Danny King wins his second Trimark Sportswear Group PGA of Ontario Spring Championship


Danny King wins his second Trimark Sportswear Group
PGA of Ontario Spring Championship



For Immediate Release


May 29, 2013


ALBERTON, ON - A leaner and more fit Danny King walked his way to victory Tuesday in the final round of theTrimark Sportswear Group PGA of Ontario Spring Championship at Heron Point Golf Links.


After a winter of strenuous and regular working out to improve his health and fitness, the Director of Instruction at the Performance Academy at Magna Golf Club marched to a two-stroke victory. The 44-year-old earned a cheque for $3,691.73 as the only golfer in the field of 81 to break par at 2-under (71-69) over the two days.


King, who last won the Spring Championship in 2010 at Whistle Bear GC, played a solid round in the second to last grouping of the day. His day started in the rain over the first four holes and finished in the rain over the last three. King had it to 3-under par for the tourney after birdies on No. 10 and No. 12. An untimely bogey on 17 cost him a stroke and a wayward drive to the left on No. 18 nearly cost him another as he pulled off a terrific second shot that caught the back edge of the green followed by two putts for the victory.


After struggling a bit with his driver in round one, King wanted to head to the range Monday evening to hit some balls at Trafalgar G&CC, where his eight-year-old son is a junior member, but Liam didn't want to go. "He said, you don't have to go to the range, you will be alright," King says. "So we went out and bought him a new bike and we went for a ride together instead . . . I struck the ball really well today, so maybe he knew something I didn't."


While the pros had the option of walking or riding in a cart for the tournament, King enjoyed throwing his bag over his shoulder and didn't feel any fatigue or stress on his body. "I misread a couple of putts or it could have been a special day out there. It was difficult to figure out the speed on the wet greens. I just tried to keep the ball in front of me and hits as many greens in regulation as I could." That number was 14 on Monday and 15 on Tuesday - not bad for rounds No. 5 and 6 of the year.


As the No. 3 player in the PGA of Canada Top-10 PGA Player rankings, King will now focus on the PGA of Canada Championship that will be held on his home course at Magna Golf Club starting June 24th.


While first round co-leaders Conor O'Shea and Alf Callowhill faded a bit, veterans Ken Tarling from Ken Tarling's Golf Academy (73-69) and Hamilton Golf and Country Club Head Professional David Miller (72-70) played tough to finish T2 at even-par. Conor O'Shea (69-74) from the Academy at Piper's Heath and Ron Kenesky Head Professional at Twenty Valley G&CC (73-70) settled in for T4 at 1-over.


"I just didn't feel comfortable out there, a little tight, maybe a little bit of nerves. I just wasn't aggressive. It's been a while since I have played in an event like this," said Miller who didn't get out to a PGA of Ontario stroke play event in 2012 as being the host professional for the RBC Canadian Open kept him busy.


Tarling chipped in for birdie on the first hole for the first of three birdies on the day with just one bogey on No. 13. "I hit the ball really good. I just didn't make enough putts," says Tarling who plays Monday in the qualifier for the British PGA Senior Championship in England.


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Kevin Purcell

Executive Director

PGA of Ontario




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