Kenesky Battles to take the Inaugural PGA of Ontario Club Pro Championship


Kenesky Battles to take the Inaugural PGA of Ontario Club Pro Championship presented by FlightScope


SPRINGFIELD, ON - The inaugural PGA of Ontario Club Pro Championship presented by FlightScope was contested on Monday and Tuesday at Tarandowah Golfers Club. This new event on the 2014 tournament schedule is most unique because it gives the Head Professional and Head Teaching Professional who don't necessarily have the chance to get out of the shop and play, the opportunity to showcase their game with their peers.  "I love the event," said Dave Schweyer, "finally a stroke play event for the Head Pro's where we can all get together and just play...get out of the shop and just play."


Ron Kenesky, Head Professional at Twenty Valley, headed to the very tricky host club Tarandowah Golfers Club coming off an extremely impressive third place finish at the inaugural Wampole Invitational held at the equally tough Wyndance Golf Club.  Kenesky managed to navigate his way around the links style par-70 playing at nearly 7000 yards.  "It's a tricky place to play if you've never seen it before.  Not to mention it was playing even longer than it usually does because of all the rain we had.  We weren't seeing the same roll out that we usually do," said host Professional Dave Schweyer.  Kenesky stacked two nice rounds together (71, 72) finishing the tournament on top at 3-over walking away with the $1200 winners cheque and a bonus $500 prize for overall lead.  "Great course and even better condition.  Very tough though," Kenesky said after the round, "If the wind had been blowing it would have made it even tougher.  Very difficult to make birdies out there.  Par was a great score."  Kenesky has been playing some great golf of late.  He has won his last three Niagara region mini tour events and his win here at Tarandowah sets him up nicely for the Club Pro Championship of Canada later this fall.


One of the unique features of the PGA of Ontario Club Pro Championship is the two divisions.  After Kenesky took home the Head Pro title, Danny King (The Performance Academy at Magna) managed to sneak by Gord Burns (Golden Ridge Golf Range) by one shot in the Head Teaching Pro division.  He was the only player in the field to finish a round at even-par, which speaks loudly to the challenge of the course, and that was the difference at the end of the second day of competition.  King is a mainstay in the PGA of Ontario, he often finds himself at the top of the leader board and is currently at the top of the PGA of Ontario all-time money lists raking in over $114,000 in his career.



For full field results click HERE


Kevin Purcell

Executive Director

PGA of Ontario


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