Hadley Does It Again at the 2018 TaylorMade & adidas Ontario Zone Championship

7/11/2018

BELLEVILLE, ON - Hadley does it again, and becomes the third Professional to win the TaylorMade & Adidas Ontario Zone Championship 4 times. 

National Partners TaylorMade and adidas support a major Championship in all nine PGA Zones which sees the winner receive an early exemption into the PGA Championship of Canada in 2019.
 
At the end of day one three-time champion, Brian Hadley of Thames Valley Golf Club and Nick Kenney of the National Golf Club of Canada lead the TaylorMade & adidas Ontario Zone Championship at 6-under 66. Tied for 2nd at 3-under 69 are four-time champion Danny King and Victor Ciesielski.
 
Ontario is experiencing a warmer than usual summer so far with many days over 30 degrees and the last two days were no different. On Tuesday the wind wasn't blowing quite as much which made it feel even warmer so players looked forward to enjoying a can of Triple Bogey, the Official Beer of the PGA of Ontario and a meal.
 
This is the third time the PGA of Ontario has been at Black Bear Ridge. BBR welcomed us twice in 2015 once for the Senior Spring and once for the Ontario/Quebec Matches. It was enjoyed just as much now as it was then. Group after group said "what a great golf course!"
 
Brian Hadley said following the round "I really enjoyed the layout, it was a good test that keeps you thinking all the way around, the course conditions stayed very consistent overall. On day 2 the wind changed directions which made holes 11 through 13 play a little easier.
 
The lead group made up of all previous PGA of Ontario winners (Hadley, Kenney and King) are used to playing under pressure. "Everyone was playing well in the group and making birdies so it was a good atmosphere to be in" said Hadley. But even the winner doesn't always hit the fairway saying his best shot may have been the punch out of the trees on 14 and the holing out from 40 yards. On day 2 the wind changed directions which made holes 11 through 13 play a little easier. Brian carded 7 birdies in his first round and 4 birdies and an eagle on day 2 for a two day total of 9-under for the tournament.
 
It was back in 2013 when Brian hoisted the trophy for the second time and became known as Mr. 59. It was at Deer Ridge Golf Club on the 18th hole, played at 490 yards. Brian hit a 2 hybrid to a back right pin to 4 feet and converted the eagle putt to shoot 59!
 
"It's always an honour to win the PGA of Ontario Championship but to be only the third person to win 4 times is truly special to me and I look forward to 2019 to try and defend" said Brian. 
 
Brian took home $5,000 and 100 points in the Chase to the Breenie Cup!
  
For full results from the TaylorMade & Adidas Ontario Zone Championship CLICK HERE
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