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Golf Ontario – Kertsos tames wind at West Haven to win 2016 Senior Men’s Champion of Champion


LONDON— Windy conditions greeted the 59 players who took to the course at West Haven Golf & Country Club on May 25, for the 2016 Ontario Senior Men’s Champion of Champions, presented by Turkish Airlines. The event featured senior club champions from all across the province, who were all looking to take home the title.

When all was said and done, it was Pickering’s Christopher Kertsos who came away with the low round. The York Downs Golf & Country Club member fired a one-over (72) to take the title. The 60-year-old Kertsos is no stranger to provincial honours, as he was the individual medalist at the 2014 George S. Lyon team competition.

After the win, Kertsos spoke about where the it ranks for him. “This win is pretty special to me. Other than the George S. Lyon, it’s my first individual win among my peers. I didn’t think it was going to happen the way I started the day as I double bogeyed the first hole and I was four-over after nine. Then things started to click and I started to make some birdies. I got to one-over with two holes to go but bogeyed my second last hole, which I was quite upset about, but I birdied my last one to finish at one-over. I didn’t think that one-over was going to hold up though, I really didn’t.”

Kertsos attributed the win to his strong turnaround on the back nine. “I didn’t feel great at the beginning of the round, but I just hung in there and tried to keep making pars until I had some birdie chances. I converted a few back-to-back birdies, followed by some pars and a few more birdies and that was the difference.”

Following Kertsos was a four-way tie for second place. Among the four players to all finish at three-over (74) were: 2014 Senior Men’s Amateur Champion Larry Cooper, from Oakville and the Mississaugua Golf & Country Club; 2014 Senior Men’s Champion of Champions Dan Partland, from Bolton and The National Golf Club of Canada; Jim Chapman, from Ancaster and the Hamilton Golf & Country Club; and Paul Nielsen, from Kingsville and Point West Golf Club.

For full tournament information, including the final leaderboard, see the tournament site at:

Senior Men's Champion of Champions

About the Senior Men’s Champion of Champion

The Ontario Senior Men’s Champion of Champions was first contested in 1970 and features senior men’s club champions age 55 and over from Golf Ontario member clubs across the province. Golf Ontario would like to thank West Haven Golf & Country Club for hosting the event, as well as all of the staff and volunteers who contributed to the event. Thanks also to Turkish Airlines, the title sponsor of the championship. 


Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 450 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world.  From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact, to growing the game at the grassroots level and getting the game of golf into our school systems, to keeping the Ontario golf community aware of all relevant issues and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to making golf better for everyone in Ontario. We share a love and passion for golf, while preserving its past, fostering its future, and championing golf’s best interests for everyone who enjoys the sport.

For more information, please contact:

Darren Matte, Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Golf Ontario

905-852-1101 ext. 234



Results for contest 2014 SMCC:
 1   Christopher Kertsos  72 +1  
 T2  Larry Cooper         74 +3  
 T2  Dan Partland         74 +3  
 T2  Jim Chapman          74 +3  
 T2  Paul Nielsen         74 +3  
 T6  Lars Melander        75 +4  
 T6  Bill Hilton          75 +4  
 T8  Jamie Robertson      76 +5  
 T8  Michael Alderman     76 +5  
 T8  John Murphy          76 +5  
 T8  Aart Van Veld        76 +5  
 T8  Frank Dante          76 +5  
 T13 Barry Fairhurst      77 +6  
 T13 Rick Ludlow          77 +6  
 T13 Tom Hodgins          77 +6  
 T13 Tim Southcott        77 +6  
 T13 Philip Killeen       77 +6  
 T18 Michael Jackson      78 +7  
 T18 Michael Mealia       78 +7  
 T18 Wyatt Stinson        78 +7  
 T18 Rick Mastroluisi     78 +7  
 T18 Mike Jones           78 +7  
 T23 Mike Shearon         79 +8  
 T23 Bill Simmons         79 +8  
 T25 Kelly Roberts        80 +9  
 T25 John Robinson        80 +9  
 T27 John Sagi            81 +10 
 T27 Robert Goss          81 +10 
 T27 Bob Purdy            81 +10 
 T30 Stephen Brodie       82 +11 
 T30 Rick Dodds-Hebron    82 +11 
 T30 Mark Hunermund       82 +11 
 T30 Philip Cole          82 +11 
 T30 David Glass          82 +11 
 T30 Eric Wright          82 +11 
 T36 Larry Hevenor        83 +12 
 T36 Mike Valentine       83 +12 
 T36 David Larkin         83 +12 
 T36 Ken Dunlop           83 +12 
 T36 Michael Policelli    83 +12 
 T41 Rob Chiki            84 +13 
 T41 Bob Herron           84 +13 
 T41 Michael Reynolds     84 +13 
 T41 Gilles Parent        84 +13 
 T45 Robert McGregor      85 +14 
 T45 Daniel McMillan      85 +14 
 T45 Graham Garrard       85 +14 
 T48 Terry MacGorman      86 +15 
 T48 Randy Norton         86 +15 
 T48 Gerald Hiltz         86 +15 
 T51 Rick Hebert          87 +16 
 T51 John Gamboz          87 +16 
 53  James Dow            88 +17 
 T54 Howie Wark           89 +18 
 T54 Errol Hook           89 +18 
 T54 Charlie Morgan       89 +18 
 T57 Steve Pare           90 +19 
 T57 Donald MacKay        90 +19 
 59  Bruce Burger         91 +20 


 JWD Warren Sye                  


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