Morris and Lee take home Ontario Senior Men’s Better-Ball Championship
BRAMPTON — The final event of the Golf Ontario season took place on September 21 at the Brampton Golf Club with the Ontario Senior Men’s Better-Ball Championship, presented by St. Kitts. This was the second year in a row that Brampton hosted the event and much like 2016, it was a scorcher with temperatures hitting the high 20s for most of the round.
One pair that was able to handle the heat was the team of Guelph’s Frank Morris and Ancaster’s Tim Lee. Morris, from Cutten Fields Golf Club, and Lee, a Golf Ontario Public Player, shot an incredible six-under (65) to claim the title by three shots.
Afterwards the two spoke about their dominant performance. “After we bogeyed the very first hole, things were not looking too good,” said Lee. “But we turned things around, made a few putts and got lucky.”
The duo acknowledged that what helped them during the day was their ability to give themselves two chances to score well on each hole. “I think the strongest part was that we both kept our own ball in play,” added Morris. “We had two chances on every hole and never left the other guy on his own. It made for comfortable putting because we knew we were already secure.”
This is the first provincial title for both Morris and Lee. The two have teamed before but this was their first together at a provincial championship.
There was a four-way tie for second place at three-under (68). Sharing the silver were the teams of: Mississauga’s Bruno Ardito and Brampton’s Gary Parker (both representing the host club of Brampton), Welland’s Sandy Billyard and Collingwood’s Michael Jackson (the 2014 champions), Whitby’s Brad McConnell and Gormley’s Paul Kirkpatrick, and Welland’s Frank Mortensen and Port Colborne’s Tony Ravenda.
Golf Ontario would like to thank Brampton Golf Club and their staff for hosting the event. Thanks also to presenting sponsor St. Kitts, along with the Golf Ontario volunteers, for their support of amateur golf in Ontario. For complete tournament information visit the tournament site at: https://gao.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/gao17/event/gao1722/index.htm
About the Ontario Senior Men’s Better-Ball Championship
The Ontario Senior Men’s Better-Ball Championship was first contested in 1982. It is open to players aged 55 and older as of the date of the tournament. The championship trophy was donated by the Oakdale Golf & Country Club, who annually host Golf Ontario’s Men’s Better-Ball Championship. Notable champions include Ontario Golf Hall of Famers Nick Westlock and Stu Hamilton.
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============================================================ Results for contest Low Gross: ============================================================ 1 Frank Morris Tim Lee 65 -6 T2 Bruno Ardito Gary Parker 68 -3 T2 Sandy Billyard Michael Jackson 68 -3 T2 Brad McConnell Paul Kirkpatrick 68 -3 T2 Frank Mortensen Tony Ravenda 68 -3 T6 Michael Alderman Ryan Holmes 69 -2 T6 Gordon Dunn Pat Alpaugh 69 -2 T6 Steve Knoch Hugh Fallon 69 -2 T6 John Langmuir Wally Keating 69 -2 T6 Bruce McEwen Frank Mihalek 69 -2 T6 Raymond Oh Michael Howard 69 -2 T6 Dan Partland Christopher Kertsos 69 -2 T13 Desmond Brady Doug Piett 70 -1 T13 Ian Gibson Carl Nanni 70 -1 T13 Gordon Reinholdt Greg Mackenzie 70 -1 T13 Mark Ruzycki Wallace Hofland 70 -1 T13 Bernie Starchuk Michael Bondy 70 -1 T18 Dennis Cote Tom McBarron 71 E T18 Tom Dixon Gilles Parent 71 E T18 Dan Gagliardi Rick Russell 71 E T18 Ronald Kerr Glenn McClelland 71 E T18 Ross Macdonald George Stokes 71 E T23 Brian Bowman Brad Ideson 72 +1 T23 Howard Glassman Tim Southcott 72 +1 T23 Guy Kohlmeier John Thrasher 72 +1 T23 Joe Miszk Gordon Henderson 72 +1 T23 Tony Robinson Phil Charal 72 +1 T28 Greg Adoranti Jamie Kavanagh 73 +2 T28 Kevin Boland Dan Boland 73 +2 T28 Larry Cooper Lars Melander 73 +2 T28 Bill Hilton Bob Masukawa 73 +2 T28 John Husband Mike Fernie 73 +2 T33 Mark Bennett Jim Briggs 74 +3 T33 Rick Dodds-Hebron Jim Perivolaris 74 +3 T33 Randy Doucette Derek Brown 74 +3 T33 David Forsyth Rick Anderson 74 +3 T33 Brian Jeffery Bob Little 74 +3 T33 David Johnson Mark Davidson 74 +3 T33 Chris Kelos William "Art" Trojan 74 +3 T33 Jeff Maslanka Rick Valin 74 +3 T33 Garry Spence Bruce Marshall 74 +3 T42 Steve Burch Don Johnson 75 +4 T42 Durant D'Intino Steve Stoyanovich 75 +4 T42 Walter Dalziel Nick Digiandomenico 75 +4 T42 Bogdan Jedrzejwski Borislav Tzankov 75 +4 T42 Richard Joch Curt Fitzsimmons 75 +4 T47 John Brown Rick Fifield 76 +5 T47 John Murphy Doug McCann 76 +5 T47 Kent Osborne Len Timmerman 76 +5 T47 Marty Quincey Brian Semkiw 76 +5 T47 Luciano Seixas Antonio Silva 76 +5 T47 Peter Tobin Mario Guertin 76 +5 T47 Jim Watson Bob Duvall 76 +5 T54 Gerardo Contardi Dan Dominico 77 +6 T54 Peter MacKinnon Tom Faulds 77 +6 T54 Salvatore Muraca Gary Little 77 +6 T54 Barry Orser Grant King 77 +6 T58 Michael Mealia John Mealia 78 +7 T58 Ian Montgomery Richard Lockwood 78 +7 T58 George Moon Larry Hevenor 78 +7 T61 Casey Brandreth John Hnatiw 79 +8 T61 David Goodman Peter Mumford 79 +8 63 David Stroud Don McLean 80 +9 64 Jim Panetta Jim Murdoch 81 +10