Preview: 47th Annual PGA of Ottawa Zone Championship at Loyalist Golf & Country Club

8th Hole, Loyalist Golf & Country Club (Photo: Scott MacLeod)

by Joe Mclean

The 47th annual PGA of Ottawa Zone Championship on the Flagstick.com PGA of Ottawa Tour will take place at the Loyalist Golf & Country Club in Bath, Ontario on Sunday, August 7th and Monday, August 8th. This year’s sponsor is Srixon/Cleveland Golf Canada and presented by Nike Golf.

Lee Curry from the Camelot Golf & Country Club will be looking for his sixth consecutive zone championship and his seventh overall. He first hoisted the PGA of Ottawa Zone Championship trophy in 2014 and he has been unbeaten from 2017 through 2021.

Lee will also be inducted into the Ottawa Valley Golf Association Hall of Fame on Monday, August 29th at the Camelot Golf & Country Club.

Included in the 2022 PGA of Ottawa Zone Championship field are former PGA of Ottawa Zone Champions – Rideau View’s Roger Beale (2003), The Landings’ Chris Barber (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010), Kingsway Park’s Michel Dagenais (2009) and Royal Ottawa’s Dave McDonald (2015, 2016).

Michel Dagenais should provide stiff competition as he has already won the PGA of Ottawa’s Spring and Summer Opens in 2022 on the circuit.

In the Senior Division of the PGA of Ottawa Zone Championships, GUNNGOLF’s Graham Gunn will be looking for his third consecutive Senior Division title after his wins in 2020 and 2021. Graham has also six PGA of Ottawa Zone Championships on his resume. He was crowned Zone Champion in 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2011 and 2013.

Former PGA of Ottawa Zone Championship Senior Division winners in the field include Cedarhill’s Greg White (2005), PGA of Canada’s Malcolm Trickey (2013), Golf-O-Max’s John Watson (2016) and Ottawa Hunt’s Steve Hall (2017).

Greg White was also the winner of the PGA of Ottawa Zone Championship in 1986 and Malcolm Trickey in 1994.

Spectators are welcome to come out and watch with the action starting at the Loyalist Golf & Country Club on Sunday at 1 pm and on Monday at 9 am.

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