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Formed in 1948, The Ottawa Valley Golf Association (OVGA) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the growth and development of golf in the Ottawa Valley Region. Supported by Golf Québec, Golf Ontario, and Golf Canada, the OVGA is responsible for golf tournaments, junior programs, handicap supervision, the rules of golf, and course rating in the district.

In these efforts, the OVGA supports and works with its approximately 80 member clubs and is proud and appreciative of its 4,000 boys, girls, women, and men that participate in and volunteer for our competitions.

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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News: July Ends as it Started with Exceptional Golf on Display at the Men's & Women's City & District Championships

Ottawa Hunt’s Haley Yerxa captured the 2020 OVGA Women’s City & District four strokes ahead of runner-up Diana McDonald of Loyalist. Rideau View’s Dylann Armstrong and Royal Ottawa’s Ashley Lafontaine tied for third. Janet Geiger of Hylands captured the Division 2 title four strokes ahead of Lindsay Baker of Hautes Plaines and Brenda Pilon of Hylands. The Mina Dennison Shield went to Hylands represented by Diane Dolan, Pam Fraser, Janet Geiger and Lise Jubinville.

Dwight Reinhart kept the hot hand from the Hunt capturing the Men’s A Class City & District with a three-day total of 6-over, four strokes ahead of last year’s champion Ryan Sevigny of Eagle Creek. Madawaska’s Perry Freda rounded out the top 3. The Men’s B Class title went to last year’s chamption, Denis Tremblay of Smiths Falls. Greensmere’s Joe Gamble finished one stroke back with Mountain Creek’s Eric Iron in third place.

Complete results for the Women’s event can be found here: https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga20/event/rcga20164/contest/9/leaderboard.htm

 

Click here for the Men’s results: https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga20/event/rcga20163/contest/5/leaderboard.htm

News: Junior City & District Continues the Streak of Hot Play in July

The weather was nearly perfect at the Mississippi Golf Club on Friday July 24th for the final round of the OVGA City & District Championships. The course was in great shape and there were some great scores and exciting finishes.

Leading the way was our Overall Boys and Juvenile champion James Newton (Royal Ottawa) with a solid 2-under 70 from the back tees.  Next at even par 72 was our Junior champion Owen Walsh (Rideau View), followed by Johnathan Rivington (Perth) at 73, and Aiden Coyle (Carleton) at 74. The Bantam Boys champion was Yaorui Xu (Ottawa Hunt) at 74, and Atlas Ibit (GreyHawk) took the Pee-wee title with a 1-shot victory over Samy Tahar (Rivermead) over the 2 days of the championship.

On the girls side, our Bantam and Overall winner was Antonia Ho (Kanata), who was +3 over 27 holes. Carlee Meilleur (Loyalist) took the Pee-wee title at +6 and Lauren Gervais (Kanata) was our Juvenile champion at +7 for the 2 days.

Full results can be found online: https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga20/event/rcga20160/contest/4/leaderboard.htm

News: Regional Golf Continues to Sizzle at the 2020 OVGA Senior Championships

Pam Fraser of Hylands captured the Senior Women’s title with a 2-over 74, Fraser was joined by fellow Hylands’ players, Diane Dolan and Lise Jubinville, at the top of the leaderboard. Complete results for gross and net winners across all age categories are available here:
https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga20/event/rcga20157/contest/21/leaderboard.htm

After two days of fierce competition, public player John Taylor and Smiths Falls Tom Henderson were tied atop the leaderboard of the Senior Men’s Championship with a two-day total of 148, 4-over par. Rivermead’s Ken Lafreniere and Greg Clarke of the Ottawa Hunt rounded out the top four. Complete results are available here: https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga20/event/rcga20156/contest/1/leaderboard.htm

The event also offered Order of Merit points as well as qualifying spots for the Women’s and Senior Men’s match play events were also up for grabs. Order of Merit standings are available here:
https://www.ovga.org/order-of-merit. Pam Fraser and Lucy Pouliot also picked up qualifying spots for the Women’s Match Play. Senior Men’s Match Play qualifying spots went to: Ken Lafreniere, Daniel Gélinas , Andre Barbe, Stephane Racine, Phil Howlett, Richard Delisle, Marc Bedard and John Hunt.

News: Results for the 2nd Men's A&B Class and Senior Men's Field Day

Monday was another hot day and another day of hot golf at Rockland Golf Club, site of the second OVGA Field Day.

 

Eagle Creek’s Ryan Sevigny lead the A class with a 2-under 70, followed by Cory Roque (Hylands), Jonah O’Connor (Renfrew), Alexander Rodriguez and Owen Walsh (Rideau View).

 

Marc Beauvais (Sand Point) captured the B class title over Vincent Britt-Guy (Buckingham), Jeffrey Willard (Glengarry), Joe Gamble (Greensmere) and Guerra Agustin (Napierville).

 

The leaderboard was tight in the Senior Men’s Event, with Perry Freda (Madawaska), Tom Henderson (Smiths Falls) and Greg Clarke (Ottawa Hunt) tied with a 2-over 74 followed by John Taylor and Ken Clark (GreyHawk), one stroke behind at 75.

News: Results for the Men's A&B, Sr. Men's and Women's Field Day at eQuinelle

It was a spectacular day at eQuinelle for the OVGA Men’s and Senior Men’s Field Day. This tournament also acted as a qualifier for the Golf Quebec Alexander of Tunis, and the OVGA Senior Men’s Match Play. Maxime Marengère (Rivermead) was victorious in the Men’s A Division followed by Jonah O’Connor (Renfrew), Nicolas Lapointe (Ile de Montréal), Maxx Rochette (Camelot) and Ryan Sevigny (Eagle Creek). In the Men’s B Division, Jae Prot (Renfrew) took first spot over Denis Barsalo (Glengarry), Rod Gilks and Sharat Gupta. Top finishers in the Senior Men’s Flight 1 were Daniel Gélinas (Kanawaki), Lyle Alexander (Greensmere), Jim Crawford (GreyHawk), Perry Freda (Madawaska) and Tom Henderson (Smiths Falls).

Isabella Ferguson (Kanata) won the Women’s Division followed by Lise Jubinville (Hylands), Diane Dolan (Hylands), Diana McDonald (Loyalist) and Carlee Meilleur (Loyalist).

For the results:

Men’s A&BSr. MenWomen’s

News: OVGA Intersectionals Cancelled

This perennial favourite club competition has been around for over 60 years. For those club members who qualify to make the team, it is a “badge of honor” to wear the club team shirt and represent their club in this great event. Unfortunately, for this year, regions across Ontario and Quebec, including the OVGA, have made the difficult decision to cancel their Intersectionals. It was not a decision that was made lightly or without considerable debate. In the end, the health and safety for all involved were the primary factors driving this decision. Other factors influencing our decision-making were: club policies regarding the hosting of outside tournaments; clubs’ ability to field full teams; players’ comfort level; and the impact that current protocols would have on the team aspect of the event. All 2020 club standings will be carried into 2021, and we look forward to a spirited competition next season.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at admin@ovga.org should you have any questions.

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OVGA – Exciting New Developments Ready for the 2020 Golf Season

While the golf season is currently on pause, the OVGA is ready with some new developments when it’s time to hit the play button! Check out some of the new initiatives that will be awaiting golfers this season:

  • New Player / Mentor Program - Invite a friend, and both the “New Player” and “Mentor” get a $20 discount off their entry fees.

  • Home Course Member Savings - Save $25 on your entry if you are a member of the host club.

  • New Events - a number of new fun events have been initiated, including a Field Day and Team Scramble events.

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