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
DID NOT FINISH
JWD Colin Grieve Stoney Creek, ON Glendale Golf & CC