Skrypec's smooth swing leads him to victory



James Skrypec's smooth swing leads him to victory


For Immediate Release


SARNIA, ON - In the wake of the PGA of Ontario's largest and most coveted prize, the Titleist FootJoy PGA of Ontario Championship, some of the younger professionals found their way to the gorgeous Sawmill Creek Golf Resort & Spa to show off their game in a serious way.  James Skrypec (@jskrypec) from The National Golf Club of Canada, who played golf for Georgian College for 4 years, garnered an exemption into the association in 2013 and has been an advocate for PGA of Ontario's new Futures Tour in its inaugural year.  "I really love it.  I think it was a great move by the PGA of Ontario to start this new Tour.  It's a great way for the younger professionals it step onto the scene, network with their peers and showcase their talents in a less intimidating but still highly competitive way.  Not to mention the $50 entry fees are extremely affordable," Skrypec said.  This was the second of three Futures Tour events on the PGA of Ontario schedule and after a T-5 finish in the Spring Skrypec found his way to the top in the Summer installment of the series.  "I think as the Futures Tours gains traction it is going to develop into something really special."


"I played very well from tee to green today," Skrypec continued, "Sawmill was in great shape and the playing conditions were perfect; hot and little to no wind."  Skrypec managed to nail 14 of 18 greens in his way to the winners circle.  "I just went out there and played golf.  I wasn't thinking about my golf swing, it felt really nice."  He has been playing some great golf this year and he attributes that to just trusting his mechanics and the work that he has put in practicing.  After a tough bogie right out of the gate, Skrypec found his groove birdying two of the next three holes on his way to a two stroke victory finishing at 1-under 70.


John Moon (Markham Golf Dome) and Steven Bridgland (Fanshawe Golf Club) finished the day T2 at 1-over 72.  The third and last stop of the PGA of Ontario Futures Tour will be on August 29 at Seaforth Golf Club in Seaforth, ON.  PGA of Ontario Executive Director Kevin Purcell encouraging the young professionals, "This is an opportunity that I wish I had when I was new in the association.  A chance to come out, network, and compete with your peers playing the game that you love in a competitive environment at similar stages of their careers is a great opportunity for any young professional and we, at the PGA of Ontario, are proud to offer it." 


For full results and hole-by-hole scoring CLICK HERE.


Kevin Purcell

Executive Director

PGA of Ontario


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