Newcomer takes Futures Spring Open by Storm


Newcomer takes Futures Spring Open by Storm

For Immediate Release

June 4, 2015

BARRIE, ON - There is a new face in the PGA of Ontario and he left his mark in his first ever PGA of Ontario tournament.  The Futures Tour took its maiden voyage last year and is gaining more momentum in its second term.  The PGA of Ontario brought its Futures Spring Open to Barrie this week and Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club did not disappoint.  Tangle Creek offers 200 gorgeous acres of rolling terrain designed by legendary architect Rene Muylaert.  The award-winning course includes windswept fairways defined by strategic bunkers, mounding, grassy hollows, fescue, forests, ponds, and environmentally protected areas.  It was a great test for the almost thirty competitors. 


The only unknown name in the field was Mandeo Pathania, and he wouldn’t remain unknown for long.  Pathania was 3-under after 9 holes and was ready to turn on the after burners, “I have shot 61 a couple times so when I turned at 3-under and was feeling good, I had my sights set on that number,” Pathania said after the round.


Mandeo has just moved to Canada two months ago with aspirations to play on the PGA Tour Canada and until he gets that opportunity he will be playing every chance he gets.  His career started in 2006 when he turned Pro and had been playing on the Asian and Indian Tour before coming to Canada.  While in Canada he will be starting an academy at Lionhead GC in Brampton, ON working primarily with junior golfers. 


Pathania navigated the tricky Tangle Creek layout with ease he said; hitting 16 greens in regulation, but it was when he was on the dance floor that the wheels started to spin.  “I was making my shots into the greens but the grass is much different in Canada and I need to get used to my reads.  I had way too many two and three putts.  I need to get better.”  Despite his putter, Pathania still finished the round with six birdies and signed a very impressive 69.  Besting Brad Larente (Galt Country Club) who finished at 1-under 71 and Jakob Montemurro (Rockway Glen GC) at even par. 


Mandeo Pathania is primed and ready to take his skills and add many more PGA of Ontario wins to his resume this tournament season.  The PGA of Ontario has a jammed schedule next week as they are in London, ON at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club for the Head Pro/Assistant Pro on Monday, supporting their partners at the Joe Carter Classic Charity Golf Tournament at Eagles Nest GC on Tuesday and Wednesday, and finally the Ladies Mixed at Cambridge Golf Club the following day.  Stay tuned to for all the scores and stories from the upcoming week.


For Full results from the Futures Spring Open CLICK HERE‚Äč

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