Two Tied at Top of Ontario Senior Men’s Amateur

Midland, ON (GOLF ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO) – Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member Warren Sye of Mississauga fired a two-under par 68 Wednesday to tie for the lead with Sarnia’s Guy Kohlmeier in the opening round of the Investors Group Ontario Senior Men’s Amateur Championship hosted by Midland Golf and Country Club.

Sye, a five-time Ontario Amateur champion and two-time Canadian Amateur champion, is looking for his first provincial title in the senior ranks. The 56-year-old Weston Golf and Country Club member laid down five birdies against a single bogey and a double bogey to share the top spot heading into the second round of the 54-hole competition.

Also turning in a 68 was Sarnia Golf and Country Club’s Kohlmeier, who is looking to improve on his T8 finish in last year’s tournament. Kohlmeier carded five birdies and a trio of birdies to hold a two stroke lead over the field alongside Sye.

Alone in third place is Newmarket’s Tom Hodgins, a member at Cedar Brae Golf and Country Club. Hodgins managed to deliver an even-par performance despite carding a triple-bogey on the par-4 1st hole, the only blemish on his otherwise solid scorecard that included three birdies on the round.

Midland resident John Brown, playing his home course, sits three strokes back with a one-over par 71 followed by Vineland Station, ON resident Desmond Brady and Thornhill resident Carl Nanni who share 5th place at three-over par. Former champion and 2012 Ontario Senior Champion of Champions winner Michael Jackson of Collingwood is tied for 7th at 74, while defending champion Jim Morton of London sits at 79, nine-over par.

Second round action gets under way at 7:30 am, with the field set to be cut to the low 60 golfers and ties at the conclusion of play on Thursday. The 2012 champion will be crowned after Friday’s final round.

The Investors Group Ontario Senior Men’s Championship is contested annually and features Ontario’s best male amateur golfers age 55 and older. 2012 marks the 77th playing of the event, and the tournament serves as a qualifying event for the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship, hosted this year at Le Griffon des Sources in Mirabel, QC on August 28-31.


Name Residence Club Score
T1 Guy Kohlmeier Sarnia, ON Sarnia G&CC 68 -2
T1 Warren Sye Mississauga, ON Weston G&CC 68 -2
3 Tom Hodgins Newmarket, ON Cedar Brae G & CC 70 E
4 John Brown Midland, ON Midland G & CC 71 +1
T5 Desmond Brady Vineland Station, ON Lookout Point CC 73 +3
T5 Carl Nanni Thornhill, ON Meadowbrook G&CC 73 +3
T7 Ross Ballantyne Midland, ON Midland G & CC 74 +4
T7 William King Sault Ste Marie, ON Sault Ste. Marie GC 74 +4
T7 Rick Dodds-Hebron Brampton, ON Brampton GC 74 +4
T7 Michael Kelly Ottawa, ON Pakenham Highlands GC 74 +4
T7 Michael Jackson Collingwood, ON Georgian Bay Club 74 +4
T7 Sandy Billyard Ridgeville, ON Hunters Pointe GC 74 +4
T7 Christopher Kertsos Pickering York Downs G&CC 74 +4
T14 Jim Briggs Fenwick, ON GAO Public Player 75 +5
T14 Jim Craigmile St. Marys, ON St. Marys G&CC 75 +5
T14 Chester Graham Midland, ON Midland G & CC 75 +5
T14 Phil Charal Toronto, ON The Summit G&CC 75 +5
T14 Neil Boddington Shanty Bay, ON Barrie CC 75 +5
T14 Stu Hamilton Wasaga Beach, ON Brampton GC 75 +5
T14 Alasdair Cayley Burlington, ON Toronto Golf Club 75 +5
T14 Sandy Hosie Barrie, ON Tangle Creek GC 75 +5
T14 Don Smith Ajax, ON GAO Public Player 75 +5
T14 Dominic Marchesano Hamilton, ON Wildfire GC 75 +5
T14 William “Art” Trojan Etobicoke, ON St. George’s G&CC 75 +5
T25 Tom Bell Collingwood, ON Batteaux Creek GC 76 +6
T25 Wally Keating London, ON Sunningdale GC 76 +6
T25 John Pate Guelph, ON Cutten Fields 76 +6
T25 Dan Partland Bolton, ON The National GC 76 +6
T25 John Sagi Kitchener, ON Deer Ridge Golf Club 76 +6
T25 Bill Hilton Newmarket, ON St. Andrew’s East GC 76 +6
T25 Rollie Turrie Thunder Bay, ON Chapples Golf Club 76 +6
T32 Jim FitzGerald Carlisle, ON GAO Public Player 77 +7
T32 Hugh Fallon Blue Mountains, ON OslerBrook G&CC 77 +7
T32 Ted Acton Hamilton, ON GAO Public Player 77 +7
T32 Reg Finlayson Georgetown, ON The Club at North Halton 77 +7
T32 Scot Cherry Oshawa, ON Lakeridge Links GC 77 +7
T32 John Thrasher Sarnia, ON Sarnia G&CC 77 +7
T32 Chris Ingram Burlington, ON Wyldewood G&CC 77 +7
T32 Brian Jeffery Collingwood, ON Batteaux Creek GC 77 +7
T32 Michael Mealia Thornhill, ON Bayview G&CC 77 +7
T32 Sid Segsworth Sudbury, ON Idylwylde G&CC 77 +7
T32 Don Reed Komoka, ON GAO Public Player 77 +7
T32 Robert Goss Welland, ON Peninsula Lakes GC 77 +7
T32 Dick Lockwood London, ON London Hunt and CC 77 +7
T32 Paul Stone Collingwood, ON Blue Mountain G&CC 77 +7
T46 Bob Pesarchuk Oshawa, ON Columbus G&CC 78 +8
T46 John Mcbride Courtice, ON Lakeridge Links GC 78 +8
T46 Allan Stitt Belleville, ON Black Bear Ridge GC 78 +8
T46 Garry Spence London, ON St. Thomas G&CC 78 +8
T46 Bob Turcotte Ajax, ON Royal Ashburn GC 78 +8
T46 Lars Melander Oakville, ON Hidden Lake GC 78 +8
T46 Rick Fifield St.Marys, ON St. Marys G&CC 78 +8
T46 Peter Aharan London, ON Sunningdale GC 78 +8
T54 Robert Lamoureux Toronto, ON Mississaugua G&CC 79 +9
T54 Peter Temple Kitchener, ON Galt Country Club 79 +9
T54 Doug Robertson Sault Ste. Marie, ON Silver Creek GC 79 +9
T54 Tim Lee Ancaster, ON GAO Public Player 79 +9
T54 Donald White London, ON London Hunt and CC 79 +9
T54 Jim Morton London, ON GAO Public Player 79 +9
T54 Tom Hyman London, ON Firerock GC 79 +9
T61 Bill Bratt Toronto, ON GAO Public Player 80 +10
T61 Jim Gaiger Toronto, ON Markland Wood GC 80 +10
T61 Dan Colquhoun Kitchener, ON Doon Valley GC 80 +10
T61 Phil Lee Maple, ON King Valley Golf Club 80 +10
T61 Bill Simmons Burlington, ON Flamborough Hills GC 80 +10
T61 Bob Desautels Guelph, ON Cutten Fields 80 +10
T61 Robert Gater Lindsay, ON Lindsay G&CC 80 +10
T61 Grant Fullerton North Bay, ON North Bay G&CC 80 +10
T61 Michael Horrocks Etobicoke, ON Lambton G&CC 80 +10
T61 John Bracken London, ON GAO Public Player 80 +10
T61 Tom Cochrane Toronto, ON Parry Sound G&CC 80 +10
T61 David Moser Waterloo, ON GAO Public Player 80 +10
T61 Dan Bates Mississauga, ON Credit Valley G&CC 80 +10
T61 David Stroud Newmarket, Ont. Beacon Hall GC 80 +10
T61 Brian Lofgren London, ON West Haven G&CC 80 +10
T61 Scott MacKenzie Conestoga, ON Conestoga G&CC 80 +10
T61 Frank Morris Guelph, ON Guelph Lakes GC 80 +10
T61 Rick Cody Mississauga, ON The Club at North Halton 80 +10
T79 Wally Meisinger Tiny, ON Midland G & CC 81 +11
T79 Robert Nebel Unionville, ON Whitevale GC 81 +11
T79 Paul Findlay Toronto, ON Rosedale Golf Club 81 +11
T79 Mark Davidson Orillia, ON Hawk Ridge G&CC 81 +11
T79 Ian Dinning Mississauga, ON Credit Valley G&CC 81 +11
T79 Michael Pogor Burlington, ON Hidden Lake GC 81 +11
T79 Paul Nielsen Amherstburg, ON The Summit G&CC 81 +11
T79 Richard Evoy Sault Ste Marie, ON Sault Ste. Marie GC 81 +11
T79 Steve Stoyanovich London, ON Highland CC 81 +11
T88 Michael Mclaren Oshawa, ON Dalewood GC 82 +12
T88 Salvatore Muraca Georgetown, ON Brampton GC 82 +12
T88 Sam Semple London, ON GAO Public Player 82 +12
T88 Bob Masukawa Aurora, ON St. Andrew’s East GC 82 +12
T88 Larry Cooper Oakville, ON Mississaugua 82 +12
T88 Terry MacGorman Toronto, ON Donalda Club 82 +12
T88 Dan Gagliardi Ancaster, ON Chippewa Creek G&CC 82 +12
T95 Murray Lively Verona, ON Rivendell Golf Club 83 +13
T95 David Lett Victoria, BC GAO Public Player 83 +13
T95 Dan Mogridge Hillsdale, ON Muskoka Bay Club 83 +13
T95 Les Westlake St. Catharines, ON St. Catharines G&CC 83 +13
T95 Ian Gibson Niagara Falls, ON Meadowbrook G&CC 83 +13
T100 Chris Hundley South River, ON Deerhurst Highlands 84 +14
T100 Steven Hisey Thornhill, ON Carrying Place G&CC 84 +14
T100 Marc Ringuette North Bay, ON North Bay G & CC 84 +14
T100 Don Bathgate Innisfil, ON National Pines GC 84 +14
T100 Ted Hunt Fenelon Falls, ON GAO Public Player 84 +14
T100 Blake Clemes Listowel, ON Devil’s Pulpit GC 84 +14
T100 Gary Johansen Mississauga, ON Credit Valley G&CC 84 +14
T100 Paul Alexander Oakville, ON Credit Valley G&CC 84 +14
T100 John Nash London, ON London Hunt and CC 84 +14
T100 Al Corbeil Beeton, ON The Club at Bond Head 84 +14
T100 George Stokes New Hamburg, ON Deer Ridge Golf Club 84 +14
T111 Frank Hill Sundridge, ON Deerhurst Highlands 85 +15
T111 Don Positano Toronto The National GC 85 +15
T111 Al Smith Perkinsfield, ON Midland G & CC 85 +15
T111 David Goodman Richmond Hill, ON GAO Public Player 85 +15
T111 Peter Tobin Toronto Kingsville G&CC 85 +15
T111 Dennis Gordon Bolton, ON Carrying Place G&CC 85 +15
T111 Mark Ruzycki Ancaster Ont Hamilton G&CC 85 +15
118 Brian Piper London, ON Craigowan G&CC 86 +16
T119 Albert Dietrich Kitchener, ON Grey Silo GC 87 +17
T119 John Cameron Hawkestone, ON Barrie CC 87 +17
T119 Cary Westfall Etobicoke, ON Markland Wood GC 87 +17
T119 John Doucette Aurora, ON King’s Riding GC 87 +17
T123 Reed Ellis Orillia, ON Hawk Ridge G&CC 88 +18
T123 Ian Tod Toronto, ON Donalda Club 88 +18
T123 Scott Murfitt Oakville, ON Wyldewood G&CC 88 +18
126 Derek Orr Barrie, ON Barrie CC 89 +19
T127 Marcel Pinard Sudbury, ON Timberwolf Golf Club 90 +20
T127 Glen Chandler Ingersoll, ON Tarandowah GC 90 +20
T127 Peter Palframan Thornhill, ON Rocky Crest Golf Club 90 +20
T127 Bruce McEwen Scarborough, ON Scarboro G&CC 90 +20
131 Jim Israel Waterloo, ON Westmount G & CC 91 +21
132 Don McLean Toronto, ON Greystone GC 95 +25
WD Stephen Ashby Toronto, ON St. George’s G&CC
WD Kent Klim Belfountain, ON Devil’s Pulpit GC
WD Rick Paquette Belle River, ON Beach Grove G&CC
WD Dave Sloan Kitchener, ON Westmount G & CC
WD Dave Beatty Brampton, ON Brampton GC


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