Two players from the RBC Canadian Open field at Glen Abbey won’t have much time between tournaments, with the Southern Ontario Open getting underway Tuesday at Hidden Lake in Burlington, Ont.
Dave Levesque of Ste.Catherine, Que., comes into the Southern Ontario Open as the top-ranked player in the PGA of Canada rankings, a position that earned him a spot in the Canadian Open field.
Branson Ferrier of Barrie, Ont., who recently turned professional, earned his ticket to the Canadian Open field by winning a regional qualifier at King’s Forest Golf Course in Hamilton.
This year, the field will include players from the United States, Bermuda, as well as Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario.
“Since we took over the Southern Ontario Open, it’s been our plan to make it stand out as a major event in Ontario golf,” said Great Lakes Tour president Jim Kenesky.
“Branson and Dave are going to truly add something special to the field. With the conditions of the course being fast, firm and downright amazing for such a dry summer, we can’t wait to see what drama will unfold this week,” he added.
A partnership with Bermuda Tourism and Fairmont Southampton Bermuda will earn the winner of the Southern Ontario Open air fare, accommodation and an entry fee paid into the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship at Turtle Hill Golf Club in March.
The public is welcome to watch free of charge Tuesday through Friday.
Major Series of Putting qualifiers will be available to the public Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 5 p. m.
The Major Series of Putting is the “Largest Putting Tournament in History” and after Wednesday, one person will be heading to Las Vegas to compete in the Turbo Singles Championship for a projected purse of $119,000 U.S.
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