Morris and Lee Take Home Ontario Senior Men’s Better-Ball Championship

Tim Lee & Frank Morris - Golf Ontario Senior Better Ball Champions (Photo: Golf Ontario)

BRAMPTON — The final event of the Golf Ontario season took place on September 21 at the Brampton Golf Club with the Ontario Senior Men’s Better-Ball Championship, presented by St. Kitts. This was the second year in a row that Brampton hosted the event and much like 2016, it was a scorcher with temperatures hitting the high 20s for most of the round.

One pair that was able to handle the heat was the team of Guelph’s Frank Morris and Ancaster’s Tim Lee. Morris, from Cutten Fields Golf Club, and Lee, a Golf Ontario Public Player, shot an incredible six-under (65) to claim the title by three shots.

Afterwards the two spoke about their dominant performance. “After we bogeyed the very first hole, things were not looking too good,” said Lee. “But we turned things around, made a few putts and got lucky.”

The duo acknowledged that what helped them during the day was their ability to give themselves two chances to score well on each hole. “I think the strongest part was that we both kept our own ball in play,” added Morris. “We had two chances on every hole and never left the other guy on his own. It made for comfortable putting because we knew we were already secure.”

This is the first provincial title for both Morris and Lee. The two have teamed before but this was their first together at a provincial championship.

There was a four-way tie for second place at three-under (68). Sharing the silver were the teams of: Mississauga’s Bruno Ardito and Brampton’s Gary Parker (both representing the host club of Brampton), Welland’s Sandy Billyard and Collingwood’s Michael Jackson (the 2014 champions), Whitby’s Brad McConnell and Gormley’s Paul Kirkpatrick, and Welland’s Frank Mortensen and Port Colborne’s Tony Ravenda.

Golf Ontario would like to thank Brampton Golf Club and their staff for hosting the event. Thanks also to presenting sponsor St. Kitts, along with the Golf Ontario volunteers, for their support of amateur golf in Ontario.

Leaderboard

Pos Team +/- Thru Total
1 Frank Morris  Cutten Fields
Tim Lee  Public Player
-6 F 65
T2 Bruno Ardito  Brampton GC
Gary Parker  Brampton GC
-3 F 68
T2 Sandy Billyard  Port Colborne Golf & Coun
Michael Jackson  Georgian Bay Club
-3 F 68
T2 Brad McConnell  Lakeridge Links Golf Club
Paul Kirkpatrick  Station Creek GC
-3 F 68
T2 Frank Mortensen  Lookout Point Country Clu
Tony Ravenda  Hunters Pointe GC
-3 F 68
T6 Michael Alderman  Blue Springs Golf Club
Ryan Holmes  Blue Springs Golf Club
-2 F 69
T6 Gordon Dunn  Twenty Valley Golf & Coun
Pat Alpaugh  Brantford G&CC 
-2 F 69
T6 Steve Knoch  OslerBrook G&CC
Hugh Fallon  OslerBrook G&CC
-2 F 69
T6 John Langmuir  The Oaks GC
Wally Keating  Sunningdale GC
-2 F 69
T6 Bruce McEwen  Scarboro Golf & Country C
Frank Mihalek  Scarboro Golf & Country C
-2 F 69
T6 Raymond Oh  Meadowbrook Golf & Countr
Michael Howard  Meadowbrook Golf & Countr
-2 F 69
T6 Dan Partland  The National Golf Club of
Christopher Kertsos  York Downs Golf & Country
-2 F 69
T13 Desmond Brady  Lookout Point Country Clu
Doug Piett  Lookout Point Country Clu
-1 F 70
T13 Ian Gibson  Port Colborne Golf & Coun
Carl Nanni  Meadowbrook Golf & Countr
-1 F 70
T13 Gordon Reinholdt  York Downs Golf & Country
Greg Mackenzie  Public Player
-1 F 70
T13 Mark Ruzycki  Hamilton G & CC
Wallace Hofland  Hamilton G & CC
-1 F 70
T13 Bernie Starchuk  Burlington Golf & Country
Michael Bondy  Glencairn GC – L/S
-1 F 70
T18 Dennis Cote  Brampton GC
Tom McBarron  Hamilton G & CC
E F 71
T18 Tom Dixon  Lionhead GCC
Gilles Parent  Orchard Beach Golf & Coun
E F 71
T18 Dan Gagliardi  Chippewa Creek Golf & Cou
Rick Russell  Chippewa Creek Golf & Cou
E F 71
T18 Ronald Kerr  Brampton GC
Glenn McClelland  Brampton GC
E F 71
T18 Ross Macdonald  Deer Ridge Golf Club
George Stokes  Deer Ridge Golf Club
E F 71
T23 Brian Bowman  St. Thomas Golf & Country
Brad Ideson  St. Thomas Golf & Country
+1 F 72
T23 Howard Glassman  Glencairn GC
Tim Southcott  Glencairn GC
+1 F 72
T23 Guy Kohlmeier  Sarnia G&CC
John Thrasher  Sarnia G&CC
+1 F 72
T23 Joe Miszk  Lookout Point Country Clu
Gordon Henderson  Public Player
+1 F 72
T23 Tony Robinson  The Summit G&CC 
Phil Charal  The Summit G&CC 
+1 F 72
T28 Greg Adoranti  Glen Abbey GC
Jamie Kavanagh  Glen Abbey GC
+2 F 73
T28 Kevin Boland  Brampton GC
Dan Boland  Brampton GC
+2 F 73
T28 Larry Cooper  Mississaugua 
Lars Melander  Hidden Lake GC
+2 F 73
T28 Bill Hilton  St. Andrew’s East Golf Cl
Bob Masukawa  St. Andrew’s East Golf Cl
+2 F 73
T28 John Husband  Rocky Crest Golf Club
Mike Fernie  Burlington Golf & Country
+2 F 73
T33 Mark Bennett  Bayview G&CC
Jim Briggs  Peninsula Lakes GC
+3 F 74
T33 Rick Dodds-Hebron  Brampton GC
Jim Perivolaris  London Hunt and CC
+3 F 74
T33 Randy Doucette  Victoria Park East Golf C
Derek Brown  Victoria Park East Golf C
+3 F 74
T33 David Forsyth  Bowmanville Golf & Countr
Rick Anderson  Bowmanville Golf & Countr
+3 F 74
T33 Brian Jeffery  Batteaux Creek GC
Bob Little  Brampton GC
+3 F 74
T33 David Johnson  Oak Bay G&CC
Mark Davidson  Hawk Ridge G&CC
+3 F 74
T33 Chris Kelos  Meadowbrook Golf & Countr
William “Art” Trojan  St. George’s Golf & Count
+3 F 74
T33 Jeff Maslanka  Deer Ridge Golf Club
Rick Valin  Deer Ridge Golf Club
+3 F 74
T33 Garry Spence  St. Thomas Golf & Country
Bruce Marshall  St. Thomas Golf & Country
+3 F 74
T42 Steve Burch  Barrie CC
Don Johnson  Galt Country Club
+4 F 75
T42 Durant D’Intino  Highland Country Club
Steve Stoyanovich  Highland Country Club
+4 F 75
T42 Walter Dalziel  Oakville Golf Club
Nick Digiandomenico  Batteaux Creek GC
+4 F 75
T42 Bogdan Jedrzejwski  Public Player
Borislav Tzankov  Public Player
+4 F 75
T42 Richard Joch  Glen Abbey GC
Curt Fitzsimmons  Vespra Hills Golf Club
+4 F 75
T47 John Brown  Public Player
Rick Fifield  St. Marys Golf & Country 
+5 F 76
T47 John Murphy  Barrie CC
Doug McCann  Heritage Hills GC 
+5 F 76
T47 Kent Osborne  Vespra Hills Golf Club
Len Timmerman  Public Player
+5 F 76
T47 Marty Quincey  Devil’s Pulpit 
Brian Semkiw  Devil’s Pulpit 
+5 F 76
T47 Luciano Seixas  Public Player
Antonio Silva  Public Player
+5 F 76
T47 Peter Tobin  Kingsville Golf & Country
Mario Guertin  Rattlesnake Point GC
+5 F 76
T47 Jim Watson  Vespra Hills Golf Club
Bob Duvall  Vespra Hills Golf Club
+5 F 76
T54 Gerardo Contardi  The Country Club
Dan Dominico  The Country Club
+6 F 77
T54 Peter MacKinnon  Maple City Country Club
Tom Faulds  London Hunt and CC
+6 F 77
T54 Salvatore Muraca  Brampton GC
Gary Little  Brampton GC
+6 F 77
T54 Barry Orser  Oshawa Golf & Curling
Grant King  Oshawa Golf & Curling
+6 F 77
T58 Michael Mealia  Bayview G&CC
John Mealia  Bayview G&CC
+7 F 78
T58 Ian Montgomery  Weston G&CC
Richard Lockwood  Highland Country Club
+7 F 78
T58 George Moon  The Summit G&CC 
Larry Hevenor  St. Catharines Golf & Cou
+7 F 78
T61 Casey Brandreth  Blue Springs Golf Club
John Hnatiw  Blue Springs Golf Club
+8 F 79
T61 David Goodman  Public Player
Peter Mumford  Public Player
+8 F 79
63 David Stroud  National Pines Golf Club
Don McLean  Greystone Golf Club
+9 F 80
64 Jim Panetta  Grand Niagara GC
Jim Murdoch  Grand Niagara GC
+10 F 81