The Great Waterway Classic Returning to Loyalist G&CC in 2015

Bath, ON (October 17, 2014) – The Great Waterway Classic, an official PGA TOUR Canada event, will return to Loyalist Golf & Country Club in Bath, Ontario in 2015.  Having hosted the event for the first time in the event’s three-year history last season, Loyalist will see the event take place August 24-30.

Loyalist, a beautiful Ted Baker design, offers one of the best-conditioned golf courses in The Great Waterway region.  The 6,779 yards of native grasses, strategic bunkering and colourful natural watercourse creates a challenging course for beginners and skilled players alike.

The Great Waterway region boasts over 60 golf courses and is laced together by the sparkling St. Lawrence River, Rideau Canal, Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario. The region serves up all the ingredients of a perfect golf getaway and on its shores you’ll find fascinating history, quaint villages, inspiring art, live theatre and gastronomic delights at every turn. On its waters, enjoy world-class sailing, scuba diving, pristine beaches and leisurely cruises.

“We are pleased to be returning to Loyalist for The Great Waterway Classic in 2015,” said tournament director Brad Parkins.  “The ownership group, management team and community residents at Loyalist wholeheartedly embraced the event this year and we look on building on the momentum we established through this year’s event into the 2015 edition.”

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia native David Bradshaw captured the 2014 event with a birdie on the 72nd hole, good for a one-stroke victory over Argentinian Tommy Cocha and fellow American Adam Long.

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) will once again be the host organization conducting the event, which will see players deep in the race for Web.com Tour status that will be handed out at the end of the season.

About The Great Waterway

The Great Waterway was established in 2010 to promote and invest in tourism along Lake Ontario, from Prince Edward County in the West, up the Rideau Canal to the North and to the Quebec border in the East. The Great Waterway region includes unique towns, villages and cities of Quinte West, Belleville, Kingston, Gananoque, Brockville, and Cornwall. For more information, please visit www.thegreatwaterway.com.

About PGA TOUR Canada

PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer, where tomorrow’s stars begin the path to the PGA TOUR. The leading five money winners at the end of each season earn status on the Web.com Tour for the following season. PGA TOUR Canada’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for our members, fans, volunteers and our partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf & enrich the communities we visit.

Online: PGATOUR.COM/Canada 

Twitter: @PGATOURCanada

Facebook: Facebook.com/PGATOURCanada

About the Canadian Junior Golf Association

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.

Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit www.cjga.com

The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.

Outside the Game – McKinnon Brothers Brewery

 

Low Scores Prevail at The Great Waterway Classic Pro-Am

Bath, Ont. (August 20, 2014) – Professional golfers were teamed up with a group of amateurs yesterday for The Great Waterway Classic’s Pro-Am. Professionals were playing a separate “stroke play” competition for a $2500 Purse, in addition to a team net score competition.

With the privilege of playing alongside a PGA TOUR Canada professional, team scores ended up being incredibly low with winning scores being reminiscent of a video game. The tournament was split up into a morning wave and an afternoon wave as the Pro-Am turned into an all-day event.

Morning Wave Results:

Place/Score Professional Group
1st (47) Wes Homan John Pallister, Kristian Laughlin, Rob MacDonald, Mike McCullough
T-2nd (48) Sean Shahi Scott Fraser, Paul Pennell, Tim Aldridge, Craig Duff
T-2nd (48) Jay Myers Grant Barber, Ernie Tolguesi, Nic Delvoo, Chris Richards
4th (51) Ben Silverman Pat O’Shaughnessy, Gary Grant, Bill Vanderwoodes, Mike Salman
5th (52) Brad Clapp Jeff Johnson, Kevin Kirk, Todd fox, Matt Lee
6th (53) Matthew Smith Jamie Troke, Eric Mofino, Thomas Long, Barry Kowacz
T-7th (54) Sam Ryder Steve Paul, Robert Paul, Dave Paul, Mike Stockfish
T-7th (54) Beon Yeong Lee Kevin Mauricio, Jonathan Rebelo, Duane Parliament
T-7th (54) Daniel Miernicki Mark Vanderhurst, Louis Tarvokoll, Glen O’Denoghue, Greg Enright
T-7th (54) Ted Brown Jean James, Mary Katherine, Neil Garrison, Wade Mitchell
T-7th (54) Peter Campbell Pam Oliver, Joanne Wright, Jodie Jenkins, Terry Stevenson
T-12th (55) Tim Madigan Kelly Hale, Chris Hannah, Brandon Shorts, Andrew Ellis
T-12th (55) Stu Anderson Greg Grey, Steven Hagerman, Wayne Davis, Bob Stacey
T-12th (55) Greg Machtaler Mark Mozurck, Bob Thompson, Tim Reynolds, Pete Leonard
T-12th (55) Matt Hill Jeff lundy, Jeff Moore, Mike Moran, Vickie Runden
T-12th (55) Micah Burke Ala Currick, Karolyn Shewfelt, Shirley Egerton
T-12th (55) Devin Carrey Jim Barber, Mike Purcell, Andre Boucher, Marc Boucher
T-18th (56) Jon Mils Dave Haggerman, John Moran, Nick Bohdanec, Michael Egger
T-18th (56) Mat Harmon Percy Sargent, Bob Harper, Wayne Gallinger
20th (59) Clark Klassen Peggy Rice, Elaine Stillwell, Deb Lowry, Allan MacGregor
21st (65) Richard McDonald Gord Jenkins, Jim McDonell, Kyle Lothian, Ryan Martin

Afternoon Wave

Place/Score Professional Group
T-1st (48) Greg Eason Ryan Remington, Ryan McConnell, Neil Kincode, Kent Fallis
T-1st (48) Brock Mackenzie Jeff Calderwood, Jim Thompson, Cedar Nesbitt, Pierre Pelard
3rd (49) Ryan Williams Mark Mclvor, Darryl Yorke, Ken Nelski, Keagen Sawyer
4th (49) Olin Browne Howard McGlynn, Mike Forbert, Ron Earl
T-5th (50) Seann McMingten Bob Nadon, Gillis Grenier, Larry Pringle,
T-5th (50) Clayton Rask Gord Schermerhom, Terry Bennett, Chris Douglas, Mark Day
T-5th (50) Bryan Bergna Jeff McCann, Rudy Guzark, Bryon Newell, Elaine Jackson
T-5th (50) Lucas Kim David Dargie, Larry Bolton, David Beatty, Brent Ellis
T-5th (50) Ryan Brehm Cal Prang, Robert Towner, John Pedersen, Rick Scrutton
T-5th (50) Ryan Yip Annie Weir, Blair Harris, Bill Swan, Dug Stevenson
11 (51) Matt Marshall Brandon Pickard, Jason Mullin, David Hay, Dave Morrison
T-12th (52) Paul Connack Leo Hanlon, Steve Rodriguez, Jim Reid, Paul Wills
T-12th (52) Steve Carney Dale Henderson, Ron Lacey, Terry Ashton, Larry Manuel
T-12th (52) Jeff Dennis Michael Smith, John Steele, Terry Gibson, Timothy Lloyd
T-15th (53) Dan McCarthy Martin Gold, Rob Carnegie, Laurie Walker, Jermy Barlett
T-15th (53) Mitchell Buttacavou Wil Walker, Bill Daniell, Devon Daniell, Rich Biffis
T-15th (53) Robert Karlsson Greg Smith, Aaron Dyck, Rob Castallarin, Scott Kehoe
T-18th (54) Riley Wheeldon Nate Doornekamp, Mike Airhart, Paul Langois, Gord Sinclair
T-18th (54) Kelvin Day Kurt Ammon, Angus Genge, Mike Keiritead, Joe Waller
T-18th (54) Josh Persons Bruce Robertson, Kevin Baker, Christian Hutchinson, Scott Richardson
T-21st (55) Dan Buchner Jeff Garrah, Norm Springer, John Gerretsen, James Lambert
T-21st (55) Matt Galloway Chuck Airhart, Vern Amey, Dennis Chadwick, Brian Bowen

The Great Waterway Classic would like to thank all of the professionals, and of course the amateurs and sponsors who attended the Pro-Am to make it a success.

For more information on The Great Waterway Classic, visit www.thegreatwaterwayclassic.ca

About The Great Waterway

The Great Waterway was established in 2010 to promote and invest in tourism along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, from Prince Edward County in the West to the Quebec border in the East. The Great Waterway region includes unique towns, villages and cities of Quinte West, Belleville, Kingston, Gananoque, Brockville, and Cornwall. 

About PGA TOUR Canada

PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer, where tomorrow’s stars begin the path to the PGA TOUR. The leading five money winners at the end of each season earn status on the Web.com Tour for the following season. PGA TOUR Canada’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for our members, fans, volunteers and our partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf & enrich the communities we visit.

Online: PGATOUR.COM/Canada
Twitter:
@PGATOURCanada
Facebook: Facebook.com/PGATOURCanada 

About the Canadian Junior Golf Association

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.

Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf.

For more information on the CJGA, visit www.cjga.com.

For Additional Information:

Stephen Nixon

Tournament Operations Coordinator

Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA)

Email: stephen.nixon@cjga.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cjga.ca

Loyalist Golf & Country Club Set to Host The Great Waterway Classic

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Bath, Ont. (August 19, 2014) – The first round of The Great Waterway Classic is set to get underway on August 21 as Loyalist Golf & Country Club will host this prestigious tournament for the first time.

After an exciting finish to last year’s tournament where Hugo Leon (Chile) was victorious by one-shot at Upper Canada Golf Course, Loyalist Golf & Country Club should prove to be another exciting test for players as they battle it out to crowned as The Great Waterway Classic champion.

With the PGA TOUR Canada schedule now in it’s homestretch, The Great Waterway Classic will be a crucial tournament for players fighting to improve their standing on the season long Order of Merit. The top five players on the PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit at season’s end will all earn Web.com Tour cards, so this tournament could either make or break their status.

Notable players in the field include Sean Shahi (Orange County, CA), who tees off at 7:30 a.m., as he finished in third-place last year at The Great Waterway Classic, falling short by only two strokes. The number-one player on the Order of Merit thus far, Joel Dahmen (Clarkston, WA) will be fun to watch this week, as he’ll try to win his third tournament of the season. Dahmen tees off at 12:30 p.m., alongside Stephen Carney (Tulsa, OK) and Micah Burke (Los Angeles, CA). Also, watch out for Matthew Code (Belleville, Ont.), who won the Monday Qualifier by three-shots after shooting 64 (-8). He’ll tee off at 9:00 a.m. with   (Kitchener, Ont.) and 2014 Canadian Junior Boys Champion Austin James (Bath, Ont.).

For more information on The Great Waterway Classic, visit www.thegreatwaterwayclassic.ca

About The Great Waterway

The Great Waterway was established in 2010 to promote and invest in tourism along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, from Prince Edward County in the West to the Quebec border in the East. The Great Waterway region includes unique towns, villages and cities of Quinte West, Belleville, Kingston, Gananoque, Brockville, and Cornwall.

About PGA TOUR Canada

PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer, where tomorrow’s stars begin the path to the PGA TOUR. The leading five money winners at the end of each season earn status on the Web.com Tour for the following season. PGA TOUR Canada’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for our members, fans, volunteers and our partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf & enrich the communities we visit.

Online: PGATOUR.COM/Canada
Twitter:
@PGATOURCanada
Facebook: Facebook.com/PGATOURCanada 

About the Canadian Junior Golf Association

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.

Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf.

For more information on the CJGA, visit www.cjga.com.

For Additional Information:

Stephen Nixon

Tournament Operations Coordinator

Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA)

Email: stephen.nixon@cjga.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cjga.ca

Code’s Course Record Gains him Entrance into The Great Waterway Classic

- 10 players earn entry into PGA TOUR Canada event–

Bath, Ont. (August 19, 2014) – A field of over 100 amateurs and professionals travelled to Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club yesterday to try to gain one of 10 spots into The Great Waterway Classic, a PGA TOUR Canada event. The day was filled with record-breaking scores and an exciting playoff.

Matthew Code (Belleville, ON) started off hot with two birdies in his first two holes and ended it even hotter with five consecutive birdies from holes 14-18 to break the course record at Bay of Quinte shooting a stellar 64 (-8). A smooth 29 (-6) on back nine and nine birdies on his card guided the 22-year-old to first place and more importantly gained him entry into The Great Waterway Classic.

Not to be overlooked by Code’s impressive round was Kyle Morris (Worthington, OH) who also played great, shooting 67 (-5) to finish in second-place. Five players finished in a tie for third as Mac Boucher (Uxbridge, ON), Zack Kempa (Brantford, ON), Russell Budd (Toronto, Ont.), Brad Kerfoot (Toronto, ON) and Matthew McMahon (Brockville, Ont.) all gained a spot into The Great Waterway Classic by shooting 68 (-4).

The last spots into the tournament came down to Jesse Speirs (Memphis, TN), Brett Cairns (Courtland, ON.), Cody Semmerlock (Pomfret Center, CT) and Wes Heffernan (Calgary, AB) who had to battle it out in a playoff after shooting 69 (-3). With three spots available for four players, Speirs, Cairns and Semmerlock were all fortunate to move on in the playoff but unfortunately Heffernan was the odd-man out getting beat out in the playoff.

The 10 new entrants into The Great Waterway Classic will now tee-off on Thursday, August 21 when The Great Waterway Classic gets underway at Loyalist Golf & Country Club.

For more information on The Great Waterway Classic, visit www.thegreatwaterwayclassic.ca

About The Great Waterway

The Great Waterway was established in 2010 to promote and invest in tourism along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, from Prince Edward County in the West to the Quebec border in the East. The Great Waterway region includes unique towns, villages and cities of Quinte West, Belleville, Kingston, Gananoque, Brockville, and Cornwall. 

About PGA TOUR Canada

PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer, where tomorrow’s stars begin the path to the PGA TOUR. The leading five money winners at the end of each season earn status on the Web.com Tour for the following season. PGA TOUR Canada’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for our members, fans, volunteers and our partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf & enrich the communities we visit.

Online: PGATOUR.COM/Canada
Twitter:
@PGATOURCanada
Facebook: Facebook.com/PGATOURCanada

About the Canadian Junior Golf Association

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.

Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf.

For more information on the CJGA, visit www.cjga.com.

For Additional Information:

Stephen Nixon

Tournament Operations Coordinator

Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA)

Email: stephen.nixon@cjga.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cjga.ca