Paul Sobottka and Nachcha Perkins claim Ontario Public Amateur titles

Toronto, ON –Heavy rain greeted competitors this morning for the second round of the 2023 Ontario Public Amateur Championship Presented by Baka Mobile at Don Valley Golf Course. The second round concluded with Nachcha Perkins claiming the ladies’ title by 17 strokes and Paul Sobottka (Toronto) winning the men’s side in a thrilling playoff against Ben Snaidero (Burlington).

In the Men’s Low Gross overall division, Paul Sobottka (Toronto)  took home first place after a repeat score of (71) with one birdie. Claiming second place is Ben Snaidero (Burlington) who finished the second round with an even-par (72). There was a two-way tie for third place as Devin Bartlett (Cambridge), and Jacob Robitaille (Penetanguishene) both finished with a total two-day score of (143). First place in the B flight was captured by Ivan Wardman (Mississauga) who had a score of net two-under-par (70) and had five birdies. The C flight was won by Robert Fulton (East York) who finished the round with a repeat score of net 75 with four birdies.

Winning the Women’s Low Gross division with a score of 73 and four birdies is Nachcha Perkins (Oakville).  Jenna Power (Georgetown) finished second place in the gross division after shooting a score of (80) with one birdie. Following behind in Third place after finishing the second round with a score of (93) is Lori Steenson (Newmarket). Jenna Power (Georgetown) won the net women’s division by 1 stroke as she was net +7 for the tournament.

Golf Ontario would like to thank all the players, staff, and volunteers for supporting the 2023 Ontario Public Amateur Championship Presented by Baka Mobile. Thank you to Don Valley Golf Course for hosting this amazing event. Lastly, thanks to our sponsors and partners for their support of golf across Ontario.


About the Ontario Public Amateur Championship 

The Ontario Public Amateur Championship was first played in 1954 at Don Valley Golf Course. Past winners include Ontario Golf Hall of Fame Member Dave Bunker (2009, 2010), Robert Mclean (2021), Arnold Johnson (2015, 2011), Peter Willis (2014), Gail Pimm (2015) and Nobelle Park (2022). Mill Run Golf Club (Uxbridge, ON) has hosted the tournament a record nine times.

The Ontario Public Amateur Championship Presented by Baka Mobile provides the perfect opportunity for those interested in trying a competitive tournament while providing gross and net flights. This allows higher-handicap players to play against players in their handicap grouping.

About Golf Ontario

Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial sports 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.

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