Champions Crowned at Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada

Bil Walsh (Left) and Danny King win the 1st Nike Golf PGA of Canada Team Championship
Bil Walsh (Left) and Danny King win the 1st Nike Golf PGA of Canada Team Championship
Billy Walsh (Left) and Danny King win the 1st Nike Golf PGA of Canada Team Championship

They were the favourites and in the end they delivered.

Danny King (Golf Performance Academy at Magma) and Billy Walsh (Fairtree Golf Centre) used a three day score of 21-under par to win the first playing of the Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada at The Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda.

Ranked No. 1 and No. 4 in the PGA of Canada player rankings it was a dream pairing and despite the best efforts of their fellow professionals, nobody could top them.

King, who won this year’s PGA Championship of Canada at Cabot Links, said he had positive vibes in Bermuda right from the very onset of the championship.

“It all really started the first night we arrived with Nike putting on barbeque on the beach,” he said. “It was one of the best dinners I’ve ever had in my life with the sand between my toes, the music and all the wonderful food.”

The inaugural Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada featured different team formats for each day—fourball, foursomes and scramble—with King and Walsh taking home $12,000 of the $90,000 total prize purse.

King and Walsh headed into Thursday’s final round with a five-shot lead, however, felt some pressure from the groups of ahead—Boisvert/Godin and Smith/Burns—who both shot 14 under in the scramble format Thursday.

Under the gun with the pressure applied, the winning tandem admitted the key to their success was putting the ball in play and keeping their foot on the gas.

 “We’re a good fit because the strength of my game is keeping the ball in play and in the fairway,” Walsh said. “So when I do that, it frees Danny up with the driver and that’s one of his best weapons.”

“Mid Ocean is such a unique golf course that’s really fun to play,” Walsh said at the end of the week. “We’ve been so fortunate all week to be able to play this world class golf course and I sure hope we have the opportunity again to play this championship again here soon.”

Ian Doig along with his partner Ed Maunder finished fourth, while the team of Billy Houle and Francis Tanguay rounded out the top five.

Pos. Team Total
To Par
T1 T2 T3 Total
1 King, Danny / Walsh, Bill

Fairtree Golf Centre, The Performance Academy at Magna
-21 61 69 62 192
T2 Boisvert, Luc / Godin, Louis-Pierre

Ki-8-Eb (Club De Golf)
-18 64 74 57 195
T2 Burns, Gordon / Smith, Keir

The National Golf Club of Canada, Golden Ridge Golf Range
-18 65 73 57 195
4 Doig, Ian / Maunder, Ed

Deerfield Golf & Recreation Centre, The Ian Doig Golf Academy
-17 66 69 61 196
5 Houle, Billy / Tanguay, Francis

Le Portage (Club De Golf), Kanawaki Golf Club
-13 64 76 60 200
6 Keddy, Thomas / Riley, Conrad

Oslerbrook Golf Club
-12 61 75 65 201
T7 Gilbert, Max / Morin, Jean-Pierre

St. Georges (Club De Golf), Ste-Marguerite (Club De Golf)
-11 64 73 65 202
T7 Laporte, Eric / Mongeau, Philippe

Terrebonne Inc. (Club De Golf), Montcalm (Club De Golf)
-11 67 73 62 202
9 Firth, Dennis / Leggatt, Ian

Summit Golf & Country Club, Mississaugua Golf & Country Club
-10 67 73 63 203
10 Laforce, Jean / Thivierge, Serge

Le Champetre
-9 65 74 65 204
T11 Kerfoot, Brad / Moniz, Michael

Maple Downs Golf Club
-8 68 76 61 205
T11 Mills, Glen / North, Dean

Carman Golf Club, Assiniboine Golf Club
-8 65 75 65 205
T13 Affleck, Brian / Peters, Nick

Eagles Chance Golf Center, Rustico Resort Golf & Tennis Club
-7 67 76 63 206
T13 Bruce, Adam / McGarry, Greg

Glendale Golf & Country Club
-7 67 76 63 206
T13 Bussieres, Marc-Etienne / Levesque, Dave

Longchamp (Club De Golf), La Vallée Du Richelieu (Club De Golf)
-7 64 77 65 206
T13 Callowhill, Alf / Doan, Joshua

RattleSnake Point Golf Club
-7 71 75 60 206
17 McCann, Brian / Peavoy, Matt

Brampton Golf Club, Heron Landing Golf Club
-6 66 78 63 207
T18 Bernier, Serge / Boudreau, Benoit

Le Parcours Du Cerf, Vaudreuil (Club De Golf)
-5 67 80 61 208
T18 Blair, Adam / Kohlen, Mark

Talking Rock Golf Course
-5 64 78 66 208
T18 O’Rourke, Padraic / Tubb, Oliver

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, Seymour Creek Golf Centre
-5 68 79 61 208
T21 Cameron, Tim / Fairbairn, Wayne

Calgary Elks Lodge & Golf Club
-4 70 76 63 209
T21 Hadley, Brian / Murphy, Kyler

Thames Valley Golf Club, Meadowbrook Golf Club
-4 66 80 63 209
T21 Hurl, Mike / Kim, Terry

Angus Glen Golf Club
-4 66 79 64 209
T24 Buder, Jeff / Hay, Trevor

Point Grey Golf & Country Club
-3 68 74 68 210
T24 Kristmanson, Alan / Savage, Duncan

Whistler Golf Club
-3 68 78 64 210
26 Bell, Cody / Crowe, Jesse

Canoe Creek Golf Course, Salmon Arm Golf Club
-2 66 77 68 211
27 Foucault, Marc / Johnson, Scott

Kingsway Parc (Club De Golf), Kanata Golf & Country Club
-1 71 76 65 212
T28 Bogle, Scott / D’Aloisio, Lynden

Magna Golf Club, Glen Eagle Golf Academy
E 71 76 66 213
T28 Jeffrey, Gary / Wettlaufer, David

Golf Town (Barrie), Dave Wettlaufer Golf Corp.
E 75 75 63 213
30 Broderson, Kevin / Gillett, Weston

Lacombe Golf & Country Club, Drayton Valley Golf Course
+2 71 81 63 215
T31 Black, Kevin / Fahey, Michael

Redwood Meadows Golf & C.C.
+3 72 76 68 216
T31 Keating Jr, Walter / Steep, Andrew

Glendale Country Club, Whitewater Golf Club
+3 69 85 62 216
T31 Kinvig, Brad / Pretty, Steven

The Clublink Academy At Glen Abbey, Batteaux Creek Golf Club
+3 75 73 68 216
T31 MacComb, David / McArthur, Craig

Blackhawk Golf Club
+3 68 81 67 216
35 Anderson, Scott / Tomlinson, Dale

River Bend Golf Club
+4 71 77 69 217
T36 Bogan, Daniel / Patch, Joel

Knowlton (Club de Golf)
+5 73 76 69 218
T36 Paradis, Mathieu / Pitre, Louis-Alexandre

Académie Mathieu Paradis, Royal Quebec (Club De Golf)
+5 68 83 67 218
T38 Baillelargeon, Justin / Glenesk, Shannon

Vernon Golf & Country Club
+6 67 85 67 219
T38 Marko, Trevor / Smart, Andrew

Nicklaus North Golf Course
+6 69 82 68 219
T40 Chambers, Jeff / Rumancik, Brennan

Elmwood Golf & Country Club
+8 72 78 71 221
T40 Clark, Thomas / Hastie, John

Timberwolf Golf Academy
+8 69 87 65 221
T40 Mackenzie, Bill / Rushnell, John

The Academy at St. Andrews East Golf Club, Oshawa Golf Club
+8 74 83 64 221
43 Cella, Matthew / Oates, Kevin

Morningstar Golf Club
+9 73 85 64 222
T44 Gascho, Michael / Helm, Corey

Eganridge Inn, Country Club and Spa, Orchard Beach Golf and Country Club
+10 74 80 69 223
T44 Gross, Jeff / Marushak, Kevin

Silverwood Golf Club
+10 69 84 70 223
46 Archibald, Michael / McShane, Frank

Amherst Golf Club
+11 68 88 68 224
47 Courage, Gordon / Thistle, Kevin

Mickelson National Golf Club of Canada, The Hamptons Golf Club
+18 77 82 72 231
T48 Duncan, Robert / Wills, Jeff

Michaelbrook Golf Club, Strictly Golf (Vernon)
+21 76 85 73 234
T48 Grantier, Chris / Vollmer, Roan

The Mid Ocean Club, Oakdale Golf & Country Club
+21 72 90 72 234
50 McMulkin, Frank / McMulkin, Miles

Beaumaris Yacht Club
+22 75 86 74 235