King and Walsh lead the way as Sixteen Teams qualify for NIKE PGA Team Championship of Canada


August 31, 2016
MARKHAM, ON - PGA of Ontario Professionals from across the zone teamed up yesterday for their chance to be one of sixteen teams to qualify for the NIKE PGA Team Championship of Canada.  This unique championship sees two PGA of Canada professionals pairing up with the partner of his or her choice. The pair competes together in their respective PGA of Canada Zone Qualifier with hopes of landing one of the coveted spots for the $90,000 purse championship.  The qualifier was held at Angus Glen Golf Club and teams played three different formats over eighteen holes at, Better Ball, Modified Alternate Shot, and Scramble. 
Danny King and Billy Walsh came into the event as heavy favourites, sitting in first and second spot on the all-time PGA of Ontario money list, and defending NIKE PGA Team Championship of Canada Champions.  The champs wasted no time at all birdying two of their first three holes and five of their first nine.  "We make a good team," Walsh said after the round.  "I hit a lot of fairways and that lets Danny swing away with his driver."  Swing away they did adding another five birdies on the back-nine to finish the round on top of the leaderboard at 10-under 62 and take home their share of the $15,000 qualifier purse. Walsh continued, "Everything was just clicking for us.  We were making the easy ones, and making the hard ones too.  It was a fun day for us"
The sixteen Ontario teams that qualified for the October 24-27 NIKE Team Championship of Canada, hosted by The Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda were:
Danny King (The Performance Academy at Magna) & Bill Walsh (Fairtree Golf Centre)
Adam Beange (Deer Ridge Golf Club) & James Skrypec (The Golf Academy at Deer Ridge)
Brian Hadley (Thames Valley Golf Club) & Gord Chilton (Sleepy Hollow Golf Club)
Gord Burns (Gord Burns Golf School) & Keir Smith (The National Golf Club of Canada)
Steve Rodriguez (GolfTEC Markham) & Steven Fox (GolfTEC Markham)
Conrad Riley (Oslerbrook Golf Club) & Thomas Keddy (Oslerbrook Golf Club)
Ed Maunder (Deerfield Golf Club) & Ian Doig (The Ian Doig Golf Academy)
Andrew McCarthy (Donalda Club) & Michael Horsley (Donalda Club)
GW King (The Academy at The Georgian Bay Club) & Wayne Middaugh (Port Carling Golf & CC)
Bill MacKenzie (The Academy at St. Andrews East GC) & John Rushnell (Oshawa Golf Club)
Terry Kim (Angus Glen Golf Club) & Cory Racioppo (Angus Glen Golf Club)
Matt Robinson (Greystone Golf Club) & Tyler Lush (Blue Springs Golf Club)
Brad Kinvig (The Clublink Academy at Glen Abbey) & Steven Pretty (Batteaux Creek Golf Club)
John Cochrane (The Clublink Academy at Glen Abbey) & Sean Casey (The Clublink Academy at Glen Abbey)
Luke Ridley (Bigwin Island Golf Club) & Nick Kenney (The National Golf Club of Canada)
Christien Jones (Peterborough Golf & CC) & Matthew Peavoy (Heron Landing Golf Club)
For scores and full results from the NIKE PGA Team Championship Qualifier CLICK HERE
For more information, please contact:
Devon Smith
PGA of Ontario
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