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The Briars Golf Club HOSTS
Sutton ON (September 16, 2015) - Wednesday witnessed the second event of the week and the fourth event of the BMO World Elite Fall Swing . The event was played at a fantastic new addition to the Tour schedule, The Briars Golf Club . The Briars is the epitome of old-style charm, where a player can enjoy a course that was designed by not one, but two, Canadian golf course design legends, Stanley Thompson, and Robbie Robinson. Stanley Thompson was responsible for the design of the original nine holes in 1922. Subsequently, in 1971, Robbie Robinson put his finishing touches on a wonderful and classic layout to create a seamless routing that would delight the members of the GTA AM Tour who wanted to improve their standings in the BMO World Elite Fall Swing .
In the Championship Flight, Michael Alderman (Georgetown, ON) would return to form this week, after last winning on Tour back in mid-June. During that mid-June run, Michael racked up wins at three of six events. This week, he shot a round of 74 that would best the field by three. To determine second and third places, card matching was required, as two players would enter the clubhouse with matching rounds of 77: Tour sponsor and player Joshua Kingsmill (Toronto, ON), and Tour veteran John Harrington (Ajax, ON). When matching the inward nine, the results would see Joshua take home second place while John went home with third . P.S. Nice round Matthew..!! In the Championship Flight's season-long  Myrtle Beach Order of Merit ,  with his win Michael Alderman jumps back into top spot, where he has spent most of the season. Michael now has 735.0 points. Slipping down one spot, to second, Ryan Taylor has 708.3 points and, in third, John Harrington sits with  677.5 points.
In the A-Flight, fresh off a second place finish last week, Tour rookie, Preet Sandhu (Caledon, ON) would find success this week, winning his first Tour event by shooting a great round of 77. Preet would finish his day with four birdies, seven pars, four bogies and three doubles and would be all smiles when receiving his trophy and prize. To determine second and third places, card matching was required, as two players would enter the clubhouse with matching rounds of 78: Mike Hubbs (Toronto, ON) and Robin Hutchins (Toronto, ON). The result of matching the back nine scores would see Mike take home second place prizing while Robin finished in third. The A-Flight's  Myrtle Beach Order of Merit  sees Mike Hubbs remain in top spot, extending his lead with a total of 781.7 points. Shavi Kahlon remains in second spot, with 595.0 points and, holding on to third spot, Robin Hutchins has 567.5 points.
In the B-Flight, Tour rookie, Chis Bromell (Toronto, ON) would celebrate his first Tour victory this week, when he finished his day with a round of 78 that would best the field by one. Chris would shoot his best round of the season, on Tour, as he would finish his day with one birdie, eleven pars, four bogies, and two doubles. Alone, in second, Tom Lumsden (Toronto, ON) would post an excellent score of 79, marking his first top-three finish of the season. Card matching was required to determine the third and final place as two players, Mike DiFlorio (Bayville, ON) and Ian Ervine (Toronto, ON) found themselves tied with matching scores of 82. When matching their back nine scores, Mike would come out on top to take home third place. In the B-Flight's  Myrtle Beach Order of Merit , Bob Chapman remains in top spot, with 676.3 points. In second place, Andrew Itwaru has 429.3 points and, maintaining his position in the top three, Don Laking has 428.8.
In the C-Flight, and for the second time this week, a playoff was required to determine the winner, as Robert Perri (Toronto, ON) and Sandy Zajac (Etobicoke, ON) found themselves tied with rounds of 93. The sudden death playoff would head to the par four 18th hole where it would only take one hole to decide a winner providing Sandy with her second win of the 2015 season. Card matching was required to determine third place as two players, Franco Aceto (Woodbridge, ON) and John Harris (Toronto, ON) found themselves tied with matching scores of 88. Matching their back nine scores would see, Franco taking home third place for a second time this week. The C-Flight's  Myrtle Beach Order of Merit   continues to see Robert Perri holding down top spot, with 766.3 points. Sitting in second, Jay White has 657.5 points and, moving up one spot into third, is Franco Aceto with 586.7 points.
Standings After Four Events
Ryan Taylor          187.5 pts
Robin Hutchins  247.50 pts
Michael Alcott    142.5  pts
Sandy Zajac        260.0 pts
Craig Conroy         142.5 pts
Preet Sandhu       140.0 pts
Ian Irvine            140.0 pts
Josh Silverman   185.0 pts
Michael Alderman  140.0 pts
Tom Champion  100.0 pts
Mike DiFlorio      125.0 pts
Franco Aceto     180.0 pts
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 John Harris, with a net 65 and Ian Irvine, with a net 66. 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 the eighteenth event, Robert Perri of the C-Flight holds onto first place with 825.5 points and in second Derek Peters of the A-Flight has 823.5. For complete standings, click on the link.
The winner of the closest-to-the-pin competition was Kevin Allen, 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 Tom Lumsden. 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 Robert Perri.
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The GTA AM Tour's next event is only a mere days away when it plays The Wisdom Tree Project Memorial on Monday September 21st at yet-another another fantastic, private golf club The Tour has the privilege of playing, The Mad River Golf Club

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