Brian McCann wins Player of the Year Championship by 6


Brian McCann wins Player of the Year Championship by 6

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON - With an excellent season of golf behind us, the best of the best that the PGA of Ontario has to offer all came to Legends on the Niagara to play the Battlefield Course for their last chance for PGA of Ontario Player of the Year points.  After play on Thursday the Player of the Year will be crowned.  After an insanely great year, and leading the PGA of Ontario Player of the Year point's race coming into competition, Brian McCann (Brampton Golf Club) wanted to make sure there was no question about who would come out on top.

As most of southern Ontario is aware, Mother Nature has traded the warmth and sun for overcast skies and gusting winds.  The playing conditions on Wednesday and Thursday were less than ideal and played a pivotal role in the outcome of the tournament.  That is, for everyone except Brian McCann.  "What Brian did out on the golf course today was nothing short of spectacular.  It was like he was playing a different course than everybody else." PGA of Ontario Golf Captain Jim Kenesky said after Brian signed his card.

McCann, over the two days, knocked down eleven birdies with only two bogeys and left a trail of smoke behind him as he routed the competition.  Leaving no question in anybody's mind who the Player of the Year in Ontario was.

"Like I have said before, my putter was the difference maker.  When I came home after not playing that well at the Canada Cup, just before the Ontario Assistants, I was working in the shop at Brampton (Golf Club) and I figured out my setup and shoulder alignment playing around behind the counter.  That has made all the difference for me this year."  It was the difference of six shots.  He was six shots clear of the field and was virtually untouchable over the 36-hole competition taking home the $3000 prize and was undoubtedly named the PGA of Ontario Player of the Year Champion.

On day one of the Women's Player of the Year Championship it was 2015 Women's Champion Alexa Kim with an early lead.  She managed two birdies on her way to an even-par 72 and held a two-stroke lead on Jennifer Jaszek for top spot.  With the weather conditions like they were, any of the ladies in the field were in the mix.  When the second day was nearing its end, Alexa Kim uncharacteristically made triple bogey on her last two holes to open the door just enough for Jaszek to swoop in and take the title by two.  Jaszek played well the week previous at the PGA of Ontario Fall Classic and rode her hot hand all the way to being crowned the 2015 Women's Player of the Year Champion.

For Full Results from both the Men's and Women's Player of the Year Championship CLICK HERE

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