Carleton Golf & Yacht Club in the south end of Ottawa hosted the Flagstick.com Players Tour – PGA of Ottawa Spring Open on Monday, June 6.
Area golf professionals gathered to play some competitive golf after a long off season and the Spring Open is the first stroke play event on their competitive summer schedule.
Bill Minkhorst from the Prescott Golf Club was in the first group off the tee and with his stellar round of 4 under par 67 made him the leader waiting in the clubhouse all afternoon to see if his score would hold up. It did and he was declared Spring Open Champion after his fellow competitors posted their scores.
When asked what he was thinking throughout the afternoon, PGA of Ottawa Spring Champion Bill Minkhorst responded. “I wasn’t really sure that my score would hold up with the winds blowing the way they were. The conditions were tough and I was kind of hoping. We had nobody in front of us and we played in three and a half hours. It was a tremendous pace for us as the lead group. I hit my hybrid straight on most of the holes, hit the greens and putted well today.”
With 5 birdies on the front and a score of 30, Bill set the pace for the field. He had a double and a single bogey on the back side along with 2 birdies on his way to his winning score. He’s also looking forward to the remainder of the events on the Flagstick.com Players Tour this summer.
John Kelly and Lee Curry from Hylands and PGA of Canada Member Luke Saunders were close with their scores of 3 under par 68 and they tied for 2nd place.
In the senior division of the competition Terry Kolar from Mississippi posted a score of 74 and finished one stroke ahead of Dave Kalil from the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club.
PGA of Ottawa co-captains thanked the members and staff of the Carleton Golf & Yacht Club for the use of their club and the course conditioning for their Spring Open.
PGA of Ottawa players also wished a speedy recovery to Harry Hereford, their Executive Director after a recent emergency operation.
Next up for PGA of Ottawa Golf Professionals on the Flagstick.com Players Tour is their Pro-Pro event at Whitetail Golf Club on June 27th.
|John Kelly||Hylands/OAC Golf School||Main||68||$ 800.00|
|Jonathan Schaepper||Mountain Creek||Main||68||$ 800.00|
|Lee Curry||Hylands/OAC Golf School||Main||68||$ 800.00|
|Graham Gunn||Advantage Golf School||Main||70||$ 525.00|
|Marc Foucault||Kingsway||Main||70||$ 525.00|
|Dan McNeely||Smiths Falls||Main||72||$ 425.00|
|Adam Miller||Smiths Falls||Main||73||$ 265.00|
|Michel Dagenais||Champlain||Main||73||$ 265.00|
|Shawn Banfield||Ottawa Hunt||Main||73||$ 265.00|
|Bob Flaro||Rivermead||Main||75||$ 80.00|
|Colin Orr||Ottawa Athletic Club Golf School||Main||75||$ 80.00|
|Greg Chambers||Manderley||Main||75||$ 80.00|
|Luke Saunders||CPGA Member||Main||75||$ 80.00|
|Scott Mikkelsen||Greyhawk||Main||75||$ 80.00|
|Chris Barber||The Landings||Main||76|
|Darrell Buchanan||The Meadows||Main||76|
|Joe Dubinski||19th Tee||Main||76|
|Chris Bernard||Sand Point Golf Club||Main||77|
|Gregg Foley||19th Tee||Main||79|
|Dave Kalil||Ottawa Hunt||Senior||75||$ 450.00|
|Scott MacDonald||Juniper Fairways||Senior||76|