Down to the last hole for Brian McCann


Down to the last hole for Brian McCann at Golf Trends Assistants Championship


For Immediate Release


August 6, 2014


FENWICK, ON - It was a tale of two very different days as the PGA of Ontario landed at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club for the annual Golf Trends Assistants Championship.  The first day saw the players pulled from the course for a brief lightening delay and several stints of torrential downpour with not an ounce of sun, while day two couldn't have been better golf conditions.  The course held up beautifully through the weather and after the first day eleven players were 69 or better.  The stage was set for an extremely intense second round of action and a juggling show atop the leader board which saw multiple lead changes as several players made a bid for the coveted trophy. 


It was fitting that it wasn't until the final group signed their cards that a champion was named.  Brian McCann (Brampton Golf Club) was as steady as they come carding 14 consecutive pars as he stood on 15 tee.  "I knew I needed to make a move at some point.  I was playing with Walsh so I figured he was near the top and I needed to hang with him.  If I wanted to win I needed to force the hand a little bit," McCann said after the round.  He did just that as he birdied the par-4 15th and again on the par-5 16th on his way to a one stroke victory.  "It feels really great to win, I think for three years in a row now I had the lead in this tournament at some point and could never quite finish it off.  I was really steady.  I hit probably every fairway, and hit my irons very well.  I didn't put myself in a position to make bogey really."  His round of 2-under 69, combined with yesterday's 5-under 66 for a 7-under total was enough to outlast the field.


G.W. King (The Academy at The Georgian Bay Club) came bursting into the clubhouse early in the day carding an 8-under 63 holding the clubhouse lead eagerly watching the whirlwind of lead changes as the final groups came down the stretch.  King had five birdies, an eagle and notched his ninth ace of his career on the 183 yard par-3.  Jim Kenesky (Golf Genius Software) had three birdies on the front nine as he made his own bid for the championship hovering around the leaders for the majority of the day.  King, Kenesky, Walsh and Murphy finished the tournament T2 at 6-under par. 


Golf Trends Inc. is a proud member of the PGA of Ontario family and a great supporter of both the PGA and the game of golf as a whole.  Paul Moffatt was on the scene Wednesday as the tournament came to a close and was thrilled to see his high school friend, Brian McCann, take home the title, as well as take in some great golf and share their product with everyone involved.  "We've been around for 27 years now.  We've grown over the years and are always looking for new brands to impact the golf world and we can sell to every destination.  One of our best and biggest brands is bagboy so we will have that as another tool for next year in the rental fleet options for carts.  Another one of our brands we are proud to represent is Tour Edge Exotics.  The thing with them is unbelievable ball speed off the face.  They have a lot of tour use, but they don't pay anyone on tour.  To have someone on tour use their stuff and put it in the bag and not get anything for it really speaks volumes to the quality and performance of the product."  To see everything Golf Trends carries, including Proquip, who have done the last 20 years of European Ryder Cup jackets, visit their website. 


For Full Results of the Golf Trends PGA of Ontario Assistants Championship CLICK HERE. 


Kevin Purcell

Executive Director

PGA of Ontario 


Paul Moffatt -Ottawa Region

Golf Trends Inc.

Off 905-795-8900

Cell: 416-561-2479


Lee Finch - Niagara Region/Northern Ontario

Golf Trends Inc.

Off 905-795-8900

Cell:   416-828-9698


Steve Mallin

Golf Trends Inc.

Off 905-795-8900

Cell: 416-274-8316


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