(ALBERTON, ON) – It was a dramatic finish to the 2017 Ontario Men’s Champion of Champions on May 16, from Heron Point Golf Links in Alberton. After 18 holes, two players found themselves tied with rounds of two-under 69.
Brooklin’s Ashley Chinner and Oakville’s Mike Kray both went back out to the 18th hole to try and determine a winner.
During the playoff, Chinner’s tee shot found the middle of the fairway, while Kray, from Rattlesnake Point Golf Club, was in the rough with a tough angle to the green. However, he recovered nicely and landed his second shot on the green.
Chinner, a Coppinwood member, also had a solid approach, which landed inside of Kray’s shot. Kray left his birdie putt just short, giving Chinner a chance for the win.
Chinner stepped up and sank the putt, earning the championship.
“Sinking that putt felt good. I had the right line and I just had to hit it,” Chinner said. “The greens were a little slow today, but still very good for May 15th. I putted and chipped well. I didn’t hit many greens, so I really had to putt and chip well.”
Kray picked up the silver medal, while the bronze went to the 2016 Ontario Mid-Amateur Champion, Oakville’s Matthew Sim, of Mississaugua Golf and Country Club, who shot an even par 71.
Locally, Brendan Seys of Maple City Country Club in Chatham finished 11th with a 2-over 73, while Pointe West Golf Club’s Richard Martinello was off the pace with a 16-over 87.