PGA of Ontario Season Starts with a huge Come from behind Victory


The Boys are Back in Town - PGA of Ontario Season Starts with a huge Come from behind Victory

For Immediate Release

April 27, 2015
Burlington, ON - The PGA of Ontario returned today for their first event of the 2015 season.  As always things were kicked off by their, newly named, Assistants' Team Series.  Two man teams from across the zone all gathered at the picturesque Lowville Golf Club beautifully tucked in beside Ontario's Niagara escarpment in Burlington, Ontario.  "It feels great to be back into the season.  I can tell by the look in the guys' eyes that they are hungry for some competition", said PGA of Ontario Director of Tournament Operations Devon Smith.
The intense Ontario winter that wreaked havoc for the past months was not done and weather was not ideal for completion but the players were bundled up and poised to battle the 35km/hr gusting winds.  The team of Kyler Murphy (Meadowbrook Golf Club) and Nick Kenney (The National Golf Club of Canada) were the mark of consistency out of the gate, six pars in their first six holes left them thinking they were out of contention.  It wasn't until Murphy drained a clutch putt from off the green for a natural eagle that things started turning around.  Despite the cool temperatures the duo left a trail of smoke behind them as they went 12-under in their last twelve holes to finish at 11-under.  Nick Kenney mentioned after the round, "I really wasn't sure where we stood after the mediocre start but as soon as we stopped counting every swing, things started to come together." And come together they did.  Carding two eagles and six consecutive birdies, the pair had just enough to squeak by the likes of teams: Jim Zwolak (Credit Valley Golf & CC) & Brad Pemberton (Dalewood Golf Club) and Kieran Harris and Brian McCann (Brampton Golf Club) who both finished the day at 10-under 61.
"I'm very excited about the upcoming PGA of Ontario tournament schedule," Kenney said, "I love coming out here and seeing the guys and competing on a regular basis".  Kenney and Murphy topped off their stellar back-nine by walking away from Lowville Golf Club with a $1,350 cheque.
The PGA of Ontario's tournament season continues next week when the best amateur, men's and ladies, club champions in the province team up with their PGA of Ontario Golf Professionals in a 3-person team best ball.
For full results and to see the incredible scores from their come from behind victory at the 2015 PGA of Ontario Assistants' Team Series CLICK HERE

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