Elliott Whitley (King’s Forest) wins Ontario Amateur

PETERBOROUGH ON — Heading into the final round of the Golf Association of Ontario’s (GAO) Investors Group Men’s Amateur Championship, at the Peterborough Golf & Country Club, Hamilton’s Elliott Whitley held a six-stroke lead.

Whitley, who plays for the Lynn University Fighting Knights in Boca Raton, Florida, came out focused on seeing out the win and got off to a terrific star with a birdie on the first hole. He would finish the turn, two-under increasing his tournament total to 10-under. Meanwhile, others around him struggled. Both of his playing partners in the final group, Thornhill’s Ryan Tsang and Waterloo’s Luke Moser struggled early and dropped out of contention.

On the back nine, Whitley continued to dominate. He added another four birdies and finished the day five-under (66) to bring his tournament total to 13-under (72-67-66-66-271).

After the win, Whitley spoke about what winning the Ontario Amateur meant to him. “It feels great! I have been playing in these events for a long time and to finally win one is a great feeling. Coming into the final round I just knew it wasn’t over and I needed to play well, keep pressing and making birdies because anything can happen out here.”

Whitley credited his victory to his strong wedge play. “My wedges were great! I hit many good, close, three and four-footers from 100-yards in, which really helped my game.”

Now he will turn his attention to the Canadian Men’s Amateur, Aug. 10-13, at Weston Golf & Country Club and Lambton Golf & Country Club in Toronto, something that he is quite excited about. “I’ll be gearing up for the Canadian Amateur. I’d really like to win that and have a good finish there.”

Finishing second was Napanee’s Josh Whalen. The Napanee Golf & Country Club member shot a four-under (67) during the final round to claim the silver medal at six-under for the tournament (70-72-69-67-278).

Finishing in a three-way tie for third at one-under for the tournament were: Unionville’s Max Sear (69-69-75-70-283), Woodbridge’s Dave Bunker (71-74-70-68-283) and Shanty Bay’s Mitch Macleod (69-74-72-68-283).

After a playoff, Macleod joined Whitley and Whalen as representatives for Ontario in the inter-provincial team competition at the Canadian Men’s Amateur.

The GAO would like to thank the Peterborough Golf & Country Club, along with their staff and volunteers for helping to run the event. Thanks also to all of the GAO volunteers and title sponsor Investors Group for their continued support of golf in the province.

Full Field Results

1 Elliott Whitley Hamilton Public Player(GAO Member) 72-67-66-66–271 -13
2 Josh Whalen Napanee, ON Napanee Golf & Country Cl 70-72-69-67–278 -6
T3 Dave Bunker Woodbridge, ON Brampton GC 71-74-70-68–283 -1
T3 Mitch Macleod Shanty Bay, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 69-74-72-68–283 -1
T3 Maxwell Sear Unionville, ON York Downs Golf & Country 69-69-75-70–283 -1
T6 Brendan Leonard Cambridge, ON Galt Country Club 68-73-75-68–284 E
T6 Trevor Ranton Waterloo, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 66-74-74-70–284 E
T6 Jacob Bishop St. George, ON Dundas Valley Golf & Curl 71-72-69-72–284 E
T9 Branson Ferrier Barrie, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 68-74-69-74–285 +1
T9 Ryan Tsang Thornhill, ON Cedar Brae G & CC 65-77-69-74–285 +1
11 Josiah Dixon Bognor, ON Legacy Ridge GC 73-72-72-69–286 +2
T12 Quinn Vilneff Amherstburg, ON Essex G & CC 72-71-75-69–287 +3
T12 Nicholas Ross Dundas, ON Hamilton G & CC 74-70-74-69–287 +3
T12 Bryce Evon Windsor, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 68-76-73-70–287 +3
T12 Luke Moser Waterloo, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 71-74-66-76–287 +3
T16 Blair Hamilton Burlington, ON Hidden Lake GC 66-75-77-70–288 +4
T16 Michael Jiggins St. Catharines, ON Lookout Point Country Clu 71-74-73-70–288 +4
T16 Austin James Bath, ON Loyalist CC 71-73-72-72–288 +4
T16 Dylan MacQueen Woodstock, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 72-68-75-73–288 +4
20 Kyle Johnston Shelburne, ON Shelburne G & CC 67-77-76-69–289 +5
21 Clayton Presant Kingston, ON Cataraqui Golf & Country 70-73-75-72–290 +6
T22 Russell Bowie Mississauga, ON Brampton GC 72-73-72-74–291 +7
T22 Conner Watt Mississauga, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 72-74-69-76–291 +7
T24 Matthew Shubley Whitby, ON Oshawa Golf & Curling 75-74-72-71–292 +8
T24 Minwoo Park Toronto, ON Glendale Golf & CC 72-73-74-73–292 +8
T24 Spencer Dobbs Whitby, ON Cherry Downs G&CC 71-75-72-74–292 +8
T27 Paul Stevens Peterborough, ON Kawartha G&CC 78-71-74-70–293 +9
T27 Keaton Jones Kitchener, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 73-75-74-71–293 +9
T27 Alex Dumais Caledon, ON Caledon Woods GC 71-78-73-71–293 +9
T27 Sam Hebert St.Thomas, ON St. Thomas Golf & Country 71-77-72-73–293 +9
T31 Michael Farrugia Peterborough, ON Kawartha G&CC 74-75-73-72–294 +10
T31 Charles Fitzsimmons north york, ontario Thornhill G&CC 71-74-73-76–294 +10
T31 Barrett McCarthy Burlington, ON Beverly Golf & Country Cl 73-73-72-76–294 +10
T31 Brett McIntosh London, ON St. Thomas Golf & Country 72-74-72-76–294 +10
T31 Tyler Douse Waterloo, ON Westmount G & CC 75-74-68-77–294 +10
T31 Darren Shaw Stoney Creek King’s Forest Golf Club 67-74-75-78–294 +10
T37 Joseph Burgess London, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 73-74-76-72–295 +11
T37 Crawford McKinlay Blenheim, ON Ridgetown G&CC 71-72-75-77–295 +11
T37 Jake Adams London, ON Thames Valley Golf & Coun 73-75-70-77–295 +11
T40 Dylan Cave Kitchener, ON Galt Country Club 71-73-78-74–296 +12
T40 Jackson Bowery London ON Greenhills Golf Club 71-75-74-76–296 +12
T40 James Krantz Oshawa, ON Oshawa Golf & Curling 66-75-78-77–296 +12
T40 Sameer Kalia Campbellville Greystone Golf Club 71-71-76-78–296 +12
T40 Carter Simon Sutton West, ON Granite GC 73-74-71-78–296 +12
T45 Chris Willis Toronto, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 75-73-78-71–297 +13
T45 Matthew Vihant Toronto, ON The Summit G&CC 73-75-74-75–297 +13
T45 Kevin McLafferty Toronto, ON Rosedale Golf Club 75-71-75-76–297 +13
T48 Steven Poulos Toronto, ON Weston G&CC 72-76-75-75–298 +14
T48 Tony(Taekkun) Gil Vaughan, ON Glendale Golf & CC 72-77-73-76–298 +14
T50 Christian McCullough Richmond Hill, ON Meadowbrook Golf & Countr 71-78-77-73–299 +15
T50 Kevin Fawcett Toronto, ON Toronto Golf Club 75-71-77-76–299 +15
T50 Turner Southey Gordon Toronto, ON St. George’s Golf & Count 74-75-75-75–299 +15
53 Robbie Johnson Georgetown, ON The Club at North Halton 76-72-77-75–300 +16
T54 Chris Wilson Toronto Thornhill G&CC 71-78-78-76–303 +19
T54 Christopher Keating Oakville, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 76-73-79-75–303 +19
T54 Ryan Neil North Bay, ON North Bay G & CC 72-74-79-78–303 +19
57 Ryan Ahrens Peterborough, ON Kawartha G&CC 72-75-77-80–304 +20
T58 Marc-Anthony Manion Toronto, ON Islington GC 76-73-79-77–305 +21
T58 Josh Travers Battersea, ON Colonnade Golf & Country 75-72-81-77–305 +21
T58 Logan Lammerant Seaforth, ON Seaforth Golf Course 72-77-77-79–305 +21
T61 Denver Dafoe Bracebridge, ON Muskoka Highlands 76-73-82-75–306 +22
T61 Brad Currier Oakville, ON Trafalgar Golf & Country 73-75-81-77–306 +22
T61 Shea Varty Port Perry, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 74-75-77-80–306 +22
64 Gordon Gibson Toronto, ON Cedar Brae G & CC 75-74-79-79–307 +23
65 Kerry Short Vineland, ON St. Catharines Golf & Cou 74-74-86-77–311 +27
66 Lachlan O’Hara Mississauga, ON Credit Valley Golf & Coun 72-73-89-79–313 +29
67 Callum Biehn Georgetown, ON The Club at North Halton 72-77-84-83–316 +32


MC Sean Stubbs Sault St. Marie, ON Sault Ste. Marie GC 73-77-0-0–150 +8
MC Nicholas Brisebois Kanata, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 75-75-0-0–150 +8
MC Scott Samuel Etobicoke, ON Weston G&CC 74-76-0-0–150 +8
MC Matt LeMay WATERLOO ONTARIO Shanty Bay Golf & Country 74-76-0-0–150 +8
MC Matthew Scobie Ajax, ON Deer Creek – Saphire/Emld 74-76-0-0–150 +8
MC Matthew Ion Young Burlington, ON Hamilton G & CC 76-74-0-0–150 +8
MC Brett Geiser Markham, ON Cedar Brae G & CC 73-77-0-0–150 +8
MC John MacPherson Hannon, ON Oak Gables Golf Club 72-78-0-0–150 +8
MC Zacharia Carson Oshawa, ON Oshawa Golf & Curling 75-75-0-0–150 +8
MC Raymond Oh Richmond Hill, ON Meadowbrook Golf & Countr 73-77-0-0–150 +8
MC Joshua Polisuk Maple, ON Thornhill G&CC 78-72-0-0–150 +8
MC Garrett Atkinson Toronto, ON Rattlesnake Point GC 72-78-0-0–150 +8
MC Anthony Dadamo Windsor, ON Sutton Creek Golf & Count 74-76-0-0–150 +8
MC Nick Hofland Ancaster, ON Hamilton G & CC 79-72-0-0–151 +9
MC Brett Shewchuk Thunder Bay, ON Northern Lights Golf Comp 75-76-0-0–151 +9
MC Charles Corner Cayuga, Ontario Public Player(GAO Member) 72-79-0-0–151 +9
MC David French Camlachie, ON Sawmill Creek Golf Resort 73-78-0-0–151 +9
MC John YounSung Kim Toronto, ON National Pines Golf Club 76-75-0-0–151 +9
MC John Carbone Burlington, ON Trafalgar Golf & Country 75-76-0-0–151 +9
MC Conor Rodrigues Kingston, ON Cataraqui Golf & Country 73-79-0-0–152 +10
MC Joseph Kremer Toronto, ON Cedar Brae G & CC 75-77-0-0–152 +10
MC Josh Goheen Greely, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 79-73-0-0–152 +10
MC Michael Forbes Belleville, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 74-78-0-0–152 +10
MC Zach Hallborg Welland, ON Lookout Point Country Clu 74-78-0-0–152 +10
MC Daniel Knapp Burlington, ON Dundas Valley Golf & Curl 76-76-0-0–152 +10
MC Marc Lefebvre London, ON West Haven G & CC 73-80-0-0–153 +11
MC Kelvin Lim Vaughan, ON Station Creek GC 78-75-0-0–153 +11
MC Sean Carlino Hamilton, ON Heron Point Golf Links 77-76-0-0–153 +11
MC Eric Macrow Kingston, ON The Landings Golf Club 74-79-0-0–153 +11
MC Matt Munro Denfield, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 77-76-0-0–153 +11
MC Robert Favaro McGregor, ON Essex G & CC 77-76-0-0–153 +11
MC Luke Atack Hamilton, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 76-77-0-0–153 +11
MC Rickey Gay Oshawa, ON Oshawa Golf & Curling 77-76-0-0–153 +11
MC Oliver Stephens Sarnia, ON Sawmill Creek Golf Resort 77-77-0-0–154 +12
MC Tyler Pope-Ferguson Amherstburg, ON Sutton Creek Golf & Count 73-81-0-0–154 +12
MC Robin Petras Newmarket, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 81-73-0-0–154 +12
MC Trevor Corner Mississauga, ON Rattlesnake Point GC 75-79-0-0–154 +12
MC Chad Walker St. Thomas, ON St. Thomas Golf & Country 78-76-0-0–154 +12
MC Alexander Zappio Tecumseh, ON Kingsville Golf & Country 78-76-0-0–154 +12
MC Noah Harkness Toronto, ON Cedar Brae G & CC 75-79-0-0–154 +12
MC Christian Rutherford Peterborough, ON Lindsay Golf & Country Cl 77-77-0-0–154 +12
MC Kevin Jovanov Pickering, ON Royal Ashburn Golf Club 80-74-0-0–154 +12
MC Peter Willis Aurora, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 73-81-0-0–154 +12
MC Craig Watkins Georgetown, ON Glencairn Golf Club 77-77-0-0–154 +12
MC Zac Moore Brantford, ON Northridge Public Golf Co 73-81-0-0–154 +12
MC Philip Arci Woodbridge, ON Caledon Woods GC 75-80-0-0–155 +13
MC Andrew Russ Oakville, ON Trafalgar Golf & Country 75-80-0-0–155 +13
MC Sam McNulty Port Perry Granite GC 79-77-0-0–156 +14
MC Rob Cowan Wellesley, ON Westmount G & CC 78-78-0-0–156 +14
MC Michael Lancaster Ancaster, ON Hamilton G & CC 82-74-0-0–156 +14
MC Ben Snaidero Burlington, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 79-77-0-0–156 +14
MC Will Gavarkovs Toronto, ON Weston G&CC 74-82-0-0–156 +14
MC Jeffrey Clarke Milton, ON Glencairn Golf Club 77-79-0-0–156 +14
MC Luke Williams Oshawa, ON Oshawa Golf & Curling 77-79-0-0–156 +14
MC Ben Imeson Bridgenorth, ON Peterborough G & CC 76-81-0-0–157 +15
MC Ben Schnarr Waterloo, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 79-78-0-0–157 +15
MC Stewart Muirhead Lindsay, ON Lindsay Golf & Country Cl 78-79-0-0–157 +15
MC Jordan Klein Toronto, ON Oakdale G&CC 77-80-0-0–157 +15
MC Parker Lobban Waterloo, ON Westmount G & CC 81-76-0-0–157 +15
MC Walker Arnott St. Catharines, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 77-80-0-0–157 +15
MC Benjamin Thompson Scarborough, ON Scarboro Golf & Country C 78-80-0-0–158 +16
MC Keith Joel Toronto, ON Weston G&CC 81-77-0-0–158 +16
MC Doug McNeil Newmarket Public Player(GAO Member) 78-80-0-0–158 +16
MC Brett Kudoba Kitchener, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 78-80-0-0–158 +16
MC Arnold Johnson Brampton Public Player(GAO Member) 76-82-0-0–158 +16
MC Joey Chua Acton, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 79-79-0-0–158 +16
MC Chevy Rennie Meaford, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 78-80-0-0–158 +16
MC Chase Komaromi Delaware, ON The Oaks GC 78-81-0-0–159 +17
MC Chad Watts Denyes Hamilton, ON Cedar Brae G & CC 81-78-0-0–159 +17
MC Colton Clemmer Ayr, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 82-77-0-0–159 +17
MC Jean-Henri Lavoie Brampton, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 74-85-0-0–159 +17
MC Eric (Joohyung) Byun Richmond Hill, ON Glendale Golf & CC 77-82-0-0–159 +17
MC Sam Kreze Kitchener, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 81-79-0-0–160 +18
MC Max Clift Kitchener, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 78-82-0-0–160 +18
MC Ernie Vettese Barrie, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 79-81-0-0–160 +18
MC Assaad Moussaoui Kingston, ON Cataraqui Golf & Country 81-79-0-0–160 +18
MC Luke Gavin Peterborough, ON Kawartha G&CC 82-78-0-0–160 +18
MC Michael Moore Toronto, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 78-82-0-0–160 +18
MC Adam Knight Milton, ON Trafalgar Golf & Country 79-82-0-0–161 +19
MC Ryan Murphy Ancaster, ON Beverly Golf & Country Cl 78-83-0-0–161 +19
MC Scott McLellan Astorville, ON North Bay G & CC 82-79-0-0–161 +19
MC Mitch Borer Ancaster, ON Oak Gables Golf Club 80-83-0-0–163 +21
MC Connor Denning Strathroy, ON Firerock GC 87-76-0-0–163 +21
MC Ben Finlayson Kitchener, ON Public Player(GAO Member) 85-82-0-0–167 +25
MC Andrew Cox Kitchener, ON Whistle Bear Golf Club 86-81-0-0–167 +25
MC Swade Hall Camlachie Ontario Sawmill Creek Golf Resort 81-88-0-0–169 +27
WD Dustin Barr Thunder Bay, ON Whitewater Golf Club
WD Damon Crane Oakville, ON Lionhead Golf & Country C
WD Jonathan MacDonald Mississauga, ON Mississaugua
WD Joe Scharf Thunder Bay, ON Fort William CC
DQ Michael Blair Ancaster Hidden Lake GC – New 72-75-73-0–220 +11
JWD Gajan Sivabalasingham Ballantrae, ON The Mandarin G & CC +9
JWD Kody Fry Amaranth, ON Shelburne G & CC

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