The Country Club dominates at the 2017 PING Pro/Jr Championship


July 5, 2017
UXBRIDGE, ON - The PGA of Canada - Ontario Zone held their annual PING Pro/Jr Championship on Tuesday at Wooden Sticks and in the true nature of the event, the Juniors were spoiled by both PING who generously contributed tee gifts and prizing and Wooden Sticks who's wonderful property is always a treat to come and play. 
The PING Pro/Jr Championship is divided into two divisions, gross and net, and juniors (18 and under) from all skill levels compete as a team with their golf coach in a round of Best Ball.  The team from The Country Club, Piero Poletto (Pro) & Grant Lau (Jr), dominated play recording five birdies and an eagle on their way to a 7-under 65 and a net 11-under 61.  "It was a true team effort," Poletto said after play.  "When I made a bad shot Grant would step up and put it close, and when Grant missed I was there.  We both played pretty well, but together we played great." The team relied on three consecutive birdies on their last three holes of competition to secure the win.
"This is a great event," Poletto continued.  "This is my fourth in a row now.  It's a fun day, and even more fun when you can pull off a win.  The Juniors love it and the Pro's have a great time too" 
There needed to be a winner in the Net division and the teams from Taboo Muskoka Resort, Dakota Chase (Pro) & Aydan Downer (Jr), and Oakdale Golf Academy, Wes Stanford (Pro) & John-Steven Giannantonio (Jr) shared the honors as both teams finished at 9-under 63.  On the twelfth, one of Wooden Sticks Augusta replica holes, Downer made the shot of the round by chipping in from off the green for a Net one.  "It was a great shot," Chase recalled.  "We were feeding off of each other all day and Aydan was the steam that powered the train."
Top five by division:
Piero Poletto & Grant Lau
Reg Millage & Sam Meek
Brianna Cooper & Stewart Bell
Sheldon Friske & Michael Katsman
Cameron Gall & Luca Ferrara
Dakota Chase & Aydan Downer
Wes Stanford & John-Steven Giannantonio
Jeff Mills & Nick Mills
Bob Beauchemin & Jakob Ain
Jon Blomme & Robbie Pemberton
The PGA of Canada - Ontario Zone continues their Team Series schedule on July 31, 2017 for the Senior Pro/Junior Pro at The Country Club.  Registration deadline will be Monday July 24 at Midnight. 
For full results and scores from the PING Pro/Jr Championship CLICK HERE
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