Chris Kerstos Takes Lead At Ontario Senior Men’s Championship

The Marshes will be the home training facility for the new OVGA Regional Junior Team Program
The Marshes hosts the Ontario Senior Men's Championship this week
The Marshes hosts the Ontario Senior Men’s Championship this week

(Golf Ontario) KANATA — Heavy winds took over the second round of the 2016 Investors Group Ontario Senior Men’s Championship on Aug. 5 at The Marshes Golf Club in Kanata. The conditions severely affected the field as only a pair of players were able to card rounds under par. Leading the way at the end of the day was Pickering’s Christopher Kertsos at one-under for the championship (71-72-143).

Kertsos, from York Downs Golf & Country Club, came into the round sitting in a tie for third after an opening round of one-under (71). The 60-year-old began round two on the back nine and found himself even for the day at the turn. Back-to-back birdies on holes one and two dropped him to two-under for the day. However, after a bogey on the fifth, he doubled the sixth. He did finish the round on a positive note with a birdie on the ninth, which helped him end the day at even par (72). Kertsos also has the lead in the 60+ Division.

Sitting two-shots back in second place is Ottawa’s Randy Blondin. Blondin, who is playing the event at his home course of The Marshes, also entered the day tied at one-under.  After an even front nine, Blondin battled the back nine and finished the round two-over (74). He is now one-over for the championship (71-74-145).

Third belongs to Kitchener’s Rick Valin and Toronto’s Robert Gibson at two-over. Valin, from Deer Ridge Golf Club, followed up an opening round four-over (75) with one of only two below-par rounds during the second day. Valin finished the second round one-under (71). As for Gibson, from Cedar Brae Golf & Country Club, he carded a two-over (74) to follow up his first day of even par (72).

Rounding out top five is a four-way tie at four-over (148). Included in the tie are: Wasaga Beach’s Nick Digiandomenico (71-77), Peterborough’s Dan O Donoghue (75-73), Oakville’s Lars Melander (74-74) and London’s Douglas Alexander (68-80).

In the 70+ Division, Collingwood’s Brian Jeffery leads at eight-over for the tournament (80-72-152).

In addition to the championships, players are also competing for one of 34 quota spots for the Canadian Senior Men’s Championship, Sept. 6-9, at Grand Niagara Golf Club. The top three also earn the right to represent Ontario in the team competition at the Canadian Senior Men’s Championship.

Leaderboard

Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Christopher Kertsos  York Downs Golf & Country E F -1 71 72 143
2 Randy Blondin  The Marshes GC +2 F +1 71 74 145
T3 Rick Valin  Deer Ridge Golf Club -1 F +2 75 71 146
T3 Robert Gibson  Cedar Brae G & CC +2 F +2 72 74 146
T5 Nick Digiandomenico  Batteaux Creek GC +5 F +4 71 77 148
T5 Dan O Donoghue  Kawartha G&CC +1 F +4 75 73 148
T5 Lars Melander  Hidden Lake GC – New +2 F +4 74 74 148
T5 Douglas Alexander  London Hunt and CC +8 F +4 68 80 148
9 Rick Dodds-Hebron  Brampton GC +4 F +5 73 76 149
T10 Barry Fairhurst  Whitevale GC -1 F +6 79 71 150
T10 Michael Jackson  Georgian Bay Club +3 F +6 75 75 150
T10 Larry Cooper  Mississaugua +6 F +6 72 78 150
T10 Rob Myhill  The GC at Lora Bay +4 F +6 74 76 150
T10 Mike Soucie  Twenty Valley Golf & Coun +3 F +6 75 75 150
T15 John Husband  Burlington Golf & Country +7 F +7 72 79 151
T15 Bill Hilton  St. Andrew’s East Golf Cl +6 F +7 73 78 151
T15 Joe Miszk  Lookout Point Country Clu +5 F +7 74 77 151
T15 Bernie Starchuk  Burlington Golf & Country +10 F +7 69 82 151
T15 Dan Gagliardi  Chippewa Creek Golf & Cou +2 F +7 77 74 151
T20 Brian Jeffery  Batteaux Creek GC E F +8 80 72 152
T20 Brad Walsh  West Haven G & CC +4 F +8 76 76 152
T20 John Hunt  Public Player +5 F +8 75 77 152
T20 Robert Chaperon  Public Player +6 F +8 74 78 152
T20 Stephen Brodie  St. Thomas Golf & Country +2 F +8 78 74 152
T20 Rick Cody  The Club at North Halton +1 F +8 79 73 152
T26 Jim Gaiger  Markland Wood GC +6 F +9 75 78 153
T26 Wayne Fillmore  St. Andrew’s East Golf Cl +5 F +9 76 77 153
T26 Tim Young  Shelburne G & CC +7 F +9 74 79 153
T26 Guy Larente  Whistle Bear Golf Club +5 F +9 76 77 153
T26 Wally Keating  Sunningdale GC +7 F +9 74 79 153
T26 Michael Mealia  Bayview G&CC +10 F +9 71 82 153
T26 Tom Hossfeld  Hylands Golf Club +6 F +9 75 78 153
T33 Sandy Kalle  Essex G & CC +3 F +10 79 75 154
T33 John Mealia  Bayview G&CC +5 F +10 77 77 154
T33 David Greenaway  Barrie CC +8 F +10 74 80 154
T33 Guy Kohlmeier  Sarnia G&CC +8 F +10 74 80 154
T37 Bob Masukawa  St. Andrew’s East Golf Cl +5 F +11 78 77 155
T37 Lyle Alexander  Greensmere G&CC +6 F +11 77 78 155
T37 Bruce Marshall  St. Thomas Golf & Country +6 F +11 77 78 155
T37 Robert O’Hagan  Paris Grand CC +2 F +11 81 74 155
T37 Warren Sye  Weston G&CC +3 F +11 80 75 155
T37 Tim Southcott  Glencairn GC – L/S +5 F +11 78 77 155
T43 Doug Piett  Lookout Point Country Clu +4 F +12 80 76 156
T43 Michael Pogor  Hidden Lake GC +6 F +12 78 78 156
T43 Greg Hotham  Barrie CC +6 F +12 78 78 156
T43 John Brown  Midland G & CC +4 F +12 80 76 156
T43 Ronald Kerr  Brampton GC +10 F +12 74 82 156
T43 Scott Purdy  Public Player +11 F +12 73 83 156
T43 Jim Briggs  Peninsula Lakes GC +12 F +12 72 84 156
T50 Ian Dinning  Credit Valley Golf & Coun +3 F +13 82 75 157
T50 Richard Lockwood  Highland Country Club +8 F +13 77 80 157
T50 Philip Killeen  Highland Country Club +6 F +13 79 78 157
T50 L.A. MacDonald  Barrie CC +6 F +13 79 78 157
T50 David Ross  Public Player +8 F +13 77 80 157
T50 Frank Morris  Cutten Fields +7 F +13 78 79 157
T50 Michael Kelly  Pakenham Highlands GC +11 F +13 74 83 157
T50 John Murphy  Barrie CC +8 F +13 77 80 157
T50 Brian Bowman  St. Thomas Golf & Country +5 F +13 80 77 157
T50 Gordon Henderson  Public Player +3 F +13 82 75 157
T60 Michael Bondy  Glencairn GC – L/S +7 F +14 79 79 158
T60 Aart Van Veld  National Pines Golf Club +12 F +14 74 84 158
T60 Bill Simmons  Flamborough Hills Golf Cl +7 F +14 79 79 158
T60 Michael McGarragle  Whitevale GC +9 F +14 77 81 158
T60 Rick St Denis  Public Player +14 F +14 72 86 158
T60 Dan Partland  The National Golf Club of +9 F +14 77 81 158
T60 Mark Ruzycki  Hamilton G & CC +12 F +14 74 84 158
T60 Gerard McAnulty  Sarnia G&CC +7 F +14 79 79 158
DID NOT FINISH
MC Darwyne Lang  Donalda Club +14 F +15 73 86 159
MC John Lachance  Hylands Golf Club +9 F +16 79 81 160
MC Michael McBride  Markland Wood GC +5 F +16 83 77 160
MC Bob Irvine  Meadows GC +9 F +16 79 81 160
MC John Thrasher  Sarnia G&CC +7 F +17 82 79 161
MC John Kataila  King’s Forest Golf Club +9 F +17 80 81 161
MC Bruce McEwen  Scarboro Golf & Country C +9 F +17 80 81 161
MC Randy Norton  Settlers’ Ghost GC +10 F +17 79 82 161
MC Rod Farmer  Public Player +9 F +17 80 81 161
MC Richard Evoy  Sault Ste. Marie GC +10 F +17 79 82 161
MC Peter Glynn  Public Player +12 F +18 78 84 162
MC Aldo Bartolini  Mississaugua +9 F +18 81 81 162
MC Ron Green  Scarboro Golf & Country C +10 F +18 80 82 162
MC Tom Hyman  Firerock GC +8 F +18 82 80 162
MC Kelly Roberts  London Hunt and CC +7 F +18 83 79 162
MC Doug McCann  Heritage Hills GC +6 F +19 85 78 163
MC Rick Mastroluisi  Heron Point Golf Links +11 F +19 80 83 163
MC Bill Blake  Garrison Golf & Curling C +13 F +19 78 85 163
MC Chris Regan  Hamilton G & CC +7 F +19 84 79 163
MC Brad Hale  Public Player +8 F +20 84 80 164
MC Donald Dasti  Oshawa Golf & Curling +9 F +20 83 81 164
MC Kenny Small  Devil’s Pulpit +10 F +20 82 82 164
MC Phil Charal  The Summit G&CC +9 F +20 83 81 164
MC Jeff Robson  Wyndance Golf Club +15 F +20 77 87 164
MC Bill Mound  Public Player +13 F +21 80 85 165
MC Jace Kohlmeier  Sarnia G&CC +11 F +21 82 83 165
MC Douglas Heenan  Markland Wood GC +10 F +22 84 82 166
MC David Johnson  Oak Bay G&CC +10 F +22 84 82 166
MC John Robinson  Sunningdale GC +12 F +22 82 84 166
MC Mark Kalbfleisch  Oshawa Golf & Curling +7 F +22 87 79 166
MC Patrick Morris  Cutten Fields +5 F +22 89 77 166
MC Terry Keefe  Heritage Hills GC +14 F +23 81 86 167
MC Clete Pineau  Kawartha G&CC +15 F +23 80 87 167
MC Garry Spence  St. Thomas Golf & Country +11 F +23 84 83 167
MC Pierre Arial  Public Player +11 F +23 84 83 167
MC Rollie Turrie  Chapples Golf Club +16 F +23 79 88 167
MC Michael Horrocks  The National Golf Club of +10 F +23 85 82 167
MC Peter Dunkley  Public Player +11 F +23 84 83 167
MC Richard Harrison  Public Player +15 F +23 80 87 167
MC Desmond Brady  Lookout Point Country Clu +14 F +23 81 86 167
MC Stan Hogan  Affiliate Member +7 F +23 88 79 167
MC Ted Acton  Public Player +15 F +23 80 87 167
MC Dennis Kavanagh  Vespra Hills Golf Club +14 F +24 82 86 168
MC Tim Lee  Public Player +15 F +24 81 87 168
MC Gerard Denomme  Public Player +15 F +24 81 87 168
MC Marty Quincey  Devil’s Pulpit +14 F +24 82 86 168
MC Stephen White  Peterborough G & CC +11 F +25 86 83 169
MC William Lang  Deerhurst Highlands +13 F +25 84 85 169
MC Jay Lilge  Donalda Club +13 F +25 84 85 169
MC Dan Bates  Credit Valley Golf & Coun +12 F +26 86 84 170
MC Danny Cook  Blue Mountain G & CC +17 F +26 81 89 170
MC Dave Madill  Rattlesnake Point GC +11 F +26 87 83 170
MC Walter Dalziel  Oakville Golf Club +12 F +27 87 84 171
MC John Langmuir  The Oaks GC +17 F +27 82 89 171
MC Brian Darling  Public Player +21 F +29 80 93 173
MC David Mosley  St. Andrew’s East Golf Cl +14 F +29 87 86 173
MC Bruce Brewer  Kawartha G&CC +12 F +30 90 84 174
MC Bobby Love  Public Player +13 F +30 89 85 174
MC Clark Mc Alpine  Elmira Golf Club +21 F +32 83 93 176
MC Peter Temple  Galt Country Club +15 F +33 90 87 177
MC Gerald Martin  Sunningdale GC +11 F +34 95 83 178
MC Jeffrey Booth  Public Player +18 F +38 92 90 182
MC Michael Sloan  Riverbend Golf Community +15 F +39 96 87 183
MC Les Westlake  St. Catharines Golf & Cou +19 F +41 94 91 185