Two pros from the Kingston area teamed up on Thursday to win the first event on the 2014 Mandarin Tour.
Simon Reyers and Brad Revell, who each honed their games at the Cataraqui Golf & Country Club prior to their collegiate careers, combined for a score of -11 at the BraeBen Golf Club in Mississauga, Ontario to better the field by two strokes.
The Limestone City boys got off to a quick start with an opening 29 (-7) that included all threes on the card except for two holes. A back nine score of 32 completed the day.
They beat out four other pairs of golfers who shared second place – a grouping that included past PGA TOUR Canada winners Michael Gligic and Derek Gillespie (playing on separate teams).
Reyers and Revell picked up $1750 for the win plus another $280 in Skins money.
Revell played won two Ontario Junior Championships before playing collegiately for North Carolina State. He spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons on PGA TOUR Canada.
Reyers turned professional in 2013 after completing schooling at the University of Detroit-Mercy. He won two events individually on the Mandarin Tour in 2013.
While two Kingstonians were having success on Thursday another was struggling a bit at PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying.
Brad Boyle turned in a third round of 80 at the Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community in British Columbia. Three double bogeys on the card hampered the 23 year-old former TOUR member who had opened with a 73 and a 72.
He is tied for 80th place with just one round to play and will need to make a big climb on the board to reach the 40th position, the last spot that will earn status (Conditional) for the 2014 PGA TOUR Canada season.
American David Bradshaw leads the way by 11 strokes at -18 overall.
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It was a busy day for Kingston area golfers as Bath, Ontario’s Augusta James began play for North Carolina State University at the NCAA East Regionals on Thursday. The Team Canada member and Loyalist Country Club golfer shot 69 and shares 9th place headed into round 2. She is 4 strokes off the lead.