Ken Tarling wins Warsteiner PGA of Ontario Senior Fall Championship


Ken Tarling wins Warsteiner PGA of Ontario Senior Fall Championship


For Immediate Release


August 29, 2013


UNION, ON - Ken Tarling picked up his first stroke play PGA of Ontario win of the year with a one-shot victory at the Warsteiner PGA of Ontario Senior Fall Championship on Thursday, August 29.


The PGA of Ontario Senior Tour made its final stop of the year at picturesque St. Thomas G&CC, which dates back to 1899 and moved to its current location where Canadian Golf Hall of Fame architect Stanley Thompson designed this delightful layout in 1922.


"I pulled out an old yardage guide and it had 1986 on it, so it's been a while since I have played here," said Tarling, who recounted shooting a nine on the par-4 third hole back in 1986. This time around, he stepped to the third tee with thoughts of 1986 in the back of his mind. He had accidently left his regular driver at home after lending it to his son earlier in the week and Ken didn't quite trust the one in his hand. "I went fairway, two-putt for par and that was that," said Tarling who finished at 1-under, 71 to win $800.


Dan Clark from GolfTECH Richmond Hill finished second at even-par, 72, followed by Bob Breen at plus-2, Mark Kappes from Texas Road Golf Range at plus-3 and Matthew McAvoy rounded out the top-5 at plus-4.


"I had heard there had been some changes to the course and I wanted to see them. It's a fabulous golf course, a hidden gem of Ontario golf that a lot of people don't know a lot about unless they really take the time to know their courses and Stanley Thompson," added Tarling who previously won this event in 2010 and 2011 at Windermere G&CC and Muskoka Lakes G&CC respectively.


Tarling, who was the only player in the field to break par, posted a relatively smooth round as he bogeyed No. 4, birdied No. 5 and bogeyed No. 7 to finish the front nine at 1-over. On the back, he birdied Nos. 10, 11 and 14, but finished with a bogey on No. 18 to finish at 1 -under. His only disappointment on the day was the small field - and not seeing as many familiar faces he would have liked to have chatted with.


"It has been a good summer for me," said Tarling, who qualified last month to play in

The Senior Open Championship in England - his first Major Championship - and he spent it with his son Kevin, an aspiring young pro at Granite Golf Club, caddying for him, which made it especially memorable.   


"We were walking down the 17th fairways on the second day, we weren't going to make the cut and Kevin said, "this trip blows all the other stuff we have done together out of the water," and that was nice to hear," said Tarling, who noted that they had been on some pretty cool road trips in the past.


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