King Holds Court At PGA Club Pro Championship

Danny King (Photo: Chris Fry, PGA of Canada)
Danny King (Photo: Chris Fry, PGA of Canada)
Danny King (Photo: Chris Fry, PGA of Canada)

Danny King has a shot today at winning a record third PGA of Canada national championship of 2015.

The 47 year-old pro from the Performance Academy at Magna has been dominate this season and leads the way by one shot at the Titleist & FootJoy PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada with eighteen holes scheduled to play.  He is vying to win the title for the third time. 

Rounds of 70 and 68 have King at 6 under par overall and give him a slim one stroke margin over first round leader Kevin Black of Alberta.

Already this season King tasted victory at the PGA Championship of Canada and partnered with Bill Walsh to win the PGA Team Championship of Canada in Bermuda. 

“I played really well today and even though I started out with a bogey on the first and another on the fourth I was able to settle down and turn pretty good,” King commented on his second round. “The five or six holes are really tricky with distance control,” he said, adding, “I’ll work on some distance control stuff with my short irons and wedges and be better come tomorrow.”

If he should prevail King would become the third person win at least three PGA Club Professional Championships of Canada. Gar Hamilton and Yvan Beauchemin have each won four titles.

Kingston, Ontario’s Chris Barber is the leading player from the PGA of Ottawa Zone.  His rounds of 74-74 have him in a share of 15th place.

The Inter-Zone Team Championship, which is comprised of four players per zone (and three scores per team counting), was handed out Tuesday. Team Ontario—Ian Doig, Ron Kenesky, Matt Peavoy and King—captured the title.

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