Ed Maunder takes the Battle of the Bays

9/24/2014

Ed Maunder takes the Battle of the Bays at the PGA of Ontario Golf Supply House Fall Championship


 
 

For Immediate Release 


 

September 24, 2014


 

Clarksburg, ON - The PGA of Ontario crowned four champions Wednesday at The Georgian Bay Club as the new two-day format for the Fall Champion presented by Golf Supply House proved to be a hit with the players.

 

The two-day, two course championship opened with a round at Lora Bay Golf Club followed by the final round at the picturesque Georgian Bay Club as Eddie Maunder from Deerfield GC pulled out the victory in the Regular Division, James Skrypec from The National GC of Canada won the Assistants' Division, Brian French from Mad River GC won the Senior Division and hometown favourite Megan Chapman from The Georgian Bay Club won the Ladies' Championship.

 

 Maunder, who will turn 37 during next week's PGA of Ontario Tour Championship, appears to be peaking at the right time as he picked up his seventh victory of 2014 - his first on the PGA of Ontario, to go along with two Mandarin Tour wins, three on the Golden Horseshoe Tour and a victory at the Maple Downs Pro-Am.

 

"It has certainly been my best year so far when it comes to competitive golf. It felt really good to win another two-day event. I was 4-under on day one at Lora Bay and today I had to work a little harder to come home with an even par 71," says Maunder who carded a birdie on No. 12 and an eagle on No. 13, but bogeys on Nos. 15 and 16 brought him back to the pack. "I knew someone could go low today with the perfect course conditions and Colin Murray did that with a 66, so I just squeaked out a one-stroke victory," added Maunder who lost in this event last year to Brian McCann and three years ago he lost in a playoff to Bruce Rogerson when they were one-day championships.

 

Brian McCann, Danny King and Steve Rodriguez finished T3 in the Regular Division at 1-under.

 

Golf Supply House and Eagle One Territory Manager Henderick Van Der Geld enjoyed the opportunity to connect with the players. "This is an awesome event at a terrific venue, so to be able to network with the pros during the fall buying season makes for a great partnership with the PGA of Ontario."

 

Skrypec also continued his hot hand winning his fourth PGA of Ontario event this summer to go along with two other top-5 finishes. The second-year assistant pro at The National fired rounds of 77 at Lora Bay and 73 at Georgian Bay Club to finish at 7-over, just one stroke ahead of Craig Campbell (82-69).

 

"I'm please I didn't give it away in the first round at Lora Bay and only trailed by three shots heading into today's round at Georgian Bay," said Skrypec who trailed by eight strokes after three holes at Georgian Bay Club. "I really stumbled out of the gate today going double-bogey, bogey, bogey, but then I got back on track with no more bogeys for the round. I'm pleased that I was able to stick to the process and keep it together."

 

French, who played Georgian Bay Club on Monday as a part of an Interclub championship where his team finished second, picked up where he left off. He opened with a sizzling 69 at Lora Bay and followed up with a 73 at Georgian Bay

 Club to win the event for the second time in three years and he didn't play in it last year.

 

Chapman had the largest following of the week as a host of Georgian Bay Club members along with friends and family followed her in a procession of carts on both days.

 

"It's so much fun to play in this event and be surrounded by family and friends and it was just a perfect day to be out on the course, so I couldn't ask for much more," said Chapman who fired rounds of 75-70 for the victory.


 

For full results click HERE

 

Kevin Purcell

Executive Director

PGA of Ontario

kevin@pgaofontario.com

www.pgaofontario.com

 

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