BURNS AND SMITH WIN ASSISTANTS TEAM

4/30/2013

WHITEVALE, ON - Keir Smith and Gordon Burns found their winning form once again on Monday to win their second Pin High PGA of Ontario Assistants' Team Championship and first at Whitevale Golf Club.

 

Smith, who teaches out of The National Golf Club of Canada and Burns, who teaches out of Golden Ridge Golf Range in Richmond Hill, pounded out 11 birdies to win the two-person scramble by two shots and take home a cheque for $2,000.

 

"It was a fun way to start the season and when you make 11 birdies with no bogeys you know you're going to be up there," Smith said, noting they last won the spring event in 2010 at Angus Glen GC. "We had a good pairing today with Bill Walsh and John McCann, they're a good team and we knew if we stayed close to them we would be in the mix."

 

Walsh and McCann, who teach out of Fairtree Golf Center, finished T2 at 9-under with Sean Burke (Ă–viinbyrd GC) and Matthew Dunn of Oak Hills GC, while four teams settled for T4 at 7-under.

 

"Whether you finish first or 25th this is always a competitive event on a terrific golf course," says Brian McCann, who is hanging on to his No. 1 ranking in the PGA of Canada Order of Merit and looking forward to a better year in 2013. "I had never played Whitevale until the tournament was moved here three years and now I really enjoy it. It's totally underrated with some of the best greens we play all year."

 

Pin High Canada, President& CEO Stephen Marajah says, his company's goal is to offers players the finest performance apparel in golf, so to connect with members of the PGA of Ontario at the first event of the years is a perfect fit for the apparel company he took over in 2012.

 

Pin High sponsors tour players including the likes of; David Hearn, John Daly, Daniel Chopra and many others on the LPGA Tour, the web.com Tour, PGA Tour Canada, the European Tour, Asian Tour and other professional, but it's at the grassroots level where they have seen solid growth in Canada over the last two years.

 

"We have a fashion forward styling for 2013 that I think is very appealing and the technology that goes into our garments is second to none and we will always have the most advanced fabrics in play," says Marajah, who has six Canadian sales representatives. "As we continue to expand globally and move into the U.S. market in 2014, we want to maintain and grow the valuable partnerships we have here in Ontario and across the country."

 

Pin High is also the title sponsor from the PGA of Ontario ranking of the Top-50 courses in Ontario that will be unveiled this summer and is a presenting sponsor for the PGA of Ontario Tour Championship at Legends on the Niagara on September 30th and October 1-2.

 

For results from the Pin High PGA of Ontario Assistants' Team Championship CLICK HERE and to view the tournament wrap-up video CLICK HERE

 

 

For more information contact:

Kevin Purcell

Executive Director

PGA of Ontario

905-420-1233

kevin@pgaofontario.com

www.pgaofontario.com

 

Stephen Maharaj

President/CEO

Pin High Canada     

905-876-2522   

stephen@pinhigh.ca

www.pinhighgolf.org

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