Mixed Championship ends in dramatic fashion


2014 PGA of Ontario Mixed Championship ends in dramatic fashion




June 12, 2014


CAMBRIDGE, ON - The PGA of Ontario Mixed Championship always proves to be a great event. Some of the best male and female professionals in the province team up for the chance to be named mixed champions in this fun and exciting 18 hole scramble format. Year after year something exciting happens in this event and 2014 was no exception. Defending champs, Maggie Trainor and Bradley Lawrence, were the first group off and came into the clubhouse with a very good score of 9-under 63, and thought that it might be enough.  "We won it last year with a 62, so I'm really hoping 63 will keep us in the mix", Lawrence said after the round. It wasn't to be, as scores were going low. The teams of Tina Clahane/Scott Bogle and Addi McLaren/Brad Pemberton had different plans, they both came off 18 carding sizzling 12-under 60's.  The defending champs had been dethroned. 


So it was back onto the course to decide a champion.  In PGA of Ontario team events the playoff is simple.  The remaining teams play one hole and if no winner is decided the teams head back for a 150 yard closest to the pin shootout.  Both teams sent lasers off the tee that set them self up very well for a second shot on the 350 yard par 4.  Confidently, both teams landed their ball on the green and made par.  All four competitors turned around and headed for the 150 marker.   Pemberton applied the pressure by sticking it to about 15 feet.  After Clahane sent a pin seeker that rolled just over the back fringe, Scott Bogle had the last chance to take the title and he made the most of the opportunity landing inside Pemberton's ball capturing the PGA of Ontario Mixed Championship. 


"This event is great.  Every year it's awesome to see some of the same faces.  You appreciate it more and more as you get older," Clahane said as she was all smiles after the round.   The duo played really well all day making 10 birdies and they eagled #16.  "The turning point was 16, I hit my best drive of the day and (Tina) hit her best 3-wood of the day, so we eagled 16 and birdied 17."  Bogle continued, "We wanted to finish at 12-under so we managed that.  There are a lot of good teams playing so we didn't know if we had the lead but we knew we would be in the mix." 


This was the third Mixed Championship title for the pair.  They were chatting about coming up short one other time losing in a playoff, "we've lost one of these so we didn't want to do that again."  Not only did they join the ranks of dramatic Mixed Championship finishes but they took home the $1000 cheque for first place.


For Full Results of the Mixed Championship CLICK HERE


Kevin Purcell
Executive Director
PGA of Ontario


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