Four Tour Veterans capture their
first wins of 2015!!!
Brampton ON (July 08, 2015) - After a two-week hiatus, The GTA AM Tour players were back doing what they love doing, playing competitive golf on GREAT private golf courses!!! For this week's event, the Choice Hotels Open, the Tour and its players would return to Brampton Golf Club, after a six year departure. The field of 102 players would make the Tour's return visit a good one!!! Established in 1921, the Brampton Golf Club, a Robbie Robinson designed course, has long been recognized as a great test of golf. In its 94 year history, Brampton has hosted several major amateur and professional competitions, including: the 1969 Men's Ontario Amateur Championship, 1978, '79, '80, '81 and '83 CPGA Senior Championships, 1985 CPGA Championship, 1989 Canadian Tour Players' Championship, and 2011 Ontario Men's Amateur Championship, and now, in 2015, the GTA AM Tour. When presenting the trophies to the winners on the day, when asked if they enjoyed the course, it would be a resounding yes, Brampton Golf Club, was awesome!!!
In the Championship Flight, Tour Veteran, Ryan Taylor (Uxbridge, ON), would make it five times a charm! Having lost in a playoff in his first event of the season, as well as placing third twice, Ryan would leave nothing to chance this week and put it all on the line. Ryan would finish his day with a three over par 74. Alone, in second, Tom Fraser (Scarborough, ON), coming off a win in his last event 2 weeks ago, this week carded a round of 75. Taking third place, Garrett Atkinson (Toronto, ON), made his first event on Tour a good one, carding a round of 76. In the Championship Flight's season-long Myrtle Beach Order of Merit, Michael Alderman continues to hold down top spot with 567.5 points. In second is John Harrington, with 422.5 points while Tom Fraser, with his excellent performance today, climbs into third spot with 350 points.
In the A-Flight, local boy John Farrugia (Brampton, ON), played his home course to perfection, staying out of trouble, and captured his first win of the 2015 season, this after having missed out twice earlier this season. John had an outstanding day, carding ten pars, one birdie, and seven bogies for a round of 77. Alone, in second, Terry Condon (Midland, ON), finished his day with a score of 78. In third place, Dean Weber (Toronto, ON), scored his third, top three finish with a round of 79. The A Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit sees Mike Hubbs remain in top spot, with 512.4 points. Climbing into second, Dean Weber has 346.7 points and, in third spot, Danny MacDonald has 345.0 points.
In the B-Flight, Chris Mulchinock (Stouffville,ON), had an amazing day, capturing his first win of the 2015 season. Chris scored nothing but pars and bogies, eight and ten respectively, for a round of 81. To determine second and third places, card matching was required, as two players finished tied at 84. When matching their back nine score, Bob Chapman (Toronto, ON), took second place while Frank O'Brien (Mississauga, ON), took third. In the B-Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit, Bob Chapman jumps into top spot, with 403.5 points, but only by the slimmest of margins over Derek Peters who has 398.8. Holding on to third spot, Chris Mulchinock has of 356.3 points.
In the C-Flight, breathing a big sigh of relief, Tour Veteran, Bob Read (Toronto, ON), would get the win he has been eagerly awaiting all season!!! Bob would have a great day, playing an amazing round of golf, including, not one, not two, but three birdies on three of the four par fives, for a round of 87. To determine second and third places, card matching was required, as three players finished with rounds of 89. When matching the inward nine scores, Ravi Ragbeer (Toronto, ON), took second while Chul Lee (Toronto, ON), took third, and, unfortunately going home empty handed, but with a great round on a tough course behind him, placing fourth was Terence Roberts (Brampton, ON). The C-Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit has Jay White leading, with 522.5 points. In second place is Robert Perri, with 443.8 points and, in third, Mark Matusiak has 412.5 points.
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 Alex Curic, with a net 67 and Tom Francis, with a net 68. 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 winner of the closest-to-the-pin competition was Garrett Atkinson, winning a dozen TaylorMade golf balls. The winner 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, was Dean Weber. 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 Mark Rhodes
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Next Monday, July 13th, the GTA AM Tour heads to Font Hill, for the Nature Valley Summit, to be played, high atop the Niagara Escarpment, at Lookout Point Country Club. Space is still available, so sign up today!
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