LEMAY MAKES IT TO FINALS OF ONTARIO MEN’S MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

LEMAY MAKES IT TO FINALS OF ONTARIO MEN’S MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Georgian Grizzlies golfer Matt Lemay put together an impressive week at the Ontario Men's Match Play Championship.

The event put on by Golf Ontario brings together many of the top amateur golfers in the province with this year's event being held at the Lake Joseph Club in Port Carling, ON. The field of 64 player's face-off head-to-head in a single elimination match play tournament until a champion is crowned.

Lemay opened his championship on Tuesday by defeating Keith Joel 2 & 1. On day two, Lemay continued his strong play defeating Harris Bundy 9 & 8 before also defeating Braydon White 2 & 1 to earn a spot in the tournaments quarter-finals.

Thursday was more of the same for Lemay who came up big, defeating Andrew Nagel 1-up in the quarters before defeating Nicholas Ross 5 & 4 in the semis.

In the finals Lemay battled back from an early deficit but it wasn't quite enough falling 3 & 2 to Chase Komaromi on Friday.

This was the second straight year in contention for Lemay as last year he made it all the way to the semi-finals of the Ontario Men's Match Play Championship.

The Waterloo native has been very busy the last few weeks as he competed in qualifiers for both the U.S. Open and the RBC Canadian Open. Last week Lemay was the top finishing Grizzlies golfer at the Canadian University/College Championships where he finished tied for 35th.

Lemay, a Golf Management student, won the bronze medal at the PING CCAA Golf National Championship last October.

The Georgian Grizzlies golf season gets underway in September. Georgian's women's team is the reigning CCAA and OCAA Champions while the men's team won silver at the OCAA Championships. Tryout dates for this year's team will be announced in the coming weeks.