FIRST TIMERS DOMINATE AT THE
BRIGHT BLUE WAVE OPEN
BRANTFORD (May 5, 2015) - The beautiful and historic Brantford Golf Country Club was the stage for the third event of the 2015 GTA Am Tour season, the Bright Blue Wave Open. A highly anticipated stop, Brantford Golf and Country Club provided the players with excellent conditions as the greens were smooth and consistent. All four Flights and 68 players took part in today's event and were treated to a perfect golf weather day with an overcast sky and moderate temperatures. For those competing in the Bright Blue Wave Open it was anyone's to win. However, as a player you had to think your way around this traditional course, keeping it down the middle.
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In the Championship Flight Steve Thomson (Markham, ON) was able put together a round of three birdies, nine pars, four bogies and two doubles, that would lead him to a 1 shot victory and a round of 77. In second, fresh off his win at last week's Kingervision Classic was John Harrington (Ajax ON). John strung together some great holes having birdie one, parring 10 and bogieing seven to card a 78. Alone in third place, was Jay Skukowski (Toronto ON) who shot an 82.
In the A-Flight, Danny MacDonald (Turkey Point, ON) had an amazing day that he would not soon forget. Danny captured his first win of the 2015 season by shooting a phenomenal round of 77. He never really found any trouble as he went out in even par and came home with a 41. In second place was Tour veteran Darryl Scott (London, ON). Darryl had a good day of his own, struggling a little on the front finishing in 43 only to come alive on the back carding a 39 for an 82. Alone in third place, capturing his first top three finish of the season, was Ian Murray (Oakville ON) who carded an 83.
In the B-Flight, it was another first time winner, who was playing in only his second Tour event. Bruce Leman (Toronto ON), took home the hardware with a great round of 86. He played some terrific golf and was able to hold it together, even after taking a quadruple bogie on the fifth hole. To determine second and third place, card matching was required, as two players, Frank O'Brien (Mississauga, ON), and John Waddington (Toronto, ON), were tied with matching scores of 89. When matching the inward nine scores, Frank would take the second place prizing of $150 TaylorMade gift card having scored 45, over John`s 47 leaving him taking home the Mill Street Beer and TaylorMade balls.
In the C-Flight, the second Tour rookie of the day would be crowned. Playing in his first Tour event Alex Curic (Scarborough ON) he would make it make it a good one. Alex played a fantastic round, scoring a 41 on the front nine that included a quadruple bogie on the seventh. His stellar front was enough to keep him in front, as he worked hard to hold it together to finish the back in 48, for a round of 89. To determine second and third place, card matching was required as three were tied with scores of 92: Bob Read (Toronto, ON), Franco Aceto (Woodbridge ON) and Krish Nair (Toronto, ON). When matching the inward nine scores, all three would remain tied with identically nines of 46. It would take matching the last six holes to determine the outcome that would see Bob taking second place carding a 28 over Krish`s 30 that would score him a third place finish, leaving Franco placing fourth with a 31.
The winner of the closest-to-the-pin was Steve Thompson, winning a dozen TaylorMade golf balls. As in previous years, and at every event, there will be the Mazda Hole in One hole, where all players have a chance to win a $2,500 sponsor product shopping spree. The winner of the Hole in One closest to the pin contest was Mike Bondy. 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; today's winner of the Mill Street Brewery Certificate was Kevin Allen.
Another one of the many ways to win on Tour is Net score; this is a calculation of the all the players who did not place in the top three gross winning 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 winners were Terry Ng with a net 69 and Stephen Curtis takes second with a 72. 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.
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Next week, the TaylorMade Tussle, will be played this coming Monday, May 11th, at another fantastic private club the Tour has the privilege of playing.
Scarborough Golf and Country Club
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