Ross, Gligic challenge for golf’s provincial champion of champions

LAKEFIELD – Two golfers will carry the colours of the Hamilton area for the 2006 Beck’s Non-Alcoholic Beer Men’s Champion of Champions tournament.

Hamilton Golf and Country Club title holder Andrew Ross and Hidden Lake champion Michael Gligic, who is the youngest competitor at 16 years old, highlight a field of 94 men’s club champions from across Ontario who will tee off at 1 p.m. Thursday (June 15) to crown the Champion of Champions at the Wildfire Golf Club.

Collingwood’s Blue Mountain G&CC club champion Brian Jeffery is the oldest player at 61 in the Golf Association of Ontario conducted event.

Earlier this year, Ross and club mate Matt Ion Young teamed to win the Beck’s Non-Alcoholic Beer Men’s Better Ball Championship at Oakdale Golf & Country Club in Downsview. It marked the second time in five years the duo has claimed the trophy and earned them a five-year exemption at this event through the 2011 season.

And earlier this week, Wally Berseth of Burlington finished in a five-way tie for second place in the 37th Ontario Senior Men’s Champion of Champions, which was won by Bill Ruiter of Leamington. The event was played at London’s Riverbend Golf Community.

The senior Men’s Champion of Champions is conducted annually for senior players (55 and over) who have won their respective Senior Club Championships.