Dave Bunker Rolls into Third Round at Ontario Men's Match Play Championship
Port Carling, ON (GOLF ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO) - Two-time champion Dave Bunker of Woodbridge continued his run for a third Ontario Men's Match Play Championship title Wednesday, rolling over Oshawa's James Krantz during second round action at The Lake Joseph Club in Port Carling, Ontario.
Bunker, who earned his first Match Play title in 2003 and hoisted the trophy again last year, sent Krantz home on the 13th hole with a resounding 6&5 victory, lining up a third round match for Bunker against Thornton's Ryan Curran. Several thunderstorms moving through the area prevented the full field from completing the third round Wednesday afternoon as scheduled, with the conclusion of those matches now set for Thursday morning.
Also advancing through to the third round was 2010 Ontario Amateur champion Corey Conners , 19, of Listowel who defeated Toronto's Lucas Kim 6&5. Former Ontario Junior Boys' Match Play Champion and Golf Canada Development Team member Brandon Ng of Toronto squeaked by 2010 Ontario Summer Games gold medalist Turner Southey Gordon on the 20th hole, setting up a third round match against Amherstburg's Quinn Vilneff.
The remainder of the third round is set for Thursday morning, followed by the quarter-final and semi-final matches. The 2011 champion will be crowned on Friday morning.
The Ontario Men's Match Play Championship is contested annually and features 64 of Ontario's best amateur golfers that have qualified through one of six qualifying tournaments held earlier this season, or who have gained an exemption into the event. Notable former champions include the PGA Tour's David Hearn, Dave Bunker, and current Big Break Indian Wells contestant David Byrne, who captured the title in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Results for contest Round 2:
Brendan Barrack, Toronto, ON, Lambton Golf & Country Cl v. Mark Hoffman, Thornhill, ON, Thornhill G&CC - Hoffman Won 3 & 2
Alex Dumais, Caledon, ON, Caledon Woods GC v. Brett Nymeyer, Stratford, ON, Stratford CC - Dumais Won 1 up
Luke Shaughnessy, Peterborough, ON, Kawartha G&CC v. Chris Hemmerich, Kitchener, ON, Westmount G & CC - Hemmerich Won 2 & 1
James Krantz, Oshawa, ON, Oshawa Golf & Curling v. Dave Bunker, Woodbridge, ON, Brampton GC - Bunker Won 6 & 5
Jackson Taylor, Waterloo, ON, Westmount G & CC v. Harris Bundy, Toronto, Scarboro Golf & Country C - Bundy Won 2 & 1
Josh Bamberger, Waterloo, ON, Whistle Bear Golf Club v. Alexander Turner, Toronto, ON, Rosedale Golf Club - Bamberger Won 19 holes
Lucas Kim, Toronto, ON, Public Player(GAO Member) v. Corey Conners, Listowel, ON, Listowel GC - Conners Won 6 & 5
Quinn Vilneff, Amherstburg, ON, Essex G & CC v. Ernie Vettese, Woodbridge, ON, The National Golf Club of - Vilneff Won 3 & 2
Sebastian Szirmak, Toronto, ON, Emerald Hills Golf & Coun v. Garrett Rank, Elmira, ON, Whistle Bear Golf Club - Szirmak Won 2 & 1
Jamie Parsons, Barrie, Barrie CC v. John Atherton, Toronto, ON, Donalda Club - Atherton Won 2 & 1
Traynor Turkiewicz, Brantford, ON, Brantford G&CC v. Patrick Williams, Toronto, ON, Donalda Club - Williams Won 19 holes
Zack Kempa, Brantford, ON, Brantford G&CC v. Steven Bridgland, London, ON, Craigowan (Oxford) G&CC - Kempa Won 2 & 1
Chris Moore, Guelph, ON, Guelph Country Club v. Ryan Curran, Thornton, ON, Tangle Creek Golf Club - Curran Won 2 & 1
Adrian Cord, Toronto, ON, Islington GC v. Austin Kelly, Chatham, ON, Maple City Country Club - Kelly Won 1 up
Britt Pronk, London, ON, London Hunt and CC v. Scott Landreth, Stratford, ON, Stratford CC - Pronk Won 2 up
Turner Southey Gordon, Toronto, ON, St. George's Golf & Count v. Brandon Ng, Toronto, ON, Beacon Hall GC - Ng Won 20 holes