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Golf Ontario – After a cool and damp first round of the Baka Public Player Championship, players enjoyed a spectacular day of weather on Day 2 at the beautiful National Pines Golf Club. Temperatures in the mid 20’s with a light wind made for an extremely enjoyable day as players battled for Public Amateur supremacy.

With three championship flights up for grabs, golfers in the A flight (gross) and B and C flights (net) again took on the picturesque and challenging National Pines course.

The overall winner and winner of the A flight (gross) competition was Aurora’s Shyamal Nagindas. The Day 1 leader with a +1 score of 73, Nagindas fired another stellar round of +1 on Day 2 for a total Championships score of 146 (+2). His 2 day total was enough for a four shot victory over 2nd place finisher Jeremy Wilson of Waubaushene who was one stroke ahead of 3rd place finisher Robin Petras of Newmarket. Nagindas, who said this was likely his last amateur event before turning professional, was understandably ecstatic with his win “This is likely my last event as an amateur and I thought if I played my game and focused on one shot at a time then I would have a chance to win. I found something with my irons and was rolling the putter extremely well and that added up to a win”, said Nagindas.  

Winner of the B Flight and the first net score competition, was Jerry Power of Brampton. Sitting in 2nd place after day 1, Power shot his second net 73 in a row for a 146 to take the net B flight crown by 3 strokes over first round leader Robert Sterling of Mississauga, who finished at +5. Power was thrilled with the win “I was just trying to get experience. I’ve played in a few senior events, and wanted to try something different. It is a beautiful course, and I would like to thank Golf Ontario, and the volunteers, for a fantastic experience”, said Power. In a tie for 3rd in this flight were Greg Colling and Rob McLean with a total net score of +6.

The C flight Championship ended in regulation with a 2-way tie for the lead between Robert Fulton and Steve Stone. Stone and Fulton both finished at -2 for the Championship, and went to a 3-hole playoff to determine the winner. After a closely contested playoff, Toronto’s Fulton emerged as the winner of the C flight. Said Fulton “18th or 20th time is a charm. Having played in this event probably 18 or more times, and with two 2nds and a 3rd under my belt, it feels great to finally get the win”.   2nd place went to Whitby’s Stone followed by the 3rd place finisher (and first day leader) Romie Lat who finshed three shots behind the leaders with a two day total of +1.

For many competitors this was their first experience competing in a Golf Ontario championship while others are seasoned veterans. The Baka Public Amateur Championship provides the perfect opportunity for those interested in trying a competitive tournament while providing gross and net flights. This allows higher handicap players to play against players in their handicap grouping. Anyone who has considered trying one of Golf Ontario’s events should look to the 2019 Baka Public Amateur Championship as a great starting event.

For more information, please visit the official tournament website

About the Baka Wireless Public Amateur Championship

The Baka Wireless Public Amateur Championship was first played in 1958 at Don Valley Golf Club. Past winners include: Ken Trowbridge (1970), 2018 Ontario Golf Hall of Fame inductee Dave Bunker (2009, 2010) and Craig Loughry who has won a record four times (1997, 2001, 2005, 2006). Play of the tournament was suspended from 1984-1995. Mill Run Golf and Country Club (Uxbridge, ON) has hosted the tournament a record 9 times.

About Golf Ontario

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 hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to shaping lives through Golf.

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For more information, please contact:

Peter MacKellar
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Golf Ontario
(t) 905.852.1101 ext 224
(e) PMacKellar@gao.ca

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Results for contest Overall Gross:
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 1   Shyamal Nagindas   Public Player              73-73--146 +2    
 2   Jeremy Wilson      Public Player              77-73--150 +6    
 3   Robin Petras       Public Player              77-74--151 +7    
 4   Ben Snaidero       Public Player              79-73--152 +8    
 5   Arnold Johnson     Public Player              76-77--153 +9    
 T6  Albert Devin       Oakridge Golf Club         77-77--154 +10   
 T6  Peter Willis       Public Player              76-78--154 +10   
 8   Jonathan Dunlap    Public Player              77-78--155 +11   
 9   Marshall Pemberton Cutten Fields              80-77--157 +13   
 10  Jerry Power        Public Player              79-79--158 +14   
 11  Shavi Kahlon       Public Player              82-77--159 +15   
 12  Robert Sterling    Public Player              75-86--161 +17   
 T13 Greg Colling       Public Player              84-78--162 +18   
 T13 Rob McLean         Public Player              83-79--162 +18   
 T13 Cameron Brennan    Public Player              80-82--162 +18   
 T16 Justin Arrowsmith  Public Player              79-84--163 +19   
 T16 Kyle Sippel        Listowel GC                79-84--163 +19   
 T18 Kevin Philipow     Public Player              80-85--165 +21   
 T18 Blake Pyatt        Royal Ashburn Golf Club    78-87--165 +21   
 20  Manojav Sridhar    Public Player              82-84--166 +22   
 21  Paul Moran         Public Player              82-85--167 +23   
 22  Kirk Ruston        Midland G & CC             85-83--168 +24   
 T23 Chad Papple        Public Player              85-84--169 +25   
 T23 Dave Madill        Public Player              84-85--169 +25   
 25  Mark Westfall      Public Player              88-82--170 +26   
 T26 Jay Borromeo       Public Player              84-87--171 +27   
 T26 John Contini       Public Player              83-88--171 +27   
 T26 Matt Breedon       Public Player              86-85--171 +27   
 T26 Samon Chea         Public Player              89-82--171 +27   
 30  Dean Weber         Public Player              88-84--172 +28   
 T31 Gary Kirk          Public Player              85-88--173 +29   
 T31 Troy Darbyson      Public Player              94-79--173 +29   
 33  Mike Vieira                                   90-84--174 +30   
 34  Derek Erechook     Public Player              89-86--175 +31   
 35  Paul Graham        Kawartha G&CC              87-89--176 +32   
 36  Paul Corner        Public Player              92-86--178 +34   
 37  Drake Jefferson    Bluewater Golf Course      87-92--179 +35   
 T38 Peter Fletcher     Public Player              85-95--180 +36   
 T38 Derek Nadon        Public Player              89-91--180 +36   
 T38 Craig Marsh        Public Player              90-90--180 +36   
 41  Desmond Kane       Public Player              90-94--184 +40   
 T42 Mohammed Shazaban  Public Player              86-100--186 +42  
 T42 John Leon          Public Player              85-101--186 +42  
 T44 Todd Matier        Public Player              99-88--187 +43   
 T44 Mike Rau           Public Player              97-90--187 +43   
 46  Brennan O’Donnell  Public Player              91-99--190 +46   
 47  Dave Hepditch      Public Player              97-96--193 +49   
 48  Jason Swatman      Public Player              100-94--194 +50  
 49  Murray Morton      Public Player              93-107--200 +56  
 50  Robert Schestak    Public Player              109-109--218 +74 

DID NOT FINISH

 WD  Jean-Henri Lavoie  Public Player              81-0--81 +9      
 WD  Kent Trainor       Public Player              85-0--85 +13     
 WD  Arjun Walia        Public Player                               
 DQ  Stuart Kelly       Public Player              82-0--82 +10     
 DQ  Michael Zeppieri   Public Player              84-0--84 +12     
 DQ  Doug Lancop        Sutton Creek Golf & Count                   
 NS  Jordan Epstein     Public Player              101-0--101 +29   

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Results for contest A Flight (GROSS):
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 1   Shyamal Nagindas   Public Player              73-73--146 +2  
 2   Jeremy Wilson      Public Player              77-73--150 +6  
 3   Robin Petras       Public Player              77-74--151 +7  
 4   Ben Snaidero       Public Player              79-73--152 +8  
 5   Arnold Johnson     Public Player              76-77--153 +9  
 T6  Albert Devin       Oakridge Golf Club         77-77--154 +10 
 T6  Peter Willis       Public Player              76-78--154 +10 
 8   Jonathan Dunlap    Public Player              77-78--155 +11 
 9   Marshall Pemberton Cutten Fields              80-77--157 +13 
 10  Shavi Kahlon       Public Player              82-77--159 +15 
 11  Cameron Brennan    Public Player              80-82--162 +18 
 12  Kyle Sippel        Listowel GC                79-84--163 +19 
 T13 Kevin Philipow     Public Player              80-85--165 +21 
 T13 Blake Pyatt        Royal Ashburn Golf Club    78-87--165 +21 
 15  Paul Moran         Public Player              82-85--167 +23 
 16  Dave Madill        Public Player              84-85--169 +25 
 17  Mark Westfall      Public Player              88-82--170 +26 
 T18 Matt Breedon       Public Player              86-85--171 +27 
 T18 Samon Chea         Public Player              89-82--171 +27 
 20  Derek Erechook     Public Player              89-86--175 +31 
 21  Drake Jefferson    Bluewater Golf Course      87-92--179 +35 
 22  Desmond Kane       Public Player              90-94--184 +40 
 23  Mike Rau           Public Player              97-90--187 +43 

DID NOT FINISH

 WD  Jean-Henri Lavoie  Public Player              81-0--81 +9    
 WD  Arjun Walia        Public Player                             
 DQ  Stuart Kelly       Public Player              82-0--82 +10   
 DQ  Michael Zeppieri   Public Player              84-0--84 +12   
 DQ  Doug Lancop        Sutton Creek Golf & Count                 
 NS  Jordan Epstein     Public Player              101-0--101 +29 

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Results for contest B Flight (NET):
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 1   Jerry Power       Public Player   73-73--146 +2  
 2   Robert Sterling   Public Player   69-80--149 +5  
 T3  Greg Colling      Public Player   78-72--150 +6  
 T3  Rob McLean        Public Player   77-73--150 +6  
 T5  Justin Arrowsmith Public Player   73-78--151 +7  
 T5  Troy Darbyson     Public Player   83-68--151 +7  
 7   Manojav Sridhar   Public Player   76-78--154 +10 
 8   Kirk Ruston       Midland G & CC  79-77--156 +12 
 T9  Chad Papple       Public Player   79-78--157 +13 
 T9  Jay Borromeo      Public Player   77-80--157 +13 
 11  Dean Weber        Public Player   81-77--158 +14 
 12  John Contini      Public Player   77-82--159 +15 
 13  Paul Graham       Kawartha G&CC   79-81--160 +16 
 14  Gary Kirk         Public Player   79-82--161 +17 
 T15 Derek Nadon       Public Player   80-82--162 +18 
 T15 Paul Corner       Public Player   84-78--162 +18 
 T15 Mike Vieira                       84-78--162 +18 
 18  Peter Fletcher    Public Player   77-87--164 +20 
 19  Todd Matier       Public Player   88-77--165 +21 
 T20 Mohammed Shazaban Public Player   77-91--168 +24 
 T20 Craig Marsh       Public Player   84-84--168 +24 
 22  Dave Hepditch     Public Player   85-84--169 +25 
 T23 John Leon         Public Player   77-93--170 +26 
 T23 Brennan O’Donnell Public Player   81-89--170 +26 
 25  Jason Swatman     Public Player   90-84--174 +30 
 26  Murray Morton     Public Player   83-97--180 +36 
 27  Robert Schestak   Public Player   97-97--194 +50 

DID NOT FINISH

 WD  Kent Trainor      Public Player   79-0--79 +7    

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Results for contest C Flight (NET):
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 1   Robert Fulton    Public Player              70-72--142 -2  
 2   Steve Stone      Public Player              70-72--142 -2  
 3   Romie Lat        Public Player              69-76--145 +1  
 T4  John Baty        Public Player              77-75--152 +8  
 T4  Jeff Roberts     Kedron Dells Golf Course   81-71--152 +8  
 6   Mark Van Alstyne Public Player              71-83--154 +10 
 7   Andrew Schlegel  Public Player              78-77--155 +11 
 T8  Robert Montekio  Royal Ashburn Golf Club    79-77--156 +12 
 T8  Frederick Flores Shanty Bay Golf & Country  71-85--156 +12 
 T10 Larry Baird      Public Player              77-80--157 +13 
 T10 Robert Wilkes    Woodington Lake GC         74-83--157 +13 
 12  Robert Farla     Public Player              79-79--158 +14 
 T13 John Baynham     Hawk Ridge G&CC            80-81--161 +17 
 T13 Joe Renzetti     Public Player              81-80--161 +17 
 T13 Tom Hepditch     Public Player              81-80--161 +17 
 16  Steve Karabatsos Public Player              78-86--164 +20 
 17  Gerry Hunt       Saugeen Golf Club          75-92--167 +23 
 18  George Supol     Public Player              79-89--168 +24 
 19  Tim Scott        Public Player              87-82--169 +25 
 T20 Mark Rodrigues   Public Player              86-84--170 +26 
 T20 Joseph Hamon     Public Player              92-78--170 +26 
 22  Wayne Wong       Public Player              84-88--172 +28 
 23  Larry Yasinski   Public Player              90-98--188 +44 

DID NOT FINISH

 DQ  Nicholas Bulhoes Public Player                             
 NS  Neil Wilson      Public Player