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August 1st - TaylorMade/Adidas Summer Open
On Monday, July 27th under sweltering conditions at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, Luke Saunders of the OAC Golf School was crowned the Taylor Made-adidas Golf Summer Open Champion. Luke’s round of two under par 69, which included one eagle and four birdies against four bogeys, bested the field of fellow professionals by four shots. Remarkably, this is Luke’s first victory at an Ottawa PGA event after a number second place finishes.
“I hit the ball extremely well today and made my fair share of putts. Even my chipping, whish is normally a weakness, was very strong. It just seemed like everything was clicking out there today and my round had the potential to be even better” said Luke after the round.
Rounding out the top five all with 2 over rounds of 73 were Bob Flaro of the Rivermead Golf Club, Jason Winters of the Kevin Haime Golf School, Jonathan Schaepper of Mountain Creek Golf Club and Chris Barber of The Landings Golf Centre.
In the Senior Division Steve Hall of Calabogie came out victorious over Terry Kolar of Mississippi Golf Club on the 4th extra hole.
Special thanks to our title sponsor Taylor Made-adidas Golf, represented by Sam Moss and Michel Normand. Also a big thank you to Royal Ottawa Head Professional Paul Carrothers for hosting this Flagstick.com Players Tour event.
July 1st - Pro/Pro
The Flagstick.com Players’ Tour 2015 Pro-Pro Championship, presented by Boutique Pro Golf Buying Group took place on Monday, June 29th at Club de Golf Le Sorcier.
Under warm and sunny skies, 27 teams were battling for the Championship. Playing three different formats, better ball the first six holes, Chapman alternate shot the middle six holes, and scramble the final six holes, the team of Chris Learmoth of Deep River Golf Club and Jason McGrath of Glen-Mar Golf Club were crowned the Champions. Posting a score of 6-under 65 they found themselves in a playoff with Dan McNeely and Paul Vaillancourt of Smiths Falls.
McGrath kick started the round with an eagle three on the par-five third hole, which helped the team make it through the better ball format at three under. After playing the alternate shot portion in even par that set the stage to make a run in the scramble format. Playing those last six holes in three under landed them in the playoff. While they thought a score of 63 or 64 was out there, the combination of difficult greens and blustery conditions kept the scores from going lower than anticipated.
There were five other teams tied for third at 5 under par just one shot back. The teams of Scott McLeod/Derek MacDonald, Joe Diflorio/ Jon Stevenson, JC Beecroft/ Marc Rouse, Marc Foucault/Dany Lacombe and lastly Dave Kalil/Mike Dagenais.
Special thanks to Host Professional Guy Bealieu and his team at Club de Golf Le Sorcier for a great day.
Photo of Jason McGrath and Chris Learmonth courtesy of Flagstick Photography.