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Whitevale ON (September 08, 2014) - Today, Whitevale Golf Club welcomed the GTA AM Tour players for the Honsberger Physio Classic, the second event of the exciting BMO World Elite Fall Swing. Another outstanding private golf facility the Tour has the opportunity to play, Whitevale Golf Club, operating since 1958, is truly a hidden gem. The property is tucked away in the heritage town of Whitevale, surrounded by Duffins Creek and environmentally protected natural areas. Preservation of these natural areas is so important to Whitevale GC that, in 2004, they achieved certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, one of the first private clubs in Canada to receive this honor. In 2006, renowned Canadian golf architect Thomas McBroom completed an extensive redesign of the golf course, which included a total bunker and tee renovation and a realignment of several holes, giving Whitevale a contemporary golfing challenge. The new, modern-day test of golf was set to challenge Tour players and, for those who played smart, would be ewarded, earning them the chance to improve their standing on the BMO World Elite Fall Swing.

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In the Championship Flight, John Harrington (Ajax, ON) would capture his Tour-leading, sixth victory of the 2014 season. John would post a round, almost free of trouble, playing the outward nine in 38, that saw him start off with two straight bogies, following up with seven pars. On the back nine, John would card one birdie, six pars, one bogie, and a triple bogie for a 39, that would give him a 77 for the one stroke victory. 


Alone, in second today, was Ryan Taylor (Uxbridge, ON) who is coming off a second place finish, having lost last week in a playoff, at the P.J. Dermody Classic, hosted at Wyndance Golf Club. Today, Ryan turned in another great round of 78, missing by only one stroke to tie, HOWEVER, he would not go home thinking of the one stroke that separated him from the victory, he would go home thinking of the one stroke that really mattered!!! On the fourteenth hole, Ryan hit a pin seeker on the sponsored, hole in one hole, and seek the pin it did, to the bottom of the cup, giving him an ACE! Ryan would be all smiles as he would not just take home a new TaylorMade club for for his second place finish, but also $2,500 in sponsor spending dollars. Will it be 12 pairs of ECCOS, a new set of TaylorMade clubs or a whole lot of Mill Street Beer? Stay tuned to a future press release to find out!!! 


Rounding out the top three was Joshua Hale (Georgetown, ON) who scored his first top three finish after carding a round of 82. In the Championship Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of Merit, with his win today, John Harrington sees his lead improve by 50 to 232.5 points and currently sits with 960 points. Stephen Wright remains in second with 727.5 points and, in third spot, Peter Willis now sits with 710 points.


In the A-Flight, doing it right and stepping it up a notch, when it meant something, Paul Lawrence (Brooklin, ON) would capture his first win on Tour and third top three finish of the season. He would card a stunning round of 80 that would best the field by four. Paul's day would not be without its troubles as he would score three double bogies but would make up on the other fifteen where he would score two birdies, nine pars and four bogies. Capturing second place today, and coming off a third place finish last week, was Brent Brandham (Toronto, ON) who shot a round of 84. Finishing in third, with a round of 85 was Florante Balagasay (Whitby, ON) who would capture his best finish of the season and take home a dozen TaylorMade balls and a case of Mill Street Beer to help celebrate his day. The A Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of MeritseesShavi Kahlon continue to hold down the number one spot, with 687.5 points but only by the slimmest of margins in such a tight race by 12.5 lead over Darryl Scott, and back in third spot Matt Ward has 575 points.


In the B-Flight, and getting his game back to where it was earlier this season to was Brett Parry (Newmarket, ON). He captured his second Tour victory of the year, having last won back in May at the BMO World Elite Summit, hosted at Devils Pulpit. Brett would once again get his game into form for the Fall Swing events, scoring a round of 84 to earn the win today. Brett would play a round that had its ups and downs, but he would play through the troubles and capitalize when he needed, keeping his errors to a minimum for the win by one stroke. In second today, continuing his fantastic play as of late, and coming off his second place finish last week, was the Tour Team's very own Brad Golden (Toronto, ON) who fired  a round of 85. Alone, in third was Gerry Beasley (Mississauga, ON) who would have a fantastic day, scoring his best Tour finish of the season, carding a round of 86. To date, Gerry's best finish, in twelve events, had been eighth. We congratulate Gerry for his great performance. In the B-Flight Myrtle Beach Order of Merit, we have a new leader, with his victory today. Jumping two spots, Brett Parry now has 505 points, taking a small lead of 50 points over Michael Vettese, who slips down one spot, at 455points. In third, Mark Armatage has 442.5 points.


 In the C-Flight, Ian Lederer (Toronto, ON) would go for broke today. Having come so close, a few times this season. Ian would play his round smooth and steady, experiencing only a few bumps along the way. , He shot an excellent round of 85 to win by four, capturing his very first Tour victory. Alone, in second, making his way back into a top three finish, was Dana Wedlock (Stoney Creek, ON) who would play to a score of 89, and win a TaylorMade Club for his efforts. Taking third, and shaking the monkey off his back, was Carl Thompson (Toronto, ON) who would finish today with a round of 91. The C-Flight's Myrtle Beach Order of Meritcontinues to sees Bob Sikorski with 767.5 total points and a sizable lead of 225 points. In second place, Krish Nair has 542.5 points and, jumping one spot, into third, today's winner, Ian Lederer now has 505 points.


Another one of the many ways to win on Tour is through Net Score competition. The net score competition is 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 receive one dozen TaylorMade golf balls and one case (24) of Mill Street beer. This week's winners were Ian Ervine, with a net 69 and Bob Chapman, with a net 72. In addition to the season-long Gross Score, Myrtle Beach Order of Merit, players will compete for a parallel, season-longNet Score Order of Merit. After 20 events, Rob Olivier jumps three spots into first with 639 but of the slimmest of margins ONE over Michael Cann who has  638 points and, in third, Mark Matusiak has 637. For complete standings click on the link.


The winner of the closest-to-the-pin from today's event The P.J.Dermody Challenge was Josh Hale 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, scoring a Hole in One Ryan Taylor. 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 Ian Ervine.


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 Rob Olivier of the C-Flight.


Click here to view THE RESULTS from today's event The Honsberger Physio Classic played today at Whitevale Golf Club. Also, to see all the action from today's event check out these GREAT PICTURES! We are certain you will also 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 GTA AM Tour continues with The BMO World Elite Fall Swing next week, Monday, September 15th  for Paradym Tech Tussle to be played at The Mandarin Golf and Country Club . Space is still available at all events, sign up today! 



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