- 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.
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:
Tournament Operations Coordinator
Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA)