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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wijesinghe Wins Champion of Champions

Huntsville | by Bayshore News Staff  

Brampton Golfer Shoots 2 Under


Ontario Men's Champion of Champions

at Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course in Huntsville

Brampton resident Binupa Wijesinghe fired a two-under par 70 to capture the title.

Craig Janzen of Mount Forest, the champion at Pike Lake Golf & Country, tied for 34th at 83.

Steve Irving from Owen Sound Golf & Country was 54th with an 89.



Brampton resident Binupa Wijesinghe fired a two-under par 70 on Wednesday to capture the Ontario Men's Champion of Champions title at Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course in Huntsville, Ontario.

Wijesinghe, representing Brampton Golf Club, topped the field of men's club champions from across the province. The 21 year-old has a string of impressive junior and collegiate finishes in Canada and the United States under his belt, and is the former Sri Lanka Junior Open Golf champion.

"Today I tried to just stay steady throughout the round and let the putter do its thing," he said. "I didn't do anything risky, and just played steady golf."

With his win at Deerhurst, Wijesinghe earns an exemption into the Ontario Amateur Championship taking place at his home club in Brampton in July. He was set to compete in the final qualifying tournament next week in a bid to earn a spot in the Amateur, but can now breathe a little easier going into the event.

"This definitely takes a lot of stress off, and it's really just an honour to be able to play in the Amateur at my home club."

Oshawa Golf and Curling Club champion Jacob Patte was one back at 71 to pick up the silver medal, followed by Islington Golf Club's Adrian Cord who finished in third place with an even-par 72. Stephen Dimen of Hamilton Golf and Country Club finished in fourth place, followed by recent Canadian University/College champion Mark Hoffman of Thornhill Golf and Country Club who tied with Craig Watkins of Glencairn Golf Club to round out the top five.

The Ontario Men's Champion of Champions event is contested annually and features male club champions from Golf Association of Ontario member clubs across the province. Played for the 57th time in 2011, notable former champions include Ontario Golf Hall of Fame members Warren Sye, Stu Hamilton, and Gerry Kesselring, as well as current Big Break Indian Wells competitor David Byrne. The Golf Association of Ontario would like to thank Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course for hosting the 2011 event.


Results for contest Low Gross:
 1   Binupa Wijesinghe    Brampton, ON        Brampton GC                70 -2 
 2   Jacob Patte          Oshawa, ON          Oshawa Golf  & Curling     71 -1 
 3   Adrian Cord          Toronto, ON         Islington GC               72 E  
 4   Stephen Dimen        Ancaster, ON        Hamilton Golf & Country C  73 +1 
 T5  Mark Hoffman         Thornhill, ON       Thornhill G&CC             74 +2 
 T5  Craig Watkins        Mississauga, ON     Glencairn Golf Club        74 +2 
 T7  Dennis Kavelman      Waterloo, ON        The Lake Joseph Club       75 +3 
 T7  Steve Fredericks     Peterborough, ON    Kawartha G&CC              75 +3 
 T7  Echo Chan            Kingston, ON        The Landings Golf Club     75 +3 
 T7  Scott Landreth       Stratford, ON       Stratford CC               75 +3 
 T7  Rob Cowan            Waterloo, ON        Westmount G & CC           75 +3 
 T7  Gary Young           Mississauga, ON     Wyldewood Golf & Country   75 +3 
 T13 Todd Cook            London, ON          West Haven G & CC          76 +4 
 T13 Peter vanWezel       Lasalle, ON         Kingsville Golf & Country  76 +4 
 T15 Brendan Leonard      Cambridge, ON       Galt Country Club          77 +5 
 T15 David Greenaway      Barrie              Tangle Creek Golf Club     77 +5 
 T17 James McKeon         Toronto, ON         Grandview Golf Club        78 +6 
 T17 Christian McCullough Richmond Hill, ON   Meadowbrook Golf & Countr  78 +6 
 T19 Jeff Pinkerton       Mt. Brydges, ON     Caradoc Sands Golf Course  79 +7 
 T19 Jeff Clapp           Delhi, ON           Otter Creek GC             79 +7 
 T19 Ben Ferguson         Woodbridge, ON      The Country Club           79 +7 
 T19 Mark Brewer          Pickering, ON       Whitevale GC               79 +7 
 T23 Emerson Bianchi      Woodbridge, ON      The National Golf Club of  80 +8 
 T23 Paul Lang            Ancaster, ON        Beverly Golf & Country Cl  80 +8 
 T23 Bryan Beeson         Beaumaris, ON       South Muskoka Curling & G  80 +8 
 T23 Martin Jokay         Peterborough, ON    Wildfire GC                80 +8 
 T27 Tony Mills           Oshawa, ON          Kedron Dells Golf Course   81 +9 
 T27 Britt Pronk          London, ON          London Hunt and CC         81 +9 
 T27 James Seymour        Aurora, ON          Summit Golf & Country Clu  81 +9 
 T30 Scott Herrington     Brighton, ON        Barcovan Golf Club         82 +10
 T30 Mark Whittrick       Kitchener, ON       Elmira Golf Club           82 +10
 T30 Thomas Morton        Uxbridge, ON        Rocky Crest Golf Club      82 +10
 T30 Doug Walker          St. Thomas, ON      St. Thomas Golf & Country  82 +10
 T34 Craig Janzen         Mt. Forest, ON      Pike Lake G & CC           83 +11
 T34 Michael Schaffer     Kitchener           Conestoga Golf & Country   83 +11
 T34 Rod Sachs            Listowel, ON        Listowel GC                83 +11
 T34 Gordon Dunn          Hamilton, ON        Twenty Valley Golf & Coun  83 +11
 T34 Bryan Monster        Burlington, ON      Brantford G&CC             83 +11
 T39 Brian Decker         Oakville, ON        Credit Valley Golf & Coun  84 +12
 T39 Jason Holmes         Corunna, ON         St. Clair Parkway Golf Cl  84 +12
 T39 Jamie Parsons        Barrie              Barrie CC                  84 +12
 T42 John Sagi            Kitchener, ON       Deer Ridge Golf Club       85 +13
 T42 Richard Evoy         Sault Ste Marie, ON Sault Ste. Marie GC        85 +13
 T42 Joe Miszk            Niagara Falls, ON   Lookout Point Country Clu  85 +13
 T42 Adam Salisbury       Georgetown, ON      The Club at North Halton   85 +13
 T42 Brian Losier         Barrie, ON          Vespra Hills Golf Club     85 +13
 T42 Dennis Gordon        Bolton, ON          Carrying Place Golf & Cou  85 +13
 T42 Blair Sherrit        Barrie, ON          The Club at Bond Head - S  85 +13
 49  Dan Parrack          Toronto, ON         Weston G&CC                86 +14
 T50 Dave Matheson        Bolton, ON          Glen Eagle Golf Club       87 +15
 T50 Christian Rutherford Peterborough, ON    Oliver's Nest Golf Club    87 +15
 T52 Steven Feeney        Mitchell, ON        Mitchell Golf & Country C  88 +16
 T52 Stan Kukla           Collingwood, ON     Cranberry GC               88 +16
 T54 Steve Irving         Owen Sound, ON      Owen Sound Golf & Country  89 +17
 T54 Roger Beagan         Parry Sound, ON     Parry Sound Golf & Countr  89 +17
 T56 Ryan Leeming         Oakville, ON        Millcroft Golf Club        90 +18
 T56 Mike Varga           Strathroy, ON       Bear Creek Golf Club       90 +18
 T56 Andrew Gradish       Tillsonburg, ON     Bridges at Tillsonburg     90 +18
 59  Scott Nelson         Uxbridge, ON        Sleepy Hollow Golf & Coun  91 +19
 60  Nicholas Shirley     Warkworth, ON       Warkworth Golf Club        92 +20
 61  Jason Kerr           Orillia, ON         Couchiching Golf & Countr  94 +22
 62  Tim Young            Orangeville, ON     Shelburne G & CC           95 +23


 JWD Colin Grieve         Stoney Creek, ON    Glendale Golf & CC               




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