Simmlands Ontario PGA Seniors' Championship Underway


Tarling Leads Simmlands Ontario PGA Seniors’ Championship
Play Suspended with 34 Players Still to Complete First Round

(Markham, Ont., August 10, 2009) - The first round of the Simmlands Ontario PGA Seniors’ Championship has been suspended due to inclement weather. Cedar Brae Golf & Country Club was battered by rain and high winds just after 1PM EST rendering the course unplayable. Players who didn’t complete their rounds today will complete their rounds in the morning and the second round will begin at approximately 11 AM.

Ken Tarling (Ken Tarling Golf Academy) did manage to complete his round and is currently the leader in the club house at 4-under-par. Tarling’s bogey free round consisted of 4 birdies and 28 putts.

“I played very solid today,” said Tarling who is looking to become the first back to back winner since Gar Hamilton (Mississaugua) won in 2000 and 2001. “I’m not thinking about winning because quite frankly I can’t control that, I just want to go out and play as well as I can,” added Tarling who won the 2008 Ontario PGA Seniors’ Championship at Cedar Brae by three shots over Dave Bell (Tecumseh Golf Centre).

Other notable scores included a 2-under-par from John White (Beechwood). Bob Beauchemin (Oakdale) and Craig Marseilles (Heritage Hills) managed to put together even par rounds.

The Ontario PGA Seniors Championship has been contested since 1980 and boasts an accomplished list of past champions. Four Canadian Golf Hall of Famers and one Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member have their names etched on the trophy. Those names include Moe Norman(Can), Al Balding(Can), Bob Panasik(Can), Wilf Homenuik(Can) and Jerry Anderson(Ont). The Ontario PGA Seniors' Championship is a 36 hole individual stroke play event with no cut.

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