New Champions at the PGA of Ontario Head Pro/Assistant Pro Team Series


New Champions at the PGA of Ontario Head Pro/Assistant Pro Team Series


June 10, 2015


LONDON, ON - Year after year it seems that Mother Nature has a vendetta against the PGA of Ontario Head Pro/Assistant Pro Team Series.  2015 was no different.  The skies opened up and the rain started to pour.  Players remained in high spirits and after a short delay the balls were in the air.  The Head Pro/Assistant Pro is one of the PGA of Ontario's longest standing events and it is a wonderful opportunity for Head Professionals from across the zone to treat their assistants to a day out of the shop, while going toe to toe with clubs from all ends of the province. 


Like in years past, Sunningdale Golf and Country Club was a gracious and first class host of the event.  "Every year Sunningdale exceeds our expectations and the players love the layout.  It's a great treat for us to come back and we will continue to do so", Executive Director Kevin Purcell said after the day's events. 


Since 2007 there has only been one team repeat as champions, Mike Moniz and Brad Kerfoot from Maple Downs, and the trend continued in 2015.  Conrad Riley, first year playing as the Head Professional at Oslerbrook Golf Club, and his assistant Thomas Keddy put on a show while carding 8 birdies on the day, while only adding one bogey during the alternate shot portion of the round.  The PGA of Ontario Head Pro/Assistant Pro is a 6-6-6 format; playing six holes scramble, six alternate shot, and six, better ball.  "Coming in we really just wanted to get through the alternate shot at 1-over or even par," Riley said after accepting his team's $1600 winning cheque.  "Once we made it through that portion the rest was clear sailing."


The duo sailed to a stellar 7-under 65, and added their name to the revolving door of HP/AP champions narrowly escaping teams from, Deer Ridge Golf Club & Academy, Blue Springs Golf Club, and Rochester Place Golf Club and Resort, all who finished at 6-under 66.  27 teams finished under par, which is a telling tale of the caliber of golf the PGA of Ontario holds, especially on a day where weather was dictating play. 


For Full Results from the Head Professional/Assistant Professional Team Series CLICK HERE

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