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Outstanding weather, A fantastic Golf Course

YET ANOTHER amazing day on Tour!


Scarborough ON (July 21, 2014) - This week, the GTA AM Tour reached the midway point of the 25 event season. The The Mill Street Brewery Challenge took place at the incredible Scarboro Golf & Country Club. This world class private club prides itself on exceptional conditions, prime location, and impeccable service steeped in history dating back to 1912. The course was originally designed by noted professional and Canadian golf course architect George Cummings. However in 1924 it underwent an extensive renovation under the direction of Albert Warren Tillinghast, who was at the peak of his career, and one of North America's premier golf course designers. Tillinghast would be best known for designing Winged Foot, and the redesign of Baltusrol and the fearsome Bethpage Black that severely challenged the game's greatest golfers. Tillinghast would masterfully use the natural landscape of magnificently rolling hills, towering trees and the winding Highland Creek, which comes into play 11 times in 18 holes, to create a course that would test the golfer of all abilities. As a matter of fact, Scarboro has played host to four Canadian Opens, the Canadian Tour Championship and several amateur championships. Arnold Palmer, has even included Scarboro's signature par three, fourth hole as one of his all-time favourite holes. With the weather finally at its best, players would not have anything to distract them while playing and enjoying this magnificent golf course.


In the Championship Flight, Tour Rookie Jim Tadeson (Toronto, ON) would celebrate his second Tour victory of the season, however his first in the Championship Flight. Jim spent the winter working with Golf Lab founder and Coach Liam Mucklow. He began the year with a 5.3 Handicap Factor. In three short months he was able to drop his Handicap Factor to 3.6. He attributes a great deal of his rapid and significant improvement to Liam and his excellent coaching..! Today Jim would have another fantastic day on Tour, scoring the low round of the day firing a two over par 73 that would be good enough to win by three. Alone in second was yet another Tour Rookie, Alex Forbes (Toronto, ON) who turned in a great round of 76. To determine third place, card matching was required, as two players, Mike Forbes (Bellville, ON) and John Harrington (Ajax, ON) found themselves tied with matching scores of 77. When matching the inward nine scores, one would stand out as Mike had shot 37, over John who had carded a 40. The Championship Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit continues to see John Harrington holding down top spot with 660 points and a 135 point lead. Robert Genno (Washago, ON), holds on to second place with 525 points and in third is Stephen Wright with 497.5 points.


In the A-Flight, it came down to exciting and extra golf, in what ended up being a two way playoff between Mark O'Neill (Uxbridge, ON) and Paul Lawrence (Brooklin, ON) (Hugh Yang (Oakville, ON) was not present), who all entered the clubhouse with rounds of 77. The sudden death playoff would head to the par five, first hole. Mark tagged his drive down the middle and Paul ended up in the left rough. Paul's layup shot ended up just short and right of the green. Mark's second shot was from 265 where he hit a three wood pin high and within 18 feet of the hole. Mark two putt for the birdie and the quick playoff win. Card matching was used to determine that Hugh Yang finished in second place and Paul ended up in third place. The A-Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit continues to see Shavi Kahlon with the number one spot and holding onto his lead of 147.5 points with 497.5 points. In second place, Darryl Scott stays pat with 350 points and remaining in third place is Matt Ward with 310 points.


In the B-Flight, for a second week in a row, an experienced veteran shot a fantastic round. Steve Zimmerman (Newmarket, ON) playing in only his second event of the season would make it a good one scoring a  fantastic round that had ten pars, two birdies, four bogies, and two doubles for a round of 77, to match his personal career low round. He was playing for fellow B Flight Tour competitor Mike DiFlorio who will soon rejoin us ON TOUR! Steve captured this week's Mill Street Brewery Challenge. Finishing alone in second, having not played since April, when he won the Kingervision Classic, was Paul O'Leary (Toronto, ON) who would take home a TaylorMade putter for his efforts having shot a round of 82. To determine third place, card matching was required, as three players, Russ Anderson (Oakville, ON), Tim Mt Pleasant (Brantford, ON) and Brett Parry (New Market, ON) all found themselves tied with matching scores of 84. When matching the inward nine scores, it would be Brett who would claim third place, carding a score of 39 on the back nine, over Tim, who carded 41 and Russ who had shot 42. In the B-Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit, Michael Cann, continues to hold a commanding 150 point lead, with 530 points. Alone in second, is John Farrugia, with 380. Jumping into third, today's third place finisher Brett Parry who lurks only 5 points back, with 375 points.


In the C-Flight, The Tour would crown yet another first time winner on season as Evan Kilimnik (Barrie, ON), who had steadfastly been working on his game was able to figure it out today. He literally "bagged" the driver and kept his ball in play and safely down the middle to turn in one of those great relief rounds where everything just clicked. He carded an 84 and a one shot victory. In second, coming off a win last week was John Baty (Toronto, ON) who would once again play another steady round carding an 85. Alone in third place, and finally winning the case of Mill Street Beer he has coveted all season long, was Bob Sikorski (Toronto, ON) who would continue his amazing run of top three finishes making it six on the season. Bob shot a round of 87.  The C-Flight Myrtle Beach Order of Merit sees Bob Sikorski continuing to have a strangle hold on top spot, with 687.5 points. This has resulted in Bob having a 250 point lead over Krish Nair, who continues to sit in second with 437.5 points. In third, Robert Perri sits with 365 points.


Another one of the many ways to win on Tour is Net Score. This is a calculation based on the net scores of 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 Michael Alcott, with a net 66, and Bruno Rukavina with a net 67. 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. After 12 events, a new leader emerges on the list with Andrew Mitchell jumping into top spot with 528.5 and in second sits John Farrugia with 526, For complete standings click on the link.


The winner of the closest-to-the-pin from today's event the Mill Street Brewery Challenge was Mark O'Neill winning a dozen TaylorMade golf balls. Also at every event, there is a Mazda Hole in One hole, where all players shoot at a chance to win a $2,500 sponsor product shopping spree. This week's winner of the Hole in One closest to the pin was Sam Lowry. 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; the winner of this week's Mill Street Brewery Certificate was Bob Lukewich.


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 Mill Street Brewery Challenge, Ultra 94 $20 gas card was Serge Marchuk of the B-Flight.


Click here to view THE RESULTS from today's event the Mill Street Brewery Challenge played today at Scarboro Golf and Country Club. Also, to see all the actions from today's event check out these GREAT PICTURES! We are certain you will enjoy watching today's VIDEO courtesy of Tour Sponsor Capture Scratch. We hope you have a chance to check them out and download them for FREE!!


Next week the GTA AM Tour season makes a return to the outstanding Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto Monday July 28th to play The Ecco Classic. The Ladies' GC who is celebrating 90 years this season is another fantastic private golf club the Tour has the privilege of playing. Space is still available, sign up today! 



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