Rob Cowan Fires Six-Under 66 To Capture Ontario Men’s Champion of Champions Title
Bath, ON – Waterloo resident Rob Cowan earned the Ontario Men’s Champion of Champions trophy Tuesday at Loyalist Country Club after firing a scorching six-under par 66.
The Westmount Golf and Country Club member picked up the gold medal for the first time in the annual tournament that features club champions from across Ontario, after a number of close finishes in the past.
Cowan started strong, working the greens and sinking a string of long putts off the top. An eagle on the par 5, 554-yard fifth hole along with his second birdie of the day on the sixth pushed him to -4 through the turn. The only bogey on his card came on the tenth hole, but it was smooth sailing after that as he added another trio of birdies to close out the round.
Cowan credits his success to his familiarity with the course, having delivered a strong performance at Loyalist in 2009 at the Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
“Last year I shot a 68 here in the third round, so I came into it today telling myself I was going to beat that score,” said Cowan. “Last night at the hotel I visualized the holes on the course, what clubs I was going to play, and today I stuck pretty close to what I pictured myself doing.”
Cowan will make his next appearance in early July at the Investors Group Ontario Amateur Championship hosted by Idylwylde Golf and Country Club in Sudbury.
Runner-up honours went to Kingston resident Ryan Kennedy. The Amherstview Golf Club men’s champion carded a one-under par 71 to claim the silver medal. Third place went to Newmarket’s David Sreiberg of Glenway Country Club, who finished with a 73, one-over par.