Jim Kenesky victorious Assistants' Spring Championship

5/22/2013

Jim Kenesky victorious at PGA of Ontario Assistants' Spring Championship

 

For Immediate Release

 

May 22, 2013

 

UXBRIDGE - Jim Kenesky has been a fan of Greg Norman designed golf courses for years and he made his first visit to Wyndance Golf Club a memorable one.

 

Kenesky, of Golf Genius Software, fired an impressive 5-under par 67 on Wednesday to win the PGA of Ontario Assistants' Spring Championship by a single stroke at the private signature layout that Norman designed and opened in September 2007 for ClubLink.

 

"I was playing totally blind out there today. I didn't know where I was going, but you could pretty much follow your way around," says Kenesky, who is playing with a new Cobra driver this season to match his irons. "I just really like Norman designs, they seem to fit my eye and this course certainly does."

 

Kenesky tallied six birdies and one bogey on No. 8 as he hit 11 of 14 fairways and 16 of 18 greens in regulation. His two misses were just off the green. "On Sunday I went to the range at Southern Pines with my dad, where he is a member and he took a look at my swing. All he said was my driver tempo looked quicker than my irons, so I just slowed down my driver. I could not have hit it any better today," added Kenesky who walked the course to get ready for next week's PGA of Ontario Spring Championship.

 

It's Kenesky's first PGA of Ontario stroke play victory, although his brother Ron won it back in 2010.

 

Jim Kenesky picked up a cheque for $1,200 for the victory in a field of 72 players. He was 3-under after a birdie on No. 14, but it was birdies to close on No. 17 and No. 18 that sealed the victory. "I didn't know who was in the lead, but I had a feeling Brian McCann would be at 4-under."

 

McCann, who teaches out of the The Academy at BraeBen Bradlee Ryall Golf finished second at 4-under, followed by a three-way tie between Bill Walsh Jr. from Fairtree Golf Center, Ron Kenesky from Twenty Valley GC and Conor O'Shea from the Academy at Piper's Heath at 3-under.

 

Standing on the 18th tee at 7-under O'Shea had a chance at breaking the course record of 67, but he recorded a quadruple-bogey 9 to finish at 3-under, which was good for the clubhouse lead at that point.

 

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 For more information please contact:

 

Kevin Purcell

Executive Director

PGA of Ontario

905-420-1233

kevin@pgaofontario.com

www.pgaofontario.com

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