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perfect day equaled by solid competition and

amazing course conditioning


Douro-Dummer, ON (June 10, 2014) - This week, The Tour made its annual trek east, to the heart of Ontario's Kawartha cottage country, to play The Capture Scratch Classic at the spectacular Wildfire Golf ClubThis picturesque course was  designed by noted Canadian golf course architect Tom McBroom and has garnered some amazing accolades. From the very beginning Wildfire Golf Club was named the Best New Private Golf Club in Canada by Golf Digest magazine in 2004 and was added to the Score golf Top 100 list in 2006, 2008 and 2010. Wildfire is a challenging but fair masterpiece, nestled along the forested shores of Stony Lake. A par 72 championship golf course that wanders majestically through 210 acres, the layout blends the best elements of cottage country courses with lovely views, affording an escape into pristine, Eastern Ontario forests. With Mother Nature shining at her best, an awesome golf course, wonderful conditioning, great camaraderie, and the Pinks and Purples of the players clothing, players were set for a fantastic day.


Today, the Championship Flight saw Peter Willis (Aurora, ON) finish atop the podium on the strength of an amazing front nine. Peter carded 3 birdies and 6 pars for a 33 and, on the back nine; he would find just a little trouble but not enough to keep him from shooting one over par 73 for the victory. It is no wonder Peter lists Wildfire as his favorite course!!! Alone, in second, was Tour sponsor Matthew Mackay (Etobicoke, ON) of Golf Away Tours, playing in his first event of the 2014 season. Matthew made it a great start to the season, turning in an up and down round of 77, complete with 7 pars, 4 birdies, 5 bogies and 2 double bogies to capture 75 Myrtle Beach Order of Merit points jumping him into 12th spot on the season-long Order of Merit. Rounding out the top three, and keeping his top three streak intact by making it four in a row was John Harrington, with another solid round of 78. The Championship Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit sees a new leader on top, as Peter Willis (Aurora, ON) takes over first place with an 85 point lead and 410 point total. Slipping one spot is Stephen Wright, with 325 points, and creeping ever closer to the top, in third, is John Harrington with 310 Order of Merit points.


The A-Flight winner was Michael Smith (Toronto, ON) who has really found a new level to his game this season. Having already finished in the top ten twice this season, Michael made it a day to remember making it to the podium, for the first time in his 5 years on Tour, with a good front nine but even better finish, with back-to-back birdies on 17 and 18. Michael won the A Flight today by shooting a solid round of 79 giving him a one stroke victory and moving him into 6th spot on this year's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit. To determine second and third places, card matching was required as two players, Ryan Eischer (Mississauga, ON and Tour Rookie) and Doug Remmer (Lakefield, ON) entered the Clubhouse with matching scores of 80 (The exact same score shot by Doug at this event last year!). It would be Ryan who would take second place, having marked 6 pars on the final 6 holes to score a 37 over Doug who finished with a 38.The A-Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit continues to see a two way tie at the top, with Matt Ward and Shavi Kahlon, both holding 250 points and only a 25 point lead over third. Alone, in third place, is Danny MacDonald who, based on his strong finish today, was able to gain 40 points and now sits with 225 points.


In the B-Flight, Tour Rookie Matt Nelson (Toronto, ON) was able to settle the nerves and fire a round of 83! Matt would play a steady round of golf that included 1 birdie, 8 pars, 6 bogies and 3 double bogies. Winning his first Tour event was a surprise to Matt and has him now sitting in 17th spot on this year's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit.To determine second and third places, card matching was required as two players, Andrew Mitchell (Mississauga, ON) and last week's fourth place finisher Tabu Van Rooyen (Midland, ON) were both tied with matching scores of 85. It would be Andrew who would take second place, having scored a 41 on the back nine over Tabu's 43.The B-Flight Myrtle Beach Order of Merit can only be described as a LOG JAM!!! Michael Cann gained 50 points today, Brett Parry improved by 10 points and Mark Armatage did not play. This has resulted in a three way tie heading into the Muskoka Major between Mark, Brett and Michael all sitting with 270 points.



In the C-Flight, taking home the first place prize, with a solid round of 89, was one of the Tour's most dapper gentleman. Bob Sikorski (Toronto, ON), dressed in pink and purple to celebrate the day. To determine second and third place, card matching was required, for the third time today, as three players: George Olak (Cobourg, ON), playing in his first event of the season; John Harris (Courtice, ON) and Tour Rookie, Dick Yvonne (Mississauga, ON) all tied with matching scores of 96. It would be George taking home second place prizing of a TaylorMade wedge or putter, having scored a 45 on the back nine over John and Dick, who finished back nine scores of 46 and 48 respectively, to take home third place prizing of a dozen TaylorMade Balls and a case of Mill Street Beer. The C-Flight's Krish Nair remains in top spot in the Myrtle Beach Order of Merit with 355 points. Jumping four spots was our winner on the day, 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 Shai Verma, winning a dozen TaylorMade golf balls. Also, at every event, there will be on hole marked 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 prize of a $2,500 Sponsor shopping spree with his hole-in-one was Mike DiFlorio. 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 Ross Baker.


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 Golf Lab Open, Ultra 94 $20 gas card this week was Andy Schwabe of the A-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 picturesAlso, a friendly reminder to go and 'like' your favourite photo, of the men in their best Pink and Purple. The photo with the most likes will win a special prize from the boys of Capture Scratch! 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!! The top four pictures that have received a number of 'likes' in no specific order.




Next week the GTA AM Tour marks it second 2-Day Major of the Season with the TaylorMade Muskoka Major to be played on Sunday June 15th at Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course and on Monday June 16th at Bigwin Island Golf Club. space is still available, sign up today! 



The GTA AM Tour is owned and operated by Canadian Golf Tours Inc. and is sponsored byBMO World Elite MasterCardTaylorMade Golf CanadaMazda CanadaMill Street BreweryUltra 94Nature ValleyMyrtle Beach Golf HolidayECCO ShoesP.J. Dermody Insurance BrokersJoshua KingsmillProdigy HeadwearLG Electronics Canada Inc.CellworksSundog EyewearGolf Away ToursParadym TechPrivileged PlayThe Golf LabPixelcarvePacific LinksBright Blue WaveDyma, Honsberger Physiotherapy and Biomechanics ClinicCapture Scratch and Fame International Salon and Spa. Tournament rules officials are organized through the Royal Canadian Golf Association.

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