Chris Snoeks takes the first ever PGA of Ontario Spring Futures Tour event.


Chris Snoeks takes the first ever PGA of Ontario Spring Futures Tour event.


For Immediate Release


June 4, 2014


Mississauga, ON - The beautiful BraeBen Golf Course sits high above the City of Mississauga and is a welcomed contrast to the concrete and traffic of the city life.  Although the excellent design and wonderful conditions do not stand alone as the only characteristics of this diamond in the ruff, talk to anybody that has played there and the first words that come from their mouth will not be of the views, but rather words of warning about the intense winds.  The PGA of Ontario stopped by for the inaugural Spring Futures Tour and the BraeBen winds did not disappoint.  Gusting at 45 km/h, every shot the players made was challenged and navigating the course was no easy feat. 


Chris Snoeks, from River Road Golf Course in London, Ontario, teed it up in only his second career PGA of Ontario event; his first being the 2013 Head Pro/Assistant Pro, where he and partner Graham Hegler took home the crown.  Snoeks is batting 1.000 at PGA of Ontario events after carding a 2-over 74 to win the Spring Futures Tour title and take home the $400 cheque.  "It was very windy up there," Snoeks recalled, "I think the difference was I managed to keep the ball in play and out of the fescue.  I made a couple bogies but I didn't have any big numbers."


The gale force winds combined with the intensely thick fescue made for a challenging round for the field.  BraeBen Golf Course truly rewards accuracy and forces golfers to take what the course is giving, in order to score well.  Snoeks is a perfect example of that philosophy.  "I really wasn't happy with my putting.  I left some strokes out there for sure, I made up for it elsewhere on the course...I got lucky really," Snoeks joked after his round.  All joking aside, Chris Snoeks battled all day and made his shots when he needed to.  Eric Pipher (The Country Club) finished in second spot, one back of Snoeks, and two others, Adam Steinschifter (St. Catharines Golf & CC), and Adrian Webster (Pheasant Run Golf Club) finished the day at T3 at 4-over 76. 


Snoeks will have the chance to repeat his performance on July 21 at Sawmill Creek Golf Resort & Spa when the PGA of Ontario brings the second installment of the 2014 Futures Tour, with a guaranteed purse of $2500 based on a 20 player field. He will also be looking to defend his Head Pro/Assistant Pro crown next week with partner Graham Hegler at Sunningdale Golf & Country Club against a very strong field.


"We are thrilled with the feedback from our newly introduced Futures Tour.  The atmosphere here was fantastic and it was great to see some faces that we don't normally see at our events," commented PGA of Ontario Executive Director Kevin Purcell.  "We are encouraged by the initial turn out and are excited to see this series grow into one of our most fun and anticipated events on the schedule.  This tour is aimed at our younger generation of Golf Professionals who are looking to gain some more competitive experience and network with their fellow professionals."


For scores from the inaugural Spring Futures Tour CLICK HERE 

Kevin Purcell
Executive Director
PGA of Ontario

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