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Eastern Ontario Golf Notes

The Ottawa Valley Golf Association held their Senior Men’s Field Day on Monday, June 3rd at the Metcalfe Golf Club.  Bill Holzman of Rideau View Golf Club and Tom Hossfeld of Hylands Golf Club led the way with one over par rounds of 73.

The full leader board link  is here.

Two golfers from Eastern Ontario will be representing the province at the Canada Games this summer in Sherbrooke, Quebec.  Brooke Henderson (15) of Smiths Falls and Austin James (17) of Bath, Ontario were named to Team Ontario on Monday. The pair will join Brogan McKinnon of Mississauga, Samantha Spencer of Georgetown, Jake McNulty of Port Perry,  and Carter Simon of Sutton will comprise Team Ontario when competition gets under way August 14-17 at Milby Golf Club in Sherbrooke.  Richmond Hill’s Grace Chung and Caledon resident Ryan Borg haven been named as alternates to the team.

The six players will travel to Sherbrooke as part of the Team Ontario multi-sport athlete contingent competing in the Games, which will feature 4,200 athletes from across Canada competing in 20 different disciplines over 16 days of competition.

The Golf Association of Ontario will hold their Senior Mens Champion of Champions on Tuesday at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course.  More info and leaderboard here.

Brad Boyle of Kingston, Ontario got a nice surprise on Monday.  Boyle, a non-exempt member of the PGA TOUR Canada, was playing in the Monday Qualifier for the Times Colonist Island Savings Open at Gorge Vale GC in Victoria when he was pulled off the golf course.  Originally the 7th alternate for the tournament Boyle had went to 1st alternate earlier in the day and when another player withdrew he made his way into the field.  Tour officials sought him out on the course with the good news and brought him back to the clubhouse.

Boyle relayed to Flagstick that it was a welcome interruption to the round. “Great feeling after a bogey,” he noted in a text.

Another Kingstonian, Simon Reyers, made his pro debut on Monday.  The University of Detroit Mercy graduate shot 75 on a gusty day at the National Pines Golf Club in Barrie to tie for 6th place at a Great Lakes Tour event.  Andrew Jensen of Ottawa was one back for a share of 9th place. Mike Froom of Prescott turned in an 80.  Greg Doherty of Mississauga won in a playoff with Will Mitchell of Pickering after each shot 69 in regulation.

Former Nationwide Tour player Lee Curry was the repeat winner at the Smiths Falls Pro-Am on Monday.  The Rideau View Golf Club apprentice professional shot 69 to capture the pro portion of the tournament for the second straight year.

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