SIX NATIONS — On August 16, Golf Ontario announced that the 2023 Indigenous Ontario Championship had concluded at the MontHill Golf and Country Club.
Last year, John Monture Jr., of Six Nations, captured the Men’s portion of the Inaugural Indigenous Ontario Championship in dramatic fashion on the fourth playoff hole. Playing the 18th for the fourth time in just over an hour, Monture would prevail.
This year, after 54 holes, it was ultimately Ky Horn of the Mohawks of Kahnawake, who captured the men’s overall championship and Skyesong Alexis of the Alexis Nakoda Sioux Nation who won the women’s overall division.
Horn showed spectacular golf through the 3 day bout and shot a 218; on the final day, he was able to secure the win shooting 75. Alexis ended the tournament with a total of 229.
With rain delays to mid-tournament ceremonies, the 2nd Annual Indigenous Ontario Championship displayed athletes hailing from over 41 Indigenous nations from across the country as well as participants from the USA.
It was noted that the DreamCatcher Charitable Foundation teamed up with MontHill Golf Club to raise $22,000 for the foundation.
According to the Golf Ontario website, “the Indigenous Ontario Championship is a 54 hole competition open to men and women of all ages. The championship features a Gross division and a Net Stableford division and also recognizes the top junior and senior players. Golf Ontario has worked closely with Indigenous leaders to ensure this event provides players and spectators with a memorable provincial championship experience. The championship will bring awareness to the growth of the game of golf and the impact it has on the communities.”
“Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance, and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 500 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact to growing the game at the grassroots level and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to Shaping Lives Through Golf.”
SIX NATIONS — Ky Horn of the Mohawks of Kahnawake, captured the men’s overall championship and Skyesong Alexis of the Alexis Nakoda Sioux Nation won the women’s overall division. Photo courtesy of the Golf Ontario website.