Scarborough, ON – Scarboro Golf and Country Club’s distinguished hosting resume has seen four Canadian Opens, the Canadian Tour Championship and several amateur championships. With prestigious championships being nothing new at Scarboro, the 100th playing of the Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship is set to get underway from July 12th – 15th. This year, a field of 156 competitors is ready to play to their strengths to determine who’ll take home the prestigious Men’s Amateur Crown.
“Scarboro Golf & Country Club is a Tillinghast design that’s challenging for all skill levels. Even though the course specs out at 6500 yards, it plays much longer and has undulating greens that defend it against today’s long hitters,” said Chris Piedimonte, Head Professional at Scarboro Golf & Country Club.
As 2021 Champion Thomas Giroux is not set to return, we will have a new champion lifting the trophy after four rounds. Some past Golf Ontario Champions to keep an eye out for include: Dave Bunker (Cherry Hill Club), Ben MacLean (Cherry Hill Club), Dave Greenaway (Barrie Country Club), and Charles Fitzsimmons (St. Thomas Golf & Country Club). MacLean, Greenaway and Fitzsimmons have already secured championship hardware in 2022 and are looking to keep their hot play going for the Men’s Amateur Championship this week.
The championship sees round one underway at 8:00 am on Tuesday, July 12th. For qualifying, pin locations, tee times, and leaderboard information check out our Golf Genius page.
About the Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship
The Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship was first played in 1923 at Lakeview Golf and Country Club. Featuring the best amateur golfers in the province, it is arguably the most prestigious event in the country. Many players have kick-started their journey to professional golf through the event.
Since the inaugural event, the Ontario Amateur has enjoyed an illustrious history of great champions including highly decorated amateur golfer and NHL referee Garrett Rank (2018), 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir (1990 & 1992), Gerry Kesselring (1949, 1951, 1952, 1953), professional players Jon Mills (2001), Corey Conners (2010), Albin Choi (2012), Chris Hemmerich (2014) and Gary Cowan. Cowan holds the record for the most Ontario Amateur Championships with nine (1964, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981 & 1984).
Scarboro Golf and Country Club last hosted the Men’s Amateur in 1968. Philip Farley was their last member to win the Men’s Am in 1948.
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 500 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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Peter MacKellar, Manager, Marketing and Communications, Golf Ontario;
Adam (AJ) Abraham, Assistant, Marketing Communications, Golf Ontario;