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Cataraqui's Reyers, Lim three strokes off pace at Ontario Mid-Amateur
Simon Reyers and Richard Lim of Cataraqui Golf and Country Club sit in a five-way tie for sixth place but are only three strokes off the lead after Tuesday’s first round of the Ontario Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Loyalist Golf and Country Club in Bath.
Teeing up support for TMH Foundation
Two-hundred-and-thirty golfers from the Quinte West area participated in a socially distanced edition of the annual Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Golf Classic at Oak Hills Golf Club Friday under clear, blue skies. Both the Highland and Glen courses were full as golfers hit the links at staggered tee times and volunteers were busy organizing a variety of contests, prizes, meals and refreshments. With 230 golfers, the 2020 TMHF Golf Classic was another record-breaker, one of the largest and most successful tournaments for both TMHF and the Quinte region. A full day of entertainment was arranged for the tournament participants, with a Caesars and Popcorn table, a putting contest and many prizes to be won. “It’s a different year,” explained TMHF executive director Wendy Warner. “We’re being very protective of our golfers and our volunteers as far as COVID goes. We’re taking the best precautions we can and everybody’s been very respectful of that.” This year golfers could choose between having a morning or afternoon tee time so that golfers would be able to have their own carts due to COVID. Golfers were also provided with a full bag of fun, healthy snacks and every golf cart had water. “Normally we do a steak barbeque and we would have everybody together for an awards dinner, but we can’t do that this year,” said Warner. “This year, Occasions by the Bay put together a beautiful prime rib sandwich, a couple of salads, sides and dessert. This way golfers can either come early and have their lunch, finish up their golf then have it, or they can take it home with them. This year the title sponsor was Pioneer, which also happened to be their first year sponsoring the TMHF Golf Classic. “Scotiabank is always on board with our play all-day passes,” added Warner. “People pay to play the contest because we have so many $10,000 winning opportunities out there, so Scotiabank matches that dollar for dollar.” COVID-19 has caused a tremendous amount of strain on the healthcare system, and this year the participants of the Annual TMHF Golf Classic were receptive and respectful of the challenges the hospital continues to face. At the 2019 classic, 196 golfers registered and attended in support of the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation. This year, the number of participants showing support for TMHF is higher than last year with 230 golfers. “People are looking to participate and to be able to support a charity, and fortunately for us they’re supporting the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation.” Warner said she is confident that the 2020 golf classic will surpass the previous year’s fundraising goal. “It’s not competitive golf. Today is a fun day of golf where people can support something worthy, the hospital.”