by Joe McLean
The Ottawa Valley Golf Association Senior City & District Championships for men and women were held on Tuesday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at the Carleton Golf & Yacht Club and the Loch March Golf Club in Ottawa under bright skies and hot temperatures.
SENIOR WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP – JANET MATTHEWS TROPHY
The first groups off the course on the final day of competition were the senior women golfers from OVGA Member Clubs.
Leading the way as she did after round 1 was Lise Jubinville from the Hylands Golf Club with her total score of 159 (77/82). Her final day score was a little higher and that might have been a result of a sprained ankle suffered on the first day of competition. However there were no excuses given by the first time Janet Matthews Trophy recipient.
When asked about her game, Lise replied – “Both days had their hiccups, but it was nice at Carleton to go home again. The ball knew were to go and I really didn’t have to think about the course other than thinking don’t read too much break on the greens. It was really nice playing Carleton as it’s always in great shape. Joel (Trickey) does such a terrific job there. Here at Loch March I started off with an 8 but I eventually found my game and came through in the end and I played with some terrific women both days.”
Note: Although this was her first OVGA Senior City & District Championship win, Lise has won five City & District, three Match Play, one Senior Match Play Championships and three “A” Division Tournament of Club Champions Championships as well as three OVGA Orders of Merit. Lise has also teamed with Brenda Pilon to win five 4-Ball, one 2-Ball and one Ryder Cup OVGA Championships.
Following Lise in the Senior Championship were Brockville’s Teri De Luis (82-80-162), Hyland’s Diane Dolan (82-81-163), Rideau View’s Susan Pearl (82-83-165) and GreyHawk’s two-time defending champion Pam Fraser (83-84-167).
SENIOR MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP – W.G. BEDARD TROPHY
The only player in the OVGA Senior Men’s Championship to shoot under par and he did it both days was Peter Harrison from the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club. Peter shot 2-under 69 at Carleton and 1-under 71 at Loch March to finish at 3-under par to take home the W. G. Bedard Senior Championship Trophy.
When asked about his play over the two days, Peter responded – “I played really solid from tee to green, maybe as solid as I’ve played all year. I tried to play smart with a lot of hybrids and a few 5-irons off the tee just to keep my ball in play. I hit seventeen greens today and the only bogie was a three putt. I played well so I’m very happy. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in this position so I just wanted to keep it in play on both courses. I didn’t get myself into any trouble so it worked out well.”
Note: Peter was the OVGA City & District Champion in 1996 and 2002 and in 2007 won the “A” Division of the OVGA Tournament of Club Champions.
Following Peter in the Senior Men’s Championship were Gatineau’s Ricky Coulombe (72-78-150), Ottawa Hunt’s Greg Clarke (74-77-151), Madawaska’s Perry Freda (78-74-152), Smiths Falls Tom Henderson (77-77-154) and Cornwall’s Richard McCullough (76-78-154).
Congratulations to all of the senior competitors in the OVGA City & District Senior Championships for battling through the heat. The OVGA’s Sherry Rodenkirch also thanked the Carleton Golf & Yacht Club and the Loch March Golf Club for giving up their golf courses for this OVGA Championship.