Colborne, ON Port Colborne Golf & Coun 82-84-0–166 +24
MC Mike Butcher Oakville, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 79-87-0–166 +24
MC Dennis Cote Toronto, ON Brampton GC 83-83-0–166 +24
MC Don Smith Ajax, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 84-83-0–167 +25
MC Michael Baines St. Catharines, ON Twenty Valley Golf & Coun 85-82-0–167 +25
MC George Stokes New Hamburg, ON Deer Ridge Golf Club 85-82-0–167 +25
MC John Kataila Oakville, ON King’s Forest Golf Club 83-84-0–167 +25
MC Mark Westfall Oshawa, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 88-80-0–168 +26
MC Andy Smart Guelph, ON Cutten Fields 84-84-0–168 +26
MC John Cameron Oro Medonte, ON Barrie CC 86-82-0–168 +26
MC Ted Acton Hamilton, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 84-84-0–168 +26
MC Dan Nywening Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Bridgewater Country Club 89-79-0–168 +26
MC Michael Pogor Oakville, ON Hidden Lake GC 83-85-0–168 +26
MC Mark Bennett Toronto, ON Bayview G&CC 84-84-0–168 +26
MC Mario Guertin oakville Rattlesnake Point GC 83-85-0–168 +26
MC Rick Nelson Hamilton, ON South Muskoka Curling & G 82-87-0–169 +27
MC Charles Forder Ailsa Craig, ON West Haven G & CC 88-81-0–169 +27
MC Jim Gaiger Toronto, ON Markland Wood GC 85-84-0–169 +27
MC Jeff Robson Toronto, Ontario Wyndance Golf Club 83-86-0–169 +27
MC Dan Mogridge Hillsdale, ON Muskoka Bay Club 85-85-0–170 +28
MC Terry MacGorman Toronto, ON Donalda Club 86-84-0–170 +28
MC Tim Lee Ancaster, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 84-86-0–170 +28
MC Phil Charal Toronto, ON The Summit G&CC 88-82-0–170 +28
MC Don Bathgate Innisfil, ON Big Cedar Point Golf & Co 89-82-0–171 +29
MC John Shayne Randall Peterborough, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 91-80-0–171 +29
MC Derek Orr Barrie Barrie CC 87-84-0–171 +29
MC Robert McWade Port Elgin, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 84-87-0–171 +29
MC L.A. MacDonald Barrie, ON Barrie CC 84-87-0–171 +29
MC Brett Moore Oakville, ON Burlington Golf & Country 88-84-0–172 +30
MC Mike Coulter Sault Ste Marie, ON Sault Ste. Marie GC 85-88-0–173 +31
MC Bruce Brewer Scarborough Kawartha G&CC 91-82-0–173 +31
MC Doug McCann Barrie, ON Horseshoe Resort 89-85-0–174 +32
MC Bill Preston Stratford, ON Stratford CC 87-87-0–174 +32
MC Marvin Glazier Kleinburg, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 86-89-0–175 +33
MC Steven Hisey Thornhill, ON Carrying Place Golf & Cou 88-87-0–175 +33
MC Jim Brown Burlington, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 89-87-0–176 +34
MC Bob Collins Kingston, ON Garrison Golf & Curling C 92-85-0–177 +35
MC Keith Vassallo Nobleton, ON Markland Wood GC 88-89-0–177 +35
MC Stephen Fox Kingston, ON Loyalist CC 93-85-0–178 +36
MC Larry Karpowicz Wasaga Beach, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 95-85-0–180 +38
MC Steven Dranfield Markham, ON Rocky Crest Golf Club 86-95-0–181 +39
MC Rick Henderson Stoney Creek, ON Rockway Vineyards 99-86-0–185 +43
MC David Petryna Sudbury, ON Idylwylde Golf & Country 99-89-0–188 +46
WD Jerry Power Brampton, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 102-0-0–102 +31
DQ Frank Hartin Kingston, ON Garrison Golf & Curling C 82-73-44–199 +21
DQ Gilles Parent Keswick, ON Orchard Beach Golf & Coun 79-80-42–201 +23
JWD Eamonn McConnell Toronto, ON Toronto Golf Club +17
JWD Reg Finlayson Georgetown, ON The Club at North Halton +19
JWD Dan Bates MISSISSAUGA Credit Valley Golf & Coun +20
JWD Eric Stevens Kingston, ON Garrison Golf & Curling C
JWD Cary Westfall Etobicoke, ON Markland Wood GC

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