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COPETOWN (June 23, 2014) - This week marked the ninth event of the 2014 GTA Am Tour season, making the trek south to Copetown Woods Golf Club, set in a beautiful rolling landscape, complemented by the yesteryear beauty of its Victorian-style clubhouse, Copetown Woods provided Tour players with a wonderful setting for an outstanding day of golf. With the fescue grass thick, and lying in wait to accept wayward golf balls, the course was set to challenge competitors all day. For players taking part in today's event, those who could keep their ball in the short grass had an opportunity to go low at The PrivPlay Open.


In the Championship Flight, playing in his first ever event, Tour rookie Tyson Louth (Washago, ON) took home the trophy. Tyson had a fantastic first day on Tour, playing a near perfect round scoring a one over par, 73. Starting his day off right, Tyson would card a birdie on the par 5, first hole. He would continue his good play, throughout the day, by shooting par on 11 holes, bogie on 4, and would add another 2 birdies late in his round that proved to be good enough to win by one. Placing second today, and also playing in his first event of the 2014 Tour season, was former Tour Team member Justin Fedyczko (Grimsby, ON) turning in a great round of 74. Taking third place was the reigning Champ at this course, Stephen Wright (Oakville, ON).


The Championship Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit continues to see John Harrington holding down top spot with 460 points and a 50 point lead over second place Peter Willis (Aurora, ON) who has 410 points. Alone in third, but gaining some ground with his third place finish today, is Stephen Wright with 385 points.


The A-Flight would crown yet another first time winner of the 2014 Tour season with Chris Peixoto turning in a fantastic round of golf. According to Chris, it was his best scoring round EVER..! On the front nine, he would go out and go deep by firing four birdies, two bogies, and three pars for a 33. On the back nine, Chris continued to play well until he experienced a blip on the fourteenth, taking a triple bogie. The tremendous play on the front would turn out to be just what he needed, as he shot a 75 to give him a one shot victory. To determine second and third place, card matching was required, as two players, Bryan Rothery (Georgetown, ON) and Shavi Kahlon (Brooklin, ON) found themselves tied with matching scores of 76. When matching the inward nine scores, it would be Bryan who would claim second place, carding a score of 37 on the back nine, over Shavi, who carded 40. This result provided Shavi with his fourth top three finish, in all four events he has played this season.


The A-Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit sees Shavi holding down the number one spot ,with 310 points. In second place is Rick Wright with 257.5 points and in third place is Matt Ward, with 250 points. 


In the B-Flight, and for the second time today, the Tour would reward a Tour rookie. Playing in his very first Tour event, Ethan Saucier would have one of those memorable rounds where everything falls into place. As did Chris Peixoto in the A Flight, Ethan also shot a career round, besting his previous best round by five shots! Ethan's round consisted of 13 pars, one birdie, three bogies and a double bogie, resulting in a round of 75. This excellent result would have Ethan celebrating while second place finisher Arthur Vanek was left wondering, "if only I could have played the back nine over"! Arthur would set a furious pace on the outward nine, shooting a 37, but, after making the turn, would struggle to make it back to the clubhouse with a 45 on the inward nine. However, on the strength of his front nine, Arthur was able to capture a second place finish. Taking third place was Russ Anderson (Oakville, ON) who ended his day with a round of 83 that included a string of six pars on the final six holes.


The B-Flight Myrtle Beach Order of Merit,which saw a log jam at the top 2 weeks ago (with a three way tie), has been broken up. We now see a clear leader emerge, with a comfortable lead, as Michael Cann sits on top with 420 points and a 117.5 point buffer. Alone in second is John Farruiga, who has steadily climbed the Order of Merit standings over the past two weeks to sit with 302.5. However, John is far from sitting comfortably, as Brett Parry lurks only 2.5 points back, in third, with 300 points.


The C-Flight winner would make it four straight first time winners on the day as first time winner, Andrew Keenan, walked away with the winners trophy and an Ultra 94 Gift Card. Andrew would play one of those steady days of golf where everything seemed to correct itself after a bad hole. He turned in a round of 89 and went on to win by two strokes. To determine second and third place, card matching was required, as two players, John Harris (location) and Tom Howard (Caledonia, ON), would both enter the club house, with matching scores of 91. When matching the front nine scores, the two would remain deadlocked with matching 49's. When matching the final six holes, a winner would be revealed as John would claim second place, carding a score of 30, over Tom, who had taken a 36. It wasn't all bad news for Tom as his good play today would earn him his first top three Tour finish.


The C-Flight's Krish Nair remains in top spot in the Myrtle Beach Order of Merit with 355 points. Jumping four spots today was second place finisher, Bob Sikorski who has 252.5 points. Alone in third, and slipping one spot, is Clayton MacKay, who sits with 250 points. 


The winner of the closest-to-the-pin was Brent Heeney, 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 will 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 Alcott. Along with these prizes, Petro-Canada, TaylorMade 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 Fred Snel.


Another new addition to the 2014 Tour prizing is an opportunity to win a $20 Ultra 94 Preferred Pricing gas card. A per-event draw will take place from all players who fire a score of 94. The winner of the BMO World Elite, Ultra 94 $20 gas card this week was George Olak of the C-Flight.


Click here to view THE RESULTS from today's event the Capture Scratch Classic played at Wildfire Golf Club. Also, to see all the actions from today's event checkout these great pictures! Also, a friendly reminder to go and 'like' all your favourite photos courtesy of Tour Sponsor Capture Scratch, we hope you have a chance to check them out and download them for FREE!!


The GTA AM Tour will next be at it again in 2 weeks' time on July 7th when we head back to Muskoka to play the The Ultra 94 Premium Open that will be hosted at the fabulous Taboo ResortSpace is still available, sign up today! 



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