Gravenhurst, ON – The week of excellent Match Play competition came down to our final four competitors in the Ontario Men’s & Senior Men’s Match Play Championship. Today, rain drizzled down to open Friday matches at Taboo before giving way to warm blue skies as the finals intensified.
After a strong week of play, defending champion and number one seed, Charles Fitzsimmons (St. Thomas Golf & Country Club), would prevail on the second playoff hole to achieve Men’s Match Play back-to-back champ status. A see-saw battle between Fitzsimmons and Taylor Hull (Granite Golf Club) resulted in a birdie on 17 and 18 respectively to force extra holes.
As for the Senior Match Play, Dave Greenaway (Barrie Country Club) came out strong going 3UP on the front nine and cruising to a 5&4 win over Allen Champman (Lindsay Golf & Country Club).
Golf Ontario would like to thank the players, staff, and volunteers for their support of the Ontario Men’s and Senior Men’s Match Play Championship. To Taboo Muskoka Golf Resort, and all their hard-working staff, thank you for hosting at such an exceptionally maintained course, especially with all the rain. Also a big thank you to the volunteers, as you are extremely valuable and we appreciate the time you take out of your week to assist. Lastly, a huge thank you to our sponsors and partners; Adidas, Taylor Made, Golf Talk Canada, Play Golf Myrtle Beach, Humber College, HUB International, BioSteel, Golf Genius, Modern Golf, Dormie, Durham Artificial Grass, Foresight Sports Canada, Baka, Nikon, and Sport Travel. We are always grateful for your continued support.
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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 who have qualified earlier this season or gained an exemption into the event. 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 largest 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.