Exciting and Spectacular golf help
capture major wins
CLARKSBURG, ON (May 27, 2013) - Just a short six weeks ago, we were all counting down the days until the first Ontario, GTA AM Tour event of the season. This past Sunday and Monday, the Tour hosted the sixth of twenty-four events of 2015 season and the first of the three, two-day, 36-hole Majors of the year, officially marking the quarter way point of this fantastic season. Now, we are all thinking: "wait a minute, the season is going by way too fast and summer hasn't even arrived yet." This week, it was The Adams Golf Collingwood Major that was played at, arguably, two of the best golf courses the area has to offer: The Golf Club at Lora Bay, on Sunday and the Georgian Bay Club on Monday.
Day One host of The Collingwood Adams Major, The Golf Club at Lora Bay, was the perfect setting to kick off this great event. Lora Bay is a unique golf course, where every hole, every bunker, and every green is intentionally sculpted to inspire players, both visually and technically. Mother Nature would provide the best weather of the season, thus
far, giving the players nothing to think of except scoring well. There is was no better place to ratchet up the competition, getting players excited to bring home the hardware and the 50% extra prizing and Myrtle Beach Order of Merit Points that were up for grabs. After Day One results were tallied, the four players on top, in each of their respective Flights, would sleep well, knowing they were carrying a three or four shot lead, heading into Day Two.
Day Two of competition was set high above the pristine waters of Georgian Bay, on the edge of the Blue Mountains. The Georgian Bay Club, a Hurdzan-Fry design, offered smooth undulating greens and outstanding views, as well as wider, more generous, rolling fairways than Day One. The more forgiving layout and immaculate conditioned golf course proved rewarding to most in the field, as the scores would fall. And fall they would, in some cases, up to an amazing twenty strokes, round over round. With bragging rights still up for grabs, it was anyone's to win.
In the Championship Flight, Michael Alderman (Georgetown, ON), would take a comfortable four-shot lead into Day Two and would never look back. The Tour rookie would notch his second win of his brief Tour career, adding a Major trophy to his shelf, finishing 79 and 77, for a two-day total of 156. Alone, in second, Will Lecky (Williamstown, ON) made his first event of the 2015 season a triumph, scoring the low round of the two-day event, carding an 85 and 75 for a two-day total of 160. Finishing, in third, with rounds of 83 and 79 for a two-day total of 162, was Mikey White (Hamilton, ON).
In the A-Flight, Tour Veteran, Darryl Scott (London, ON) would once again find his winning touch. Darryl would finish Day One with a 79, taking him into Day Two with a four stroke lead, allowing him to fire away with no stress. And fire away is exactly what he did, shooting a phenomenal 77 for a total score of 156. Alone, in second, Dean Weber (Toronto, ON) played two great rounds of 84 and 80 for a two-day total of 164. Rounding off the top three, Morgan Rubes would score rounds of 85 and 81 for a total of 166.
In the B-Flight, the Tour would get to celebrate success with a true gentleman and competitor who has struggled with his game over the past year. Seemingly, out of nowhere, Andrew Itwaru (Toronto, ON) figured things out - in style! - to score back to back, fantastic rounds of 80 and 81, finishing the Collingwood Adams Major with a two-day total of 161. Alone, in second, Arlo Hugessen (Toronto, ON), who started Day Two six strokes off the lead and in eighth place, would finish the tournament strong, going 86 and 80, over the two days for 166. Placing third, David MacLachlan (Toronto, ON) saw a return to a top three finish, turning in a round of 85 on Day One, improving by two strokes on Day Two, for a two-day total of 168.
In the C-Flight, it would come down to the final eighteen holes, providing the most excitement of the two days. Jay White (Huntsville, ON) would close out Day One with an 88 and a four stroke lead, heading to Day Two over local, Steve Roberts (Clarksburg, ON) and six strokes over Robert Perri (Toronto, ON). The three would have a spirited round, where it was anyone's to win. Jay would see his lead slip, to only one stroke, after Robert would go out on the first six holes of the final round playing some amazing golf. Steven would plug along, on the front nine, only to come alive on the back nine, shooting 40, even after having taken a quadruple bogey on the tenth. The three would finish a great day of competition, all tied with amazing rounds of 86. Jay would take home first, with a two-day total 174. In second, Steve would finish with 178 and third would go to Robert, with a two-day score of 180.
Another one of the many ways to win on Tour is by Net score. Net score prizing is calculated across all players who did not place in the top three gross-scoring positions in their respective Flights. The top two net winners, at each event, will receive one dozen TaylorMade golf balls and one case (24) of Mill Street beer. This week's winners were Brett Parry, with a net 132 and Mike DiFlorio, with a net 137. In addition to the season-long Gross Score, Myrtle Beach Order of Merit, players will compete for a parallel, season-long Net Score Order of Merit. For complete standings click on the link.
The winners of the closest-to-the-pin competition were Mike Hubbs, at Lora Bay and Morgan Rubes, at Georgian Bay Club, each winning a dozen TaylorMade golf balls. The winner's of the Mazda Hole in One, closest to the pin contest, where all players have a chance to win a $2,500 sponsor product shopping spree, were Darryl Scott, at Lora Bay and Robin Hutchins, at Georgian Bay Club. Along with these prizes, TaylorMade, Adams Golf and Mill Street Brewery products are awarded to the top 3 finishers in each of the four Flights. The Tour also awards a draw prize at each event for a $50 certificate redeemable at the Mill Street Brew Pub. This event's winner of the Mill Street Brewery Certificate was Peter Rhodes.
Click here to view THE RESULTS from today's event the Adams Golf Collingwood Major played at The Golf Club at Lora Bay, on Sunday and the Georgian Bay Club, on Monday. Also, to see all the actions from the event, check out these great PICTURES and the latest Tour VIDEOS,provided by Tour Sponsor Capture Scratch. We hope you have a chance to check them out and to download them for FREE!!
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